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02/08/2019

Antonio Rangel Receives NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award

Emily Velasco
Antonio Rangel is a recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award from NOMIS, a Swiss organization that promotes innovative interdisciplinary research.
A portrait of Antonio Rangel. He wears glasses and a blue polo. Green trees are in the background
02/07/2019

This is a Neuron on Nicotine

Lorinda Dajose
Newly developed sensors visually illustrate how nicotine affects cells from the inside out.
A glowing cell
02/04/2019

Vilcek Foundation Prize Awarded to Mikhail Shapiro

Elise Cutts
Mikhail Shapiro wins prize for immigrant biomedical scientists.
Mikhail Shapiro
01/24/2019

Autism and Theory of Mind

Lori Dajose
Theory of mind, or the ability to represent other people's minds as distinct from one's own, can be difficult for people with autism. A new test provides researchers with a better understanding of the source of this difficulty.
A cartoon depiction of many people thinking.
12/19/2018

Lessons on Human Genome Editing: a Conversation with David Baltimore

Lori Dajose
An international summit to discuss human genome editing took place from November 27–29, 2018, amid a surprising report that the first-ever genetically modified babies had been born.
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12/14/2018

Neuroscience Initiative Turns Two

Lori Dajose
An update on the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience, two years after the Chens announced their historic gift to Caltech
A rendering of the Chen Neuroscience Research Building.
12/04/2018

Learning from Mistakes

Lori Dajose
Caltech scientists identify single neurons in the human brain that catch our mistakes and correct future behavior.
image of a
11/29/2018

Cracking Open a Cold One with the Flies

Elise Cutts
The same behavior that drives fruit flies to interrupt your picnic helps scientists understand how animals use sensory inputs to make decisions.
Trajectory of a fruit fly as it finds food
11/27/2018

Helping the Blind to Navigate

Lori Dajose
Caltech neuroscientists combine augmented reality devices and computer vision algorithms to assist the blind in navigating unfamiliar environments.
photo of a person wearing augmented reality glasses
11/08/2018

Picking Fights with Fruit Flies

Lori Dajose
Male fruit flies display aggression in a manner similar to humans. Now, Caltech scientists have shown how the flies' threatening behavior is encoded in their brains.
A fruit fly raising its wings in a threat display.