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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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11/13/2018

Symposium Marks 10 Years of Caltech-City of Hope Partnership

Emily Velasco
Caltech and City of Hope's Biomedical Research Initiative has reached its 10th anniversary and has funded 53 projects.
A thematic graphic showing the concept of medical engineering
08/17/2018

Cindy Weinstein to Tackle Alzheimer's Disease in New Book that Combines Memoir, Literature, and Science

Emily Velasco
Three decades ago, Caltech's Cindy Weinstein watched her father succumb to early-onset Alzheimer's. Now she's writing a book about it.
Portrait of Cindy Weinstein, Caltech's Eli and Edythe Broad Professor of English, vice provost, and chief diversity officer
07/03/2018

Buying Under the Influence (of Testosterone)

Emily Velasco
Researchers examine testosterone's effect on men's desire for goods that are considered to have social cachet.
Two men sit in a Porsche while a police officer talks to them. A few more officers stand nearby, looking on.
06/28/2018

Caltech Scientists Can Predict Intelligence from Brain Scans

Emily Velasco
The approach is a step toward developing a tool for diagnosing conditions like autism, schizophrenia, and anxiety
An artist's rendering of a human brain in front of a background of scientific imagery
06/28/2018

Wireless Pressure-Sensing Eye Implant Could Help Prevent Blindness

Emily Velasco
Engineering graduate students have developed an implantable pressure sensor for the human eye that lasts much longer than anything that came before it.
A new pressure-sensing implant for the eye on top of a dime for scale.
06/15/2018

Laser-sonic Scanner Aims to Replace Mammograms for Finding Breast Cancer

Emily Velasco
Lihong Wang, Caltech's Bren Professor of Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, has developed a laser-sonic scanning system that can identify breast tumors quickly and safely.
A false-color image of blood vessels within human-breast tissue.
06/14/2018

There's Waldo!

Emily Velasco
Caltech researchers have discovered the neurons that activate when a person finds an item they are looking for.
A black-and-white photograph of a crowd of people moving through a train station.
04/24/2018

Why We Need Erasable MRI Scans

Whitney Clavin
Gas-filled protein structures could one day be used as "erasable" contrast agents for MRI scans.
Artwork of gas vesicles
04/23/2018

Glowing Contact Lens Could Prevent a Leading Cause of Blindness

Emily Velasco
A glow-in-the-dark contact lens developed by graduate students working for Yu-Chong Tai, Caltech's Anna L. Rosen Professor of Electrical Engineering and Medical Engineering, could help stave off blindness in the hundreds of millions of people who suffer from diabetes across the globe.
An image of a contact lens glowing in the dark.
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