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09/10/2018

Mikhail Shapiro Wins Roger Tsien Award for Excellence in Chemical Biology

Elise Cutts
In recognition of his contributions to chemical biology, Mikhail Shapiro was presented with the 2018 Roger Tsien Award.
Mikhail Shapiro
08/30/2018

Guiding Flight: The Fruit Fly's Celestial Compass

Lori Dajose
Fruit flies use the sun to avoid flying in circles, according to new research.
Fruit flies keep the sun fixed in one region of their vision to navigate.
08/13/2018

How Bacteria Breathe Arsenic

Lori Dajose
Determining the chemical structure of an enzyme that enables microbes to breathe arsenic compounds provides insight into how bacteria contribute to arsenic poisoning.
a three dimensional model of the ArrAB complex
07/17/2018

Dragonfly Larvae Inspire New Designs for Prosthetic Heart Valves

Robert Perkins
A close look at the way dragonfly larvae propel themselves could one day yield better prosthetic heart valves.
Plume
07/13/2018

A Conversation with Matt Thomson

Lori Dajose
New assistant professor of computational biology Matt Thomson discusses how cells make decisions and work together.
Matt Thomson
07/05/2018

DNA Neural Network Recognizes "Molecular Handwriting"

Lori Dajose
Caltech scientists have developed an artificial neural network out of DNA that can recognize highly complex and noisy molecular information.
Conceptual illustration of a droplet containing an artificial neural network made of DNA that has been designed to recognize complex and noisy molecular information, represented as 'molecular handwriting.'
06/22/2018

Probing Protein Processes: A Conversation with Rebecca Voorhees

Lori Dajose
Rebecca Voorhees is a newly appointed assistant professor of biology and biological engineering.
Rebecca Voorhees
06/19/2018

How a Thieving Transcription Factor Dominates the Genome

Lori Dajose
Gene expression in developing cells is heavily influenced by group dynamics of DNA-binding proteins interacting with each other.
a cartoon of DNA-binding proteins and genes
06/18/2018

Weighing the Planet's Biological Matter

Lori Dajose
A new study makes the first global estimates of the mass of life on Earth.
image
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.
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