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12/06/2018

Focusing on the Negative is Good When It Comes to Batteries

Whitney Clavin
Fluoride-based batteries have the potential to last up to eight times longer than those in use today.
An illustration of the electrolyte solution used in the new study
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
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
08/28/2018

Researchers Put A.I. to Work Making Chemistry Predictions

Emily Velasco
Tom Miller and researchers in his lab have developed a new machine-learning tool for predicting chemistry.
An artist's representation of computational chemistry. Two beakers pour zeros and ones into a beaker.
07/09/2018

Switching Brain Circuits On and Off Without Surgery

Whitney Clavin
By combining ultrasound, gene therapy, and synthetic drugs, researchers have figured out a way to noninvasively control the brain.
Artwork of brain circuits
05/18/2018

Cooking up Polymers: A Q&A with Maxwell Robb

Whitney Clavin
New faculty member Maxwell Robb is making plastics that can change their properties in response to mechanical forces.
Maxwell Robb
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
04/05/2018

Caltech Scientists Breed Bacteria That Make Tiny High-Energy Carbon Rings

Emily Velasco
Researchers in the lab of Frances Arnold have used directed evolution to breed bacteria that produce synthetically versatile, high-energy carbon rings in an efficient way.
An artist's depiction of a bacterial enzyme and the high-energy carbon ring it created.
02/07/2018

Graduate Students Dip Their Toes into Industry

Whitney Clavin
Graduate students are getting a chance to try out biotech industry jobs through a training program administered by the Rosen Center.
Students at Craig Venter Institute
02/06/2018

Production of Solar Fuels Inches Closer with Discovery by Caltech Scientists

Emily Velasco
Researchers in the lab of Harry Gray have discovered how a catalyst splits water using solar power, opening the door to economically viable solar-fuel production.
A graphical representation of the molecular structure of the solar-fuel catalyst developed at Caltech.
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