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11/12/2018

From Beaker to Solved 3-D Structure in Minutes

Whitney Clavin
A new method for learning the structures of small molecules, such as hormones, is "like science fiction."
Tyler Fulton
10/25/2018

New Tools for Creating Mirrored Forms of Molecules

Whitney Clavin
Chemists have developed an easier way to make libraries of candidate drugs with a specific "handedness."
Gregory Fu and Zhaobin Wang at Caltech.
10/22/2018

Model Describing Conditions Under Which Oxygenated Water Could Exist on Mars Challenges Traditional Beliefs About Planet's Habitability

Robert Perkins
New study explores how much oxygen could exist in water on Mars, and how that impacts potential habitability.
Mars
10/03/2018

Frances Arnold Wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Whitney Clavin
For her work on the directed evolution method of bioengineering enzymes, Frances Arnold has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
photo of Frances Arnold
09/06/2018

From Colorado to Caltech: Meet Chemistry Professor Kimberly See

Whitney Clavin
A new video profiles Kimberly See, a battery chemist who joined the faculty last year.
Kimberly See
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.
08/01/2018

Program Brings Area High School Students, Teachers into Caltech Labs

Jon Nalick
Summer Research Connection promotes curiosity, scientific literacy, and research skills.
Maggie Higginbotham, a 10th-grade student at Blair High School in Pasadena, opens an incubator shaker to reveal cultures of bacteria used to produce gas vesicles for research.
06/18/2018

Electrical Wire Properties of DNA Linked to Cancer

Whitney Clavin
New research from the Barton lab finds a connection between a cancer mutation and electron-mediated DNA repair.
Cartoon of
06/13/2018

How "Gatekeepers" to a Cell's Nucleus Let Genetic Instructions Pass Through

Whitney Clavin
Researchers have revealed how the human nuclear pore complex is involved in the flow of genetic information.
3-D structures of nuclear pore complex proteins
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