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    • How Social Isolation Transforms the Brain May 17, 2018
      05/17/2018 08:18:02How Social Isolation Transforms the BrainLori DajoseCaltech researchers gain new insights into the brain mechanisms underlying the negative effects caused by long-term social isolation.
    • JPL News: Old Data Reveal New Evidence of Europa Plumes May 15, 2018
      05/15/2018 13:52:26JPL News: Old Data Reveal New Evidence of Europa PlumesRe-examining data from an old mission brings new insights to the question of whether Jupiter's moon Europa has the ingredients to support life.
    • No Motor, No Battery, No Problem May 15, 2018
      05/15/2018 12:00:47No Motor, No Battery, No ProblemRobert PerkinsEngineers have created a soft robot that does not rely on a motor to propel itself through the water
    • No Embryo Required: Studying Development in the Lab May 11, 2018
      05/11/2018 08:15:08No Embryo Required: Studying Development in the LabLori DajoseCaltech scientists have engineered cells to create spatial patterns in a dish similar to those that occur during embryonic development.
    • Moving Magnetic Fields Disrupt Ice Nucleation May 8, 2018
      05/08/2018 14:16:34Moving Magnetic Fields Disrupt Ice NucleationRobert PerkinsA study by the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Caltech finds that magnetic fields can be manipulated to affect naturally occurring magnetite in tissue, hindering ice formation
    • Solving Pieces of the Genetic Puzzle May 8, 2018
      05/09/2018 20:49:59Solving Pieces of the Genetic PuzzleLori DajoseA new approach developed at Caltech is an important step in cracking the code of mysterious, noncoding regions of DNA.
    • JPL News: NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Study How Mars Was Made May 5, 2018
      05/05/2018 12:29:58JPL News: NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Study How Mars Was MadeThe Mars InSight mission has successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base and is on its way to the Red Planet.
    • A Gut Bacterium's Guide to Building a Microbiome May 3, 2018
      05/03/2018 11:03:10A Gut Bacterium's Guide to Building a MicrobiomeLori DajoseMany studies have linked the gut microbiome to health and disease. New research from Caltech reveals mechanisms utilized by gut bacteria to assemble a microbiome in the first place.
    • Butterfly Wings Inspire Light-Manipulating Surface for Medical Implants April 30, 2018
      04/30/2018 08:01:29Butterfly Wings Inspire Light-Manipulating Surface for Medical ImplantsRobert PerkinsNanostructures inspired by transparent butterfly wings help eye implants function better and safely avoid biofouling.
    • Why We Need Erasable MRI Scans April 24, 2018
      04/24/2018 14:08:04Why We Need Erasable MRI ScansWhitney ClavinGas-filled protein structures could one day be used as "erasable" contrast agents for MRI scans.