California Institute of Technology

Seeing protein synthesis in the field

( —Caltech researchers have developed a novel way to visualize proteins generated by microorganisms in their natural environment—including the murky waters of Caltech's lily pond, as in this image created by ...

dateSep 08, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Biology made simpler with "clear" tissues

( —In general, our knowledge of biology—and much of science in general—is limited by our ability to actually see things. Researchers who study developmental problems and disease, in particular, are often limited ...

dateAug 04, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Corals provide clues for climate change research

( —Just as growth rings can offer insight into climate changes occurring during the lifespan of a tree, corals have much to tell about changes in the ocean. At Caltech, climate scientists Jess F. Adkins and Nivedita ...

dateJul 16, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Growing unknown microbes one by one

( —Trillions of bacteria live in and on the human body; a few species can make us sick, but many others keep us healthy by boosting digestion and preventing inflammation. Although there's plenty of evidence that ...

dateJun 24, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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