California Institute of Technology

New 'barcode chip' allows cheap, fast blood tests

A new "barcode chip" developed by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) promises to revolutionize diagnostic medical testing. In less than 10 minutes, and using just a pinprick's ...

Nov 25, 2008 4.9 / 5 (19) 1

Biologists spy on the secret inner life of a cell

The transportation of antibodies from a mother to her newborn child is vital for the development of that child's nascent immune system. Those antibodies, donated by transfer across the placenta before birth or via breast ...

Oct 13, 2008 4.4 / 5 (10) 1

Scientists discover why flies are so hard to swat

(PhysOrg.com) -- Over the past two decades, Michael Dickinson has been interviewed by reporters hundreds of times about his research on the biomechanics of insect flight. One question from the press has always dogged him: ...

Aug 28, 2008 4.2 / 5 (120) 11