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The Caltech Effect: Neural Networking
02/04/2021

The Caltech Effect: Neural Networking

The new issue focuses on the opening of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Neuroscience Research Building, a vital new hub for interdisciplinary research on the brain.
cover art from issue 12 of The Caltech Effect, an illustration of the new Chen building on campus
Caltech Dedicates a Neuroscience Research Hub
02/02/2021

Caltech Dedicates a Neuroscience Research Hub

Andrew Moseman
The Chen Neuroscience Research Building, which opened for research in January 2021, brings together researchers from across disciplines to pursue the intricacies and complexities of the brain.
Chen Institute Building
"Nuclear Physics": Imaging into the Heart of a Cell
01/27/2021

"Nuclear Physics": Imaging into the Heart of a Cell

Lori Dajose
New technology can now image the complex three-dimensional architecture of a cellular nucleus with unprecedented detail.
Many groups of dots of different colors
What Neural Networks Playing Video Games Teach Us About Our Own Brains
01/07/2021

What Neural Networks Playing Video Games Teach Us About Our Own Brains

Lori Dajose
A new study examines a deep neural network making decisions in complex situations, illustrating how our own brains encode and make decisions.
Rows of small pixelated
How an Embryo Tells Time
01/05/2021

How an Embryo Tells Time

Lori Dajose
New research gives insights into how a critical embryonic process, called polarization, commences with precise timing.
Four roughly spherical embryos from left to right, made up of a few cells each, with increasing amounts of red at the outside of each cell.
Love and Hate in the Mouse Brain
12/23/2020

Love and Hate in the Mouse Brain

Emily Velasco
Activity in one of two tiny areas of the mouse brain can turn mounting behavior from sexual to aggressive, or vice versa.
An artist's abstract rendition of a mouse made from glowing nodes with connections between them
2020: A Year In Review
12/17/2020

2020: A Year In Review

Reflecting on community achievements in a year of international upheaval
Composition of images from highlighted stories throughout 2020
Two Caltech Faculty Receive NIH BRAIN Grants
12/03/2020

Two Caltech Faculty Receive NIH BRAIN Grants

Lori Dajose
Joe Parker and Lihong Wang are recipients of BRAIN Initiative grants from the National Institutes of Health.
Neuroscientist Viviana Gradinaru Receives Young Investigator Award
10/28/2020

Neuroscientist Viviana Gradinaru Receives Young Investigator Award

Lori Dajose
Viviana Gradinaru is one of two recipients of this year's Young Investigator Awards from the Society for Neuroscience.
Viviana Gradinaru
How Stem Cells Choose their Careers
10/26/2020

How Stem Cells Choose their Careers

Lori Dajose
New research reveals a gene that plays a role in orchestrating the complex process of neural crest cell formation.
A false-colored image of neural crest cells unable to migrate