Research News

03/20/2017 10:09:51
Lori Dajose
Lamprey have an ancient and unexpected mechanism for developing neurons in the gut.
A side view of the lamprey gut, showing many large serotonergic neurons (green) sitting on the side of the gut.
03/14/2017 14:42:58
Robert Perkins
A new study suggests that efficient nutrient consumption by plankton in the Southern Ocean drove carbon sequestration in the deep ocean during the ice ages.
03/06/2017 17:21:34
Robert Perkins
New minerals found in the Khatyrka meteorite, famed for containing the only known naturally occurring quasicrystals.
03/06/2017 12:00:25
Robert Perkins
Combining computational with experimental approaches, researchers identify 12 new materials with potential use in solar fuels generators.
03/01/2017 14:58:50
Robert Perkins
A new computer model from Caltech shows how sea ice can freeze icebergs together into a bulwark against glacial movement—and how thinning sea ice can suddenly break apart.
photo of icebergs
03/01/2017 10:14:47
Lori Dajose
Rapidly varying temperatures have been measured on the ultrafast streams of gas emanating from around a black hole.
Artist rendition of a black hole with X-rays and winds.
02/28/2017 15:23:51
Lori Dajose
A new discovery about jets of gas bursting from the surface of moons throughout the solar system.
02/27/2017 17:05:54
Lori Dajose
A promising new cancer treatment causes cancer cells to fill up with discarded proteins and thus self-destruct.
Green and blue fluorescent dots.
02/24/2017 10:36:31
Whitney Clavin
A new technique scrubs the last bits of sulfur from fuel, reducing the release of pollutants when the fuel is burned.
02/23/2017 11:15:22
Whitney Clavin
A Caltech-led study has shown that the electrical wire-like behavior of DNA is involved in the molecule's replication.
Illustration of DNA replication