Research Suggests Brain's Melatonin May Trigger Sleep

Melatonin supplements are commonly taken as a sleep aid, but new research on zebrafish suggests that the melatonin naturally made in our brains may also be important for sleep processes.

Fighting a Worm with Its Own Genome

Hints for how to improve the treatment of parasitic infection might lie within the parasite's genome.

Gray Wins Prestigious Medal for Achievements in Chemistry

Harry Gray, the Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry and the founding director of the Beckman Institute, was recognized for his "conspicuous achievement in chemistry."

Caltech Professors Named Fellows of the American Physical Society

John Dabiri and Maria Spiropulu have been named fellows of the American Physical Society (APS) for their exceptional contributions to physics.

Caltech Professors Awarded 2015 Sloan Fellowships

Five Caltech faculty members have been awarded the fellowships, honoring them as "early-career scientists whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders."

NASA, ESA Telescopes Give Shape to Furious Black Hole Winds

Discovery shows that fierce winds from a supermassive black hole blow outward in all directions—a phenomenon that had been suspected, but difficult to prove until now.

Rosakis Elected to Academia Europaea

Ares J. Rosakis, the Theodore von Kármán Professor of Aeronautics and Mechanical Engineering and Otis Booth Leadership Chair of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science, has been elected to the Academia Europaea in the section of Physics and Engineering Sciences.

Stoltz Wins Grant from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Professor of Chemistry Brian Stoltz has been awarded a $120,000 grant from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation’s Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry.

Faraon Receives Air Force Grant

Andrei Faraon (BS '04) has been awarded a research grant from the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program.

How Iron Feels the Heat

New findings regarding iron's unusual thermodynamic stability at high temperatures could one day help researchers design better and stronger steel.

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