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California Institute of Technology

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering Institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges. Caltech's extraordinary faculty and students are expanding our understanding of the universe and inventing the technologies of the future, with research interests from quantum science and engineering to bioinformatics and the nature of life itself, from human behavior and economics to energy and sustainability.

Caltech is small but prizes excellence and ambition. The contributions of Caltech's faculty and alumni have earned national and international recognition, including 35 Nobel Prizes. 

The Institute has one of the nation's lowest student-to-faculty ratios, with 300 professorial faculty members offering a rigorous curriculum and access to varied learning opportunities and hands-on research to approximately 1,000 undergraduates and 1,250 graduate students. Caltech is an independent, privately supported institution with a 124-acre campus located in Pasadena, California.

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The development of an aggressive, early-onset form of colon cancer may come down to a single missing iron atom in a key DNA repair protein, according to researchers.
A new test that identifies antibiotic-resistant bacteria in as little as 30 minutes could change the way antibiotics are prescribed and help reduce the spread of superbug bacteria

New research conducted at Caltech and UC San Francisco (UCSF) is suggesting that the key to curing multiple sclerosis (MS) could be hiding in an unlikely place—our excrement. 

Caltech researchers have developed a new microchip for use in "smart pills" that may one day move through the body to diagnose and treat disease.
Engineers at Caltech have developed a smartphone app that can measure a key indicator of your heart's health, simply by placing the phone's camera against your neck.
Caltech chemists have figured out a new, more efficient way to create carbon-based fuels from carbon dioxide (CO2).
Caltech Engineers have created software capable of assessing audience reactions to a movie using the viewers' facial expressions.
Caltech engineers have developed a new camera design that replaces lenses with an array of light receivers, making cameras thin, light, cheap, and flexible.
Caltech is one of twelve universities to be awarded a $20,000 mini-grant from the Association of American Universities as part of their efforts to improve undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.