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Acoustic Tweezers

Acoustic Tweezers

Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh and researchers from MIT and Pennsylvania State University have devised a new way to separate cells by exposing them to sound waves as they flow through a tiny channel.

Their device could be used to detect the extremely rare tumor cells that circulate in cancer patients' blood, helping doctors predict whether a tumor is going to spread.

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Adaptable Brain

Adaptable Brain

CMU's BrainHub is a global initiative that focuses on how the structure and activity of the brain give rise to complex behaviors. For example, learning a new skill is easier when it is related to an ability we already have. A trained pianist can learn a new melody easier than learning how to hit a tennis serve. Scientists from the Center of the Neural Basis of Cognition — a joint program between Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh — have discovered a fundamental constraint in the brain that may explain why this happens.

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Creativity & the Arts

Space for Innovation

Space for Innovation

The staff at Carnegie Mellon University's Hunt Library has re-imagined ways for students to connect with new information, new media and new modes of communication for the past 50 years. As the library becomes a hub to CMU's Integrative Design, Arts and Technology program (IDeATe), the completion of the IDeATe@Hunt Collaborative Making Facility turns the page on a new chapter in its storied history.

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CMU Launches BrainHub

CMU Launches BrainHub℠

Director of the National Institute of Mental Health Tom Insel addressed a standing-room-only audience on the Pittsburgh campus recently as part of Carnegie Mellon University's BrainHub℠ launch. "The world has discovered the brain. This is a hot topic, about which the public has become really intrigued," he said.

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