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Carnegie Mellon-Led Team Identifies Structure of Tumor-Suppressing Protein

An international group of researchers led by Carnegie Mellon University physicists Mathias Lösche and Frank Heinrich have established the structure of an important tumor suppressing protein, PTEN. Their findings provide new insights into how the protein regulates cell growth and how mutations in the gene that encodes the protein can lead to cancer.

Chemist Kevin Noonan Receives Prestigious CAREER Award

Kevin Noonan, an assistant professor of chemistry, has received the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for young faculty members, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award.

Milky Way-Like Galaxies May Have Existed in the Early Universe

Large-Scale Simulation Provides Theoretical Evidence of Early Disk Galaxies

A new, large-scale computer simulation has shown for the first time that large disk galaxies, much like our own Milky Way, may have existed in the early days of the universe. The simulation, created by physicists at the McWilliams Center for Cosmology, shows that the early universe — a mere 500 million years after the Big Bang — might have had more order and structure than previously thought.

Scientists Identify Achilles’ Heel of Virus’s Tough Outer Shell

Findings Provide Potential New Target To Interfere With Viral Life Cycle

All viruses have industrial-strength shells that surround and protect the genetic material within, enabling the viral particles to remain stable, infectious and capable of spreading. Carnegie Mellon University biophysicist Alex Evilevitch and colleagues have now identified that tough shell’s Achilles’ heel.

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The Mellon College of Science is home to four departments and many programs and research centers that cross disciplines.

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The Mellon College of Science is currently seeking an Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs.


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