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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Intermediary Neuron Acts as Synaptic Cloaking Device, Says Carnegie Mellon Study

Researchers Find That Somatostatin Neurons Regulate Synaptic Activity in the Neocortex

Neuroscientists believe that the connectome, a map of each and every connection between the millions of neurons in the brain, will provide a blueprint that will allow them to link brain anatomy to brain function. But a new study from Carnegie Mellon University has found that a specific type of neuron might be thwarting their efforts at mapping the connectome by temporarily cloaking the synapses that link a wide field of neurons. MORE

Monday, February 23, 2015

Three Carnegie Mellon Professors Win Sloan Research Fellowships

Three Carnegie Mellon University faculty members have been named recipients of 2015 Sloan Research Fellowships. Mathematician Boris Bukh, physicist Raphael Flauger and computer scientist Ariel Procaccia are among 126 early-career scientists and scholars from 57 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada who will receive $50,000 to further their research. MORE
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Mathematical Sciences Student Tomer Reiter Wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Tomer Reiter, a senior mathematical sciences major at Carnegie Mellon University, has been selected as a 2015 recipient of the Gates Cambridge Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. MORE
Thursday, February 5, 2015

"Maker Movement" Pioneer Joseph DeSimone Wins Carnegie Mellon's Dickson Prize in Science

Carnegie Mellon University has awarded its 2014 Dickson Prize in Science to Joseph M. DeSimone, a chemist and chemical engineer on the faculties of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. DeSimone is best known for his contributions to the "Maker Movement," having developed two techniques for the rapid prototyping of vehicles for drug delivery. MORE
Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Physics Professor Shirley Ho and Chemistry Graduate Student Danielle Chirdon Win Carnegie Science Awards

The Carnegie Science Center has announced that Shirley Ho, assistant professor of physics, and Danielle Chirdon, a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry, have been awarded Carnegie Science Awards. Ho will receive the Emerging Female Scientist Award and Chirdon will receive the University/Post-Secondary Student Award at a banquet on May 8.   MORE

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