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Thursday, August 20, 2015

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. MORE

Monday, August 17, 2015

Carnegie Mellon 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.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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

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.

Monday, July 20, 2015

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

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. MORE
Friday, July 17, 2015

Neuroscience-Based Algorithms Make For Better Networks

When it comes to developing efficient, robust networks, the brain may often know best. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have, for the first time, determined the rate at which the developing brain eliminates unneeded connections between neurons during early childhood.


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