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Monday, March 30, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Create “Wikipedia” for Neurons Will Accelerate Research and Understanding of Neuronal Function

The decades worth of data that has been collected about the billions of neurons in the brain is astounding. To help scientists make sense of this “brain big data,” researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have used data mining to create, a publicly available website that acts like Wikipedia, indexing physiological information about neurons. MORE

Monday, March 23, 2015

Former Mellon College of Science Post-doc Presents Research to British Parliament

A former Carnegie Mellon University post-doc, Wielewski, now a faculty member at the University of Glasgow, was one of 210 early career researchers invited to present to the British Parliament as part of SET for Britain, a poster competition in the House of Commons. Wielewski presented research that he conducted as a post-doctoral researcher under the guidance of Carnegie Mellon Physics Professor Robert Suter. MORE
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Neuron Bracketology

As March Madness descends on most of America, neuroscientists at Carnegie Mellon University are engaging in a little bracketology of their own. The researchers, who are part of Carnegie Mellon’s BrainHubSM research initiative, use an NCAA tournament-style system to pit teams of neurons against one another to determine which squad is best suited to complete a certain job.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Unexpected Gamma-Ray Emission From Dwarf Galaxy May Point to New Understanding of Dark Matter

Carnegie Mellon and Brown researchers have found that a newly-discovered dwarf galaxy orbiting the Milky Way shows evidence that it’s emitting gamma rays, which just might be an indication of dark matter annihilation. If confirmed, their findings may mark the first time researchers have detected non-gravitational properties of dark matter.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Columbia Neuroscientist Larry Abbott To Deliver Carnegie Mellon’s 2015 Buhl Lecture March 18

Larry Abbott, the William Bloor Professor of Theoretical Neuroscience and co-director of the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience at Columbia University, will present Carnegie Mellon University’s annual Buhl Lecture at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 18 in the Mellon Institute Auditorium, 4400 Fifth Ave., Oakland. His lecture, “Learning to Predict: Studies of Neural Circuits in Fish and Flies,” is free and open to the public.


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