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Friday, April 10, 2015

CMU Researchers Discover How Pain Fine-Tunes Pain Relief

At the cellular level, pain and pain relief are caused by two different signaling pathways. But the two pathways aren’t necessarily independent of one another, according to a study published by Carnegie Mellon researchers in Cell Reports. The researchers determined the mechanism by which cellular signals for pain fine-tunes neurons’ sensitivity to opioids, medications that relieve pain. The finding could help researchers better understand pain and addiction. MORE

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Annie Arnold Wins Three Minute Thesis Competition

Describe more than a year's worth of in-depth, doctoral research. Make it understandable, compelling and engage a non-specialist audience — and do it in only three minutes. Scores of Carnegie Mellon University Ph.D. students did just that as part of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. And chemistry's Annie Arnold did it the best, winning first place. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sending a Message to the Future

William Alba's Earth Tapestry project invites people across the globe to vote on our planet’s most important locations, both natural and manmade. The information will be delivered to the moon on an Astrobotic robotic lunar mission.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Obituary: Acclaimed Physicist Lincoln Wolfenstein Had Passions for Science, Peace and Family

Lincoln Wolfenstein, an internationally acclaimed theoretical particle physicist, particularly in the area of weak interactions and elementary particles, died Friday, March 27 in Oakland, Calif., of cancer. He was 92. MORE
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

CMU Chemists Create Tiny Gold Nanoparticles That Reflect Nature’s Patterns

Our world is full of patterns, from the twist of a DNA molecule to the spiral of the Milky Way. New research from Carnegie Mellon chemists has revealed that tiny, synthetic gold nanoparticles exhibit some of nature’s most intricate patterns. MORE

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