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2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Research Team Identifies 33 Genes That Contribute to Autism Risk

Kathryn RoederBernie DevlinThe list of genes identified with autism has expanded from nine to 33, according to a new study by an international research team led by the Autism Sequencing Consortium (ASC), including Carnegie Mellon University's Kathryn Roeder and the University of Pittsburgh's Bernie Devlin. MORE
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Becomes Affiliate of Joint Center for Energy Storage Research

Carnegie Mellon researchers will participate in workshops where they will collaborate with partners, other affiliates and the JCESR hub to find cheaper and more efficient systems for energy storage. MORE
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Carnegie Mellon's Inflatable Robotic Arm Inspires Design of Disney's Latest Character

BaymaxAn inflatable robotic arm made of a balloon-like material at CMU is the inspiration behind Baymax (left), a pivotal character in Disney's latest animated feature film "Big Hero 6," set to premiere on Nov. 7. MORE
Monday, October 27, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Student Writing Awards Seek Entries From Pittsburgh-Area High School and College Students

Carnegie Mellon invites students to submit poetry and prose pieces about their personal experiences with race, discrimination and other obstacles as part of the university's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards. The deadline for entries is Friday, Nov. 21.
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Carnegie Mellon I-Corps Site Chooses Teams for Inaugural Cohort

The 15 teams are comprised of faculty members, alumni and students at the undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. levels. The companies cover enterprises ranging from adaptive traffic signals, to on-the-go food options, to lightweight, durable air freight containers. MORE
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Awards Data Science Grant to Carnegie Mellon Researcher

Carl KingsfordCarl Kingsford, associate professor in Carnegie Mellon University's Lane Center for Computational Biology, has received a five-year, $1.5 million grant to support his efforts to develop efficient new methods for searching the massive amounts of DNA and RNA sequencing data now available worldwide. MORE