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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Carnegie Mellon's Keith Cook Awarded $2.4M NIH Grant To Develop Artificial Lungs That Can Be Worn at Home

Keith CookCook, an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, is leading a project to create a longer-lasting artificial lung for patients waiting for a lung transplant. While in the past "bridge" lungs have lasted for days to a couple of weeks before failing, Cook's goal is to create a device that can last for three months.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Carnegie Mellon's Smart Headlights Spare the Eyes of Oncoming Drivers

Smart HeadlightsA smart headlight developed at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute enables drivers to take full advantage of their high beams without fear of blinding oncoming drivers or suffering from the glare that can occur when driving in snow or rain at night. The research team assembled their experimental system from off-the-shelf parts and mounted the system atop the hood of a pickup truck, serving as the equivalent of a third headlight during street tests. MORE
Friday, September 5, 2014

News Brief: Tzahi Cohen-Karni Receives a Grant from the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation

Carnegie Mellon Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Tzahi Cohen-Karni, Ph.D., and his team will share a 2014 Kaufman Foundation grant of roughly $2 million with nine researchers from across six Pennsylvania universities. As a winner in the New Investigator Research category, The Cohen-Karni Lab was awarded $150,000 to fund their research that examines how cells in the pancreatic islet communicate. MORE
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Press Release: Douglas Sicker Named Head of Carnegie Mellon's Department of Engineering and Public Policy

Douglas SickerSicker, former DBC Endowed Professor in the Department of Computer Science and director of the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has spent time in academia, government and industry, allowing him to bring a unique and balanced view to the Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP). He succeeds EPP's founding department head, University and Lord Professor of Engineering M. Granger Morgan, who has stepped down after leading the department for 38 years.
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Receives $5.6M NSF Grant for Cybersecurity Education

Cybersecurity imageThe CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program has funded full-tuition scholarships and stipends for graduate students in information security at Carnegie Mellon for more than a decade through awards totaling more than $21.6 million. MORE
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Press Release: Flexing the Brain: Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Scientists Discover Why Learning Tasks Can Be Difficult

Nature CoverPublished as the cover story in the Aug. 28 issue of Nature, the researchers found for the first time that there are limitations on how adaptable the brain is during learning and that these restrictions are a key determinant for whether a new skill will be easy or difficult to learn. The research could lead to improved treatments for stroke or other brain injuries. MORE