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Monday, August 31, 2015

New Research Confirms Lack of Sleep Connected To Getting Sick

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The researchers used objective sleep measures to show that people who sleep six hours a night or less are more than four times more likely to catch a cold, compared to those who sleep more than seven hours in a night.
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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Simon Initiative Hires Learning Engineer

Kimberly Law joins CMU as part of the university’s efforts to better understand and develop strategies to overcome the roadblocks to using technology-enhanced learning resources. MORE
Monday, August 17, 2015

BrainHub Scientists Visualize Critical Part of Basal Ganglia Pathways

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The breakthrough could help see the pathways that degenerate with Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease.
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Friday, August 14, 2015

National Institute of Statistical Sciences Honors Stephen E. Fienberg

Fienberg was praised by the acting director of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences for his exceptional leadership in a variety of professional and governmental organizations. MORE
Friday, August 14, 2015

Ana Maria Ulloa To Join Dietrich College as Assistant Dean, Academic Advisory Center Director

Ulloa will administer academic policies and procedures, maintain student records and ensure a high quality of advising throughout Dietrich College. MORE
Thursday, August 13, 2015

New Information Is Easier To Learn When Composed of Familiar Elements

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CMU psychologists uncover a critical relationship between working memory and the strength of information “chunks.”

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

BrainHub Engineers Receive NSF Grant To Study Neuron Variability and Motor Learning

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The award is one of 16 NSF grants totaling $13.1 million to support potentially transformative research in neural and cognitive systems.
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

'Apology to the Moon' Is Latest Poetry Collection by Jim Daniels

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In his 15th poetry book, “Apology to the Moon,” CMU's Jim Daniels details the life of a man from his college days to fatherhood.
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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Patient-Funded Trials May Do More Harm Than Good, Ethicists Warn

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Patient-funded trials may seem beneficial, but instead they threaten scientific rigor, relevance, efficiency and fairness.
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

World Economic Forum Selects CMU BrainHub Startup as Technology Pioneer

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Neon’s proprietary technology uses cognitive science, neuroscience and machine learning tools to understand how humans see and react to images, and selects images that emotionally resonate with viewers.
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Monday, July 27, 2015

Study Finds State Vehicle Safety Inspections Should Continue

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Pennsylvania legislators have been trying to phase out passenger vehicle safety inspection programs, but a study published by CMU researchers has concluded that the arguments are based on the wrong numbers.
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Monday, July 6, 2015

BrainHub Research Projects Receive ProSEED Funding

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The projects range from creating advanced diagnostics for mild traumatic brain injury to studying how the brain responds to mechanical stimuli.
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Curci Foundation Provides Funding for Research in Neuroscience

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The grant will allow professors to teach mice to use brain-computer interfaces, which could provide new information about the neural basis of learning, behavior and motor control.
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Linda Babcock To Head Department of Social and Decision Sciences

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Babcock focuses on negotiations and dispute resolution research with specific attention to gender differences in negotiation and how people react when women negotiate.
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Top Scientists Call for Improved Incentives To Ensure Research Integrity

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In an opinion piece published in Science, top scientists from CMU, the University of California, MIT, Georgia Institute of Technology and other leading institutions outline what can be done to better ensure research integrity.
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