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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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