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Monday, June 27, 2016

Computer Model Demonstrates How Human Spleen Filters Blood

Red blood cells
A new study led by CMU President Subra Suresh and MIT Research Scientist Ming Dao provides greater understanding of spleen function and could lead to new treatments for diseases.
Monday, June 13, 2016

CMU Researchers Aid in Japan's Search for Anti-matter

The hunt to solve an anti-matter mystery may have new clues, thanks to an upgrade of the SuperKEKB, an electron-positron colliding accelerator in Japan. Physics Professor Roy Briere is among the collaborators working on the project.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Training the Next Olympic Champions ... in Math

International Mathematical Olympiad
Olympic hopefuls from around the world have arrived at Carnegie Mellon University, dedicated, driven and focused to begin their final training for this summer's games. But these competitors aren't preparing for Rio.
Friday, May 27, 2016

Clouds Provide Clue to Better Climate Predictions

A research group from the CERN Cloud experiment have uncovered the processes behind the formation and evolution of small atmospheric particles free from the influence of pollution.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Rebecca Doerge Appointed Dean of Mellon College of Science

Rebecca Doerge
Doerge, the Trent and Judith Anderson Distinguished Professor of Statistics at Purdue University, will take her new post Aug. 1.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Chien Ho Develops Bio-Mimicry Method for Preparing and Labeling Stem Cells

Chien Ho
The method allows researchers to prepare mesenchymal stem cells and monitor them using MRI.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Aryn Gittis, Joel McManus Awarded Eberly Family Career Development Professorships in Biological Sciences

Eberly Professors
Gittis (middle) is a neuroscientist and McManus (second from right) is an evolutionary systems biologist.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Carnegie Mellon’s BrainHub To Host First Neurohackathon

The event is one of the first hackathons to engage computer scientists in using one of the hardest systems to crack: the structure of neural data and the brain.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Chemistry Major Rebecca Alford Named Hertz Foundation Fellow

Rebecca Alford
One of 12 students selected nationwide, Alford will receive support to pursue her Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University in chemical and biomolecular engineering.
Monday, May 2, 2016

Aaron Mitchell Named Head of Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Biological Sciences

Aaron Mitchell
Mitchell, a noted microbiologist, teacher and Carnegie Mellon alumnus, has been acting head of the department since 2015.
Monday, May 2, 2016

Meeting of the Minds Paints Colorful Canvas of Research

Jamie Earnest created paintings for her Meeting of the Minds project
More than 600 undergraduate students will present research at "Meeting of the Minds," Carnegie Mellon University's annual symposium from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 4 in the Cohon University Center.
Sunday, May 1, 2016

Carnegie Mellon BrainHub Announces Recipients of ProSEED Funding

Four new interdisciplinary projects aim to create new tools and techniques to vastly improve how scientists study the brain.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Championship Pitch Sends CMU Team to World Finals

The Originals
The Originals, an all-male a cappella group, is practicing for the finals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, a first for a CMU a cappella organization.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Barry Barish Returns To Give Buhl Lecture on Gravitational Waves

Gravitational Waves
Barish will discuss the physics of gravitational waves, the techniques used to detect gravitational waves and the implications of the new observations.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Biologist Receives Curci Foundation Grant To Investigate New Strategy for Treating Pain

Manojkumar Puthenveedu has received a $200,000 grant from the Shurl & Kay Curci Foundation to support his research into the cellular mechanisms that underlie pain and addiction to painkillers.

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