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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

NeuroHackathon Competitors Race Clock To Study the Brain

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The winning team, from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, found a characteristic that could point to a gene associated with autism in mice.
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Students Invited to Meeting with 31 Nobel Laureates

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Carnegie Mellon University graduate students will be among 400 young scientists from 76 countries who will join 31 Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, June 25-30.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CMU Algorithm Wins International Strong Lens-Finding Challenge

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A team from CMU's McWilliams Center for Cosmology has won an international strong lens-finding challenge organized by the European Space Agency's Euclid strong lensing working group.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Scientists Move Closer To Understanding Glue That Holds Matter Together

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Scientists are one step closer to understanding the strong force that binds quarks together forever.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Chemistry Senior Recognized for Student Service

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Josh Zak has figured out one of life's greatest secrets. Giving to others is easy if you love what you do.
Monday, May 8, 2017

Researchers Discover Neuronal Targets That Restore Movement in Model of Parkinson's Disease

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Researchers have identified two groups of neurons that can be turned on and off to alleviate the movement-related symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Student Team Takes Top Prize in HP, Intel Design Challenge

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The students created a wearable exercise system for astronauts that relieves muscle atrophy in microgravity.
Monday, April 10, 2017

CMU Takes First Place in Putnam Math Competition; Three Students in Top Five for the First Time in University History

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With the win, Carnegie Mellon extends its top five streak in North America's premier mathematics competition for undergraduates for the sixth year
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Junior Chemistry Major Earns Goldwater Scholarship

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Christina Cabana, a junior chemistry major at Carnegie Mellon University's Mellon College of Science, is the recipient of a 2017 Barry Goldwater Scholarship.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Neuroscientists Lay Groundwork for Identifying Algorithm Behind Information Processing in the Neocortex

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Alison Barth says knowing that algorithm is critical to understanding the role the neocortex plays in many vital functions.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Atmospheric Chemist Neil Donahue Wins Esselen Award for Contributing to the Public Good

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An internationally renowned expert in atmospheric chemistry and air-quality engineering, Donahue investigates how organic compounds behave and evolve in the atmosphere.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Carnegie Science Awards Honor CMU Faculty and Students

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The Carnegie Science Center will recognize eight Carnegie Mellon University faculty members and students at its 21st annual Carnegie Science Awards celebration on May 12at Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh.
Friday, March 10, 2017

Mathematical Theorem Finds Gerrymandering in Pennsylvania Congressional District Map

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Pennsylvania's congressional district maps are almost certainly the result of gerrymandering according to an analysis based on a new mathematical theorem.
Monday, March 6, 2017

New Findings on Vesicle Formation Could Pave Way for Liquid Biopsies, Better Drug Delivery Devices

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Their findings can be used to help develop liquid biopsies for a range of diseases and to develop new drug delivery vehicles.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Synthetic Nanoparticles Achieve Complexity of Protein Molecules

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Chemists at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated that synthetic nanoparticles can achieve the same level of structural complexity as biomolecules.

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