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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Chemists Characterize 3-D Macroporous Hydrogels

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CMU chemists have developed two novel methods to characterize 3-dimensional macroporous hydrogels — materials that hold great promise for catalysts, chemical detectors, tissue engineering and more.
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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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Friday, June 12, 2015

Catalysts Safely Remove Dangerous Compound from Wastewater

Wastewater Treatment Plant
Catalysts created by Carnegie Mellon University chemist Terrence J. Collins effectively and safely remove a potent and dangerous endocrine disruptor from wastewater.
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Intravenous Nutrition Source Could Improve Effectiveness of Chemotherapy Nanodrugs

IV for Cancer Drugs
A single dose of an FDA-approved intravenous nutrition source may be able to significantly reduce the toxicity and increase the effectiveness of platinum-based cancer drugs.
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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Chemists Weigh Intact Virus Mixture With Mass Spectrometer

Cowpea Virus
This is the first time that researchers successfully used matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry to analyze a mixture of intact virus particles.
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Monday, May 4, 2015

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski Wins Dreyfus Prize

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
Matyjaszewski is receiving the prize for excellence in “Making Molecules and Materials.” The international prize is given every two years to recognize accomplishments in chemistry.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

CMU President Subra Suresh, Collaborators Discover New Mechanism Behind Malaria Progression

microscope imageUsing computer modeling, CMU President Subra Suresh and his colleagues found that nanoscale knobs, which form at the membrane of infected red blood cells, cause the cell stiffening that is in part responsible for the reduced blood flow that can turn malaria deadly. The findings open a new avenue of research into therapies for the disease, which infects close to 200 million people each year. MORE
Monday, April 20, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Scientists Appear in “Fastball”

BaseballFaculty members from the Mellon College of Science and Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences made their debut in Fastball, a baseball documentary produced by CMU Trustee Thomas Tull and directed by eight-time Emmy winner Jonathan Hock. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 20. MORE
Monday, April 13, 2015

Sending a Message to the Future

Machu PicchuCalled Earth Tapestry, the project led by CMU's William Alba invites people across the globe to vote on earth's most important locations, both natural and manmade. Information about the top-ranked locations will be laser-engraved onto a sapphire disk and delivered to the moon on an Astrobotic robotic lunar mission. MORE
Friday, April 10, 2015

CMU Researchers Discover How Pain Fine-Tunes Pain Relief

endosomesAt the cellular level, pain and pain relief are caused by two different signaling pathways. But the two pathways aren’t necessarily independent of one another, according to a study published by Carnegie Mellon researchers in Cell Reports. MORE
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

CMU Chemists Create Tiny Gold Nanoparticles That Reflect Nature’s Patterns

gold nanoparticleGold nanoparticles are a promising technology that has applications in a wide range of fields including catalysis, electronics, materials science and health care. But, in order to use gold nanoparticles in practical applications, scientists must first understand the tiny particles’ structure. MORE
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Obituary: Acclaimed Physicist Lincoln Wolfenstein Had Passions for Science, Peace and Family

Lincoln WolfensteinWolfenstein, an internationally renowned theoretical particle physicist, particularly in the area of weak interactions and elementary particles, died Friday, March 27 in Oakland, Calif., of cancer. He was 92. MORE
Monday, April 6, 2015

CMU President Subra Suresh, Collaborators Create Device That Extracts Rare Tumor Cells Using Sound

Suresh DeviceA simple blood test may one day replace invasive biopsies thanks to a new device that uses sound waves to separate blood-borne cancer cells from white blood cells. MORE
Friday, April 3, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Places Fifth in 2014 Putnam Mathematics Competition

Mathematical Association of AmericaThis marks the fourth consecutive year that Carnegie Mellon has placed among the top five teams in the the premier mathematics contest for undergraduate students. MORE
Friday, April 3, 2015

Alumnus John Nash Wins Prestigious Abel Prize From Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

John NashNash, who won the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economics, is being recognized for his work with partial differential equations, which have contributed to the fundamental understanding of structures that describe the physical world. Many mathematicians consider this work to be Nash’s deepest and most important. MORE

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