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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mellon College of Science Professors to Discuss 2014 Nobel Prizes on Oct. 20

A panel of professors will discuss the discoveries that won the Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine, Chemistry and Physics this year. MORE
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Carnegie Mellon, University of Pittsburgh Celebrate 20 Years of Advancing Brain Research Through Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)

CNBC 20th AnniversaryOn the heels of being recognized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for their efforts in brain research and their support of the federal BRAIN Initiative, CMU and Pitt will celebrate the accomplishments of the CNBC, a joint center leveraging the strength's of each school to investigate the neural mechanisms that give rise to human cognitive abilities. MORE
Monday, September 29, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Research Shows Viral DNA Infects Cells by Changing from Solid to Fluid-Like State

EvilevitchCMU biophysicist Alex Evilevitch's exciting discovery in the role that DNA plays in the spread of a viral infection could lead to an antiviral therapy that wouldn't be prone to developing drug resistance. MORE
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Research Team Awarded NSF Grant to Combine Biophysical and Statistical Models of Neuronal Computation

Nathan Urban, interim provost, and Robert Kass, professor of statistics and machine learning, have received a $930,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to apply biological and statistical neuroscience approaches in order to create a better overall understanding of how neurons encode information. The research is part of Carnegie Mellon's BrainHubSM, an interdisciplinary neuroscience research initiative. MORE
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Students Take Stage To Share Funny, Touching Stories Behind the Science

Story Collider ImageFive students from CMU's computer science, engineering and biology programs will tell their stories during a show at 8 p.m., Oct. 6 at the Rex Theater on the South Side. MORE
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Carnegie Mellon Center for Nucleic Acids Science and Technology Receives $3.1M From DSF Charitable Foundation To Develop Synthetic Nucleic Acids

The gift will allow the center to create synthetic molecules geared toward understanding and treating genetic, neurodegenerative and infectious diseases. MORE