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Monday, January 19, 2015

Carnegie Mellon President Subra Suresh, Researchers Develop New Way To Model Sickle Cell Behavior

Sickle Cell Blood CellsThe multidisciplinary research team has developed a novel microfluidic device to assess cell-level processes influencing the pathophysiology of sickle cell disease (SCD), an inherited genetic disorder. The device can analyze the behavior of blood from sickle cell disease patients and measure how long it takes blood cells to become dangerously stiff, making them more likely to get trapped in blood vessels. MORE
Monday, January 5, 2015

International Research Effort Gives Neuroscientists Better Feeling About Sense of Touch

Alison BarthFor the first time researchers, including Carnegie Mellon's Alison Barth, have linked a group of neurons to a specific type of somatosensation, a finding that can open the door for a heightened understanding about our sense of touch. MORE
Monday, December 22, 2014

Disruptive Health Technology Institute To Receive Funding To Further Enhance Medical Technologies

The DHTI has announced a second round of funded projects by Highmark Health and Allegheny Health Network to "disrupt" health care by identifying key unmet clinical needs and addressing them with advanced medical technologies. A total of $1.7 million was awarded to projects ranging from managing chronic wound healing to reducing toxic side effects of anti-cancer drugs. MORE
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Six Carnegie Mellon Faculty Members Elected Fellows of American Physical Society

APS FellowsThis is the largest group of APS Fellows Carnegie Mellon has had in a single year. They are being recognized for their work in a wide range of areas, including examining physics from the scale of the smallest subatomic particles to outer reaches of the cosmos, discovering new fundamental particles and laws of nature, and unraveling the scientific underpinnings of the behavior of materials and phenomena that govern our everyday lives. MORE
Friday, November 7, 2014

Media Advisory: Nalo Hopkinson to Present at Carnegie Mellon's Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Author Lecture Nov. 15

HopkinsonHopkinson's lecture will be preceded by a young adult writing workshop with Caroline Carlson, author of "The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates" series. Registration is required for the workshop only. MORE
Friday, November 7, 2014

Princeton's Neta Bahcall Will Present Bennett-McWilliams Lecture in Cosmology on Nov. 11

BahcallBahcall will present her lecture titled "Lighting Up the Dark: Where is the Dark Matter?" at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11 in the Gates-Hillman Center's Rashid Auditorium. She will discuss her work investigating how dark matter is distributed in the universe, and how the distribution of the mysterious dark matter relates to the distribution of light, stars and baryons. She will also discuss the implications her research has on other questions in cosmology, including how galaxies form. MORE