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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
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Paul Glasserman To Present Carnegie Mellon's Nash Lecture in Quantitative Finance

Paul GlassermanThe Columbia University business professor and adviser to the U.S. Treasury's Office of Financial Research will speak on "Systemic Risk and the Risk Management Paradox." The lecture will be held at 4:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6 in McConomy Auditorium on Carnegie Mellon's Oakland campus. MORE
Monday, August 25, 2014

Press Release: "Haven't I Seen This Before?" Researchers Show How Neurons Respond to Sequences of Familiar Objects

Training ImagesResearchers from the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, a joint project between Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh, found that when subjects were exposed to familiar and unfamiliar images in a rapid succession, their neurons — especially the inhibitory neurons — fired much more strongly and selectively to images the subject had seen many times before. MORE