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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
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Chemists Create Nanofibers Using Unprecedented New Method

NanofibersResearchers from Carnegie Mellon have developed a novel method for creating self-assembled protein/polymer nanostructures that are reminiscent of fibers found in living cells. The work offers a promising new way to fabricate materials for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications. MORE
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Press Release: Weighing the Milky Way

Milky Way GalaxyAn international team of researchers, including Carnegie Mellon's Matthew Walker, has devised a precise method for calculating the mass of galaxies. MORE
Friday, July 25, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Physicist Shirley Ho Wins Outstanding Young Researcher Award From International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers

Shirley HoThe Macronix Prize, which is given to young, ethnic Chinese physicists or astronomers working outside of Asia, recognizes Ho for her leadership in large, international collaborations that have resulted in the most precise measurement of cosmic distances and contributed to the understanding of the nature of the expansion history of the universe. MORE
Monday, July 14, 2014

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Alumnus, Three Undergraduates Receive Funding for STEM Research in Germany

CMU’s Fellowships and Scholarships Office provides support to students who are interested in pursuing competitive national and international funding opportunities. MORE
Friday, June 20, 2014

Obituary: Carnegie Mellon Alumna and Hall of Fame Inventor Stephanie Kwolek Dies at 90

Stephanie KwolekKwolek, who earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry from CMU in 1946 and an honorary degree from the university in 2001, spent her 40-year career as a research chemist in the Textile Fibers Department at the DuPont Company's Pioneering Research Laboratory. She invented Kevlar®, the essential ingredient in body armor. MORE