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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Joins IARPA Project To Reverse-Engineer Brain Algorithms

Neural Network Cell
Carnegie Mellon is embarking on a five-year, $12 million research effort to make computers think more like humans.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Biological Sciences Student Jillian Jaycox Wins Churchill Scholarship

Jillian Jaycox
Jaycox, one of only 15 students nationwide to receive the award, will pursue a Master of Philosophy in Medical Science at the University of Cambridge in the U.K.
Monday, January 25, 2016

Acoustic Tweezers Provide Much Needed Pluck for 3-D Bioprinting

Suresh Research Figure
CMU President Subra Suresh and his collaborators have demonstrated a promising new method for 3-D bioprinting that could lead to new possibilities in medical research and applications.
Monday, January 25, 2016

Carnegie Mellon Team Develops Targeted Photosensitizer for Cell Manipulation

The technology could help researchers better understand the role certain cells and proteins play in everyday function and disease, and could be used as a targeted therapy for cancer and other diseases.
Monday, January 25, 2016

In Galaxy Clustering, Mass May Not Be the Only Thing That Matters

Galaxy Cluster
The researchers’ findings are the first to use observational data to show that, in addition to mass, a galaxy cluster’s formation history plays a role in how it interacts with its environment.
Monday, December 28, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Develops New Method for Analyzing Synaptic Density

A high-throughput, machine-learning tool could help researchers better understand synaptic activity in learning and disease.
Monday, December 21, 2015

Chemists Develop Bright, Fluorescent Bottlebrush Polymer Probe for Cell Detection

Bottlebrush Polymers
The much brighter probes will allow scientists to detect very low levels of protein expressed in cells.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Research Team Finds Detailed Record of Mysterious Fast Radio Burst

fast radio burst
A team of astronomers, including CMU’s Jeffrey Peterson and Hsiu-Hsien Lin, has uncovered the most detailed record ever of a Fast Radio Burst — a brief yet brilliant eruption of cosmic radio waves from the distant universe.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Carnegie Mellon, PSC Part of NSF’s “Big Data Brain Trust”

Big Data
Researchers will confront the challenges of big data as members of the Northeast Data Innovation Hub.
Monday, October 19, 2015

New Technique Developed by Team Including CMU President Suresh Removes Defects While Keeping Materials Strong

Metal Defects
The technique, called cyclic healing, uses repetitive, gentle stretching to eliminate pre-existing defects in metal crystals.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Building a Better Liposome

Using computational modeling, researchers have come up with a design for a better liposome, which could provide the basis for improving targeted drug delivery.
Thursday, September 24, 2015

BrainHub and CNBC Interim Leadership Appointments Announced

Alison Barth
Provost Farnam Jahanian announced today two interim leadership appointments in the field of brain science, an established and growing area of expertise at Carnegie Mellon University.
Monday, September 21, 2015

Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument Receives Next Step of Approval from DOE

Dark Energy Spectroscope
CMU's Shirley Ho co-chairs the working group for the upcoming major sky survey, which will improve our understanding of the universe.
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Carnegie Mellon-Led Team Identifies Structure of Tumor-Suppressing Protein

Tumor Suppressing Protein
Their findings provide new insights into how the protein regulates cell growth and how mutations in the gene that encodes the protein can lead to cancer.
Monday, August 17, 2015

BrainHub Scientists Visualize Critical Part of Basal Ganglia Pathways

The breakthrough could help see the pathways that degenerate with Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease.

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