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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.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

BrainHub Engineers Receive NSF Grant To Study Neuron Variability and Motor Learning

BrainHub Image
The award is one of 16 NSF grants totaling $13.1 million to support potentially transformative research in neural and cognitive systems.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Milky Way-Like Galaxies May Have Existed in the Early Universe

A new, large-scale computer simulation shows that the early universe — 500 million years after the Big Bang — might have had more order and structure than previously thought.
Monday, July 20, 2015

Scientists Identify Achilles’ Heel of Virus’s Tough Outer Shell

Virus's Achilles Heel
The findings pinpoint the weakest part of the viral shell and provide a potential new target for interfering with the viral life cycle.
Monday, July 6, 2015

BrainHub Research Projects Receive ProSEED Funding

BrainHub Image
The projects range from creating advanced diagnostics for mild traumatic brain injury to studying how the brain responds to mechanical stimuli.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Chemists Characterize 3-D Macroporous Hydrogels

CMU chemists have developed two novel methods to characterize 3-dimensional macroporous hydrogels — materials that hold great promise for catalysts, chemical detectors, tissue engineering and more.
Monday, June 29, 2015

Curci Foundation Provides Funding for Research in Neuroscience

BrainHub Image
The grant will allow professors to teach mice to use brain-computer interfaces, which could provide new information about the neural basis of learning, behavior and motor control.
Friday, June 12, 2015

Catalysts Safely Remove Dangerous Compound from Wastewater

Wastewater Treatment Plant
Catalysts created by Carnegie Mellon University chemist Terrence J. Collins effectively and safely remove a potent and dangerous endocrine disruptor from wastewater.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Intravenous Nutrition Source Could Improve Effectiveness of Chemotherapy Nanodrugs

IV for Cancer Drugs
A single dose of an FDA-approved intravenous nutrition source may be able to significantly reduce the toxicity and increase the effectiveness of platinum-based cancer drugs.

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