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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 Huntingdon’s disease.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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

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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

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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

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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.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Chemists Weigh Intact Virus Mixture With Mass Spectrometer

Cowpea Virus
This is the first time that researchers successfully used matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry to analyze a mixture of intact virus particles.
Monday, May 4, 2015

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski Wins Dreyfus Prize

Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
Matyjaszewski is receiving the prize for excellence in “Making Molecules and Materials.” The international prize is given every two years to recognize accomplishments in chemistry.

Monday, April 27, 2015

CMU President Subra Suresh, Collaborators Discover New Mechanism Behind Malaria Progression

microscope imageUsing computer modeling, CMU President Subra Suresh and his colleagues found that nanoscale knobs, which form at the membrane of infected red blood cells, cause the cell stiffening that is in part responsible for the reduced blood flow that can turn malaria deadly. The findings open a new avenue of research into therapies for the disease, which infects close to 200 million people each year. MORE
Monday, April 20, 2015

Carnegie Mellon Scientists Appear in “Fastball”

BaseballFaculty members from the Mellon College of Science and Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences made their debut in Fastball, a baseball documentary produced by CMU Trustee Thomas Tull and directed by eight-time Emmy winner Jonathan Hock. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 20. MORE
Monday, April 13, 2015

Sending a Message to the Future

Machu PicchuCalled Earth Tapestry, the project led by CMU's William Alba invites people across the globe to vote on earth's most important locations, both natural and manmade. Information about the top-ranked locations will be laser-engraved onto a sapphire disk and delivered to the moon on an Astrobotic robotic lunar mission. MORE

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