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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Intermediary Neuron Acts as Synaptic Cloaking Device, Says Carnegie Mellon Study

Star Trek NeuronIn the study published in the March 16 issue of Current Biology, the researchers found that a class of inhibitory neurons, called somatostatin cells, send out a signal — much like a cloaking device — that silences neighboring excitatory neurons. MORE
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Startup Gets Bite on "Shark Tank"

Shark TankA Tepper alumna's products tempt investors and picky eaters alike. MORE
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Math & Humanity

Theater photo of the play

Instead of a lecture, two alumni performed a play to co-teach their course on "The Mathematics of Being Human."

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Carnegie Mellon’s Top-Rated Statistics Department Among Fastest-Growing

Stats ImageThe number of CMU statistics undergraduate majors has roughly doubled since 2010 and has grown twenty-fold since 2005. MORE