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Monday, March 23, 2015

Former Mellon College of Science Post-doc Presents Research to British Parliament

Euan Wielewski at ParliamentEuan Wielewski presented research that he conducted under the guidance of CMU Physics Professor Robert Suter. The research focuses on using near-field High Energy Diffraction Microscopy (HEDM), a technique developed by Suter, to determine the likelihood that materials used to make parts for jet engines would fail.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Neuron Bracketology: BrainHub Researchers Pit Teams of Neurons Against Each Other To Learn More About How They Work in Teams

Neuron BracketologyAs March Madness descends on most of America, neuroscientists at Carnegie Mellon are engaging in a little bracketology of their own. MORE
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Unexpected Gamma-Ray Emission From Dwarf Galaxy May Point to New Understanding of Dark Matter

Dwarf GalaxyCarnegie Mellon and Brown researchers have found that a newly-discovered dwarf galaxy orbiting the Milky Way shows evidence that it’s emitting gamma rays, which just might be an indication of dark matter annihilation. If confirmed, their findings may mark the first time researchers have detected non-gravitational properties of dark matter. MORE
Monday, March 9, 2015

Columbia Neuroscientist Larry Abbott To Deliver Carnegie Mellon’s 2015 Buhl Lecture March 18

Larry AbbottIn his lecture, Abbott will discuss research into two neural circuits: one that allows flies to interpret the implications of different odors, and another that predicts the consequences of motor actions in an electric fish. MORE
Monday, March 2, 2015

Carnegie Mellon BrainHub Announces Recipients of ProSEED Funding

BrainHub ImageEight new neuroscience projects propose innovative solutions to some of the most pressing questions in brain science and represent the university’s strengths in biology, computer science, psychology, statistics and engineering. MORE
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