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Can you read my mind? W.M. Keck Foundation funds innovative brain research at Carnegie Mellon

PITTSBURGH--The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded Carnegie Mellon University a $750,000 grant to support research into how the human brain deciphers language, which could one day yield advances in the treatment of neurological disorders such as autism and dyslexia.... This multidisciplinary research is being conducted by Marcel Just, the D.O. Hebb Professor of Psychology, and Tom Mitchell, the Ed...

Carnegie Mellon interactive-video DVD helps teens avoid sexually transmitted diseases

PITTSBURGH--Sexually active teenage girls who viewed an interactive sex education DVD created by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University were more likely to become abstinent than girls who did not see the DVD, according to a study of 300 adolescent girls in the Pittsburgh area. The study will be published this fall in the journal "Social Science and Medicine."...... The DVD, "What Could You Do?...

Carnegie Mellon University neurobiologist Justin Crowley receives Searle Scholar Award

PITTSBURGH--Carnegie Mellon University neurobiologist Justin Crowley has been named a 2004 Searle Scholar. The Searle program supports the research of junior faculty with outstanding potential in the fields of chemistry, medicine and the biological sciences. One of only 15 exceptional young scientists receiving the award, Crowley is an assistant professor of biological sciences at the Mellon Coll...

Carnegie Mellon statistics student honored for technique to aid in brain imaging

PITTSBURGH--Kary Myers, a Ph.D. student in statistics at Carnegie Mellon University, has won a Student Paper Competition Award from the Statistical Computing and Statistics Graphics sections of the American Statistical Association for her paper, "The Billion Byte Brain: Combining Physiological Data and Gigabytes of Images to Improve Maps of Brain Activity." The paper will be published as part of...

Carnegie Mellon uses AFM to discover effects of experimental drugs on Alzheimer's plaques

PITTSBURGH - Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have used atomic force microscopy (AFM) to shed light on molecular scale processes underlying the formation of insoluble plaques associated with Alzheimer's Disease. Results of this work suggest that AFM could lead to a better understanding of the disease process and help guide the search for new diagnostic and treatment approaches. The report...

Acclaimed Carnegie Mellon psychologist honored for groundbreaking research

PITTSBURGH--Sheldon Cohen, the Robert E. Doherty Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, has won the American Psychological Association's prestigious Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award for 2004.... ...The award honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology. Cohen, who received the 2002-03 American P...

University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University to share $10 million NIH grant to study mind-body relationships

.PITTSBURGH, Nov. 4 -- The University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University today announced that they have received a $10 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a Center for the Study of Mind-Body Interactions and Health.. .The focus of the center, one of only five being funded nationwide, is to understand how the mind influences the development...

Positive outlook, sense of self-control can predict new coronary events, says Carnegie Mellon study

. PITTSBURGH -- Angioplasty patients who handle their recovery with a.positive attitude are less likely to have a second coronary event, according to.a new study by a Carnegie Mellon University researcher.. .The study, directed by Psychology Professor Vicki Helgeson, appears in the.August issue of the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. It is the first to examine.the positive psychological v...

Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Team Show That Adult Brains Compensate For Damage To Language Systems After Stroke Occurs

.PITTSBURGH-- A team of brain scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and the.University of Pittsburgh has found spontaneous reorganization of cognitive.function immediately following brain damage caused by stroke. . .The findings, which appear in the journal Stroke this month, are based on.functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans showing that brain function.associated with language...
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