Unclouding the human brain
Biomedical engineering professor Stefan Zappe and his research team are developing a neural stem cell therapy to treat a variety of genetic disorders of the central nervous system, including Hunter syndrome.
Stem cells are primal cells that retain the ability to renew themselves and multiply through cell division. These cells can also differentiate into a diverse range of cell types.SciTech | November 12, 2007
Airport scans beneath clothes
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is currently testing a millimeter wave scanning system that will enable security officials to see through passengers’ clothing. This technology will detect the presence of weapons, explosives, and other dangerous equipment on a passenger’s body.SciTech | October 15, 2007
Nanogels used with drugs
Carnegie Mellon researchers have developed non-toxic, biodegradable nanogels that can be used for delivery of carbohydrate-based drugs.
The nanogels were developed using atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) in professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski’s laboratory.SciTech | September 10, 2007
Researchers study mechanism of HIV infection
Carnegie Mellon biophysicists Stephanie Tristram-Nagle and John Nagle have uncovered details as to what allows HIV to infect immune T-cells.SciTech | August 27, 2007
• A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh has
received a five-year, $13.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a National Technology Center for Networks and Pathways. The center, to be headquartered at CMU, will focus on the development of fluorescent probe and imaging technologies. Its main purpose will be to investigate reg...SciTech | May 1, 2006