Lowell Labaro

Class of 2008

Articles

  • Connections found in brain

    Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientist Marcel Just and Stanford postdoctoral fellow Sashank Varma have proposed new principles that explain how the human brain operates when performing complex cognitive tasks, such as language comprehension and spatial reasoning.

    SciTech | December 3, 2007
  • How Things Work: Gene Targeting

    Earlier this month, biologists Mario Capecchi, Martin Evans, and Oliver Smithies split the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work on gene modification in mice.

    The technique for which the three scientists are credited is called “gene targeting.” It is the favored method for creating “knockout mice.”

    SciTech | November 5, 2007
  • Statistically Speaking

    In addition to escalating death tolls of armed forces and civilians in Iraq, four million Iraqis have departed the country since the U.S. invasion in 2003, according to a Sept. 13 broadcast by National Public Radio. About half of them have become refugees in neighboring countries.

    Number of displaced Iraqis per month: 60,000

    News | October 15, 2007
  • Professor Dennis Abelson dies at 56

    On September 1, Carnegie Mellon music professor Dennis Abelson passed away at UPMC Shadyside. He was 56 years old.

    The cause was cancer.

    News | October 15, 2007
  • Campus celebrates life of music professor Dennis Abelson

    On September 1, Carnegie Mellon music professor Dennis Abelson passed away at UPMC Shadyside. He was 56 years old.

    The cause was cancer.

    News | October 8, 2007