Naviya Singla SciTech Editor

Class of 2019


  • Brain reads Portuguese and English language the same way

    In a study published in the journal NeuroImage, a team of international scientists established that there is neural commonality between the brain’s reading of English and Portuguese.

    SciTech | December 5, 2016
  • Carnegie Mellon colloquium explores artificial intelligence

    The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) and Carnegie Mellon University held the first part of the two-part joint Carnegie Colloquium on Digital Governance and Security in Washington D.C. on Oct. 31. The first part of the colloquium was titled “The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Military Operations and Privacy,” and the second part, titled “The Future of the Interne...

    SciTech | November 21, 2016
  • Computer simulation used to study viral capsid breakage

    Markus Deserno, from Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Physics, and Christine Peter, from the University of Konstanz in Germany, led a research team that developed a method to study the structure of viral capsids, the protein shell that houses the virus. The team used multi-scale modeling to understand the molecular assembly of the viruses and proteins by breaking the capsid apart. This research was...

    SciTech | November 14, 2016
  • Carnegie Mellon, Yale develop new gene-editing sytem

    Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Yale University have developed a new, minimally invasive, gene-editing system that can be used to cure genetic blood disorders in live mice. As opposed to other gene-editing technologies such as clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) and zinc-finger nucleases, this technology uses an IV treatment and does not mutate genes th...

    SciTech | November 7, 2016
  • Undergraduate major relocated

    Prospective students applying to the School of Computer Science for the Fall 2017 semester will now be able to select computational biology as a major. Previously under the jurisdiction of the Mellon College of Science, the computational biology major complements the computational biology department’s master’s and Ph.D. programs. According to the university news report that announced the introduc...

    SciTech | October 10, 2016