Radha Chitale

Class of 2006


  • Feeling the beat: movement influences infant rhythm perception

    Rhythms are vital from the beginning of our lives. Consider that the first thing a fetus feels is his mother’s heartbeat. Later, upon developing ears, the baby hears the murmured voices of his parents. What is the response to rhythm? A kick or twist: in other words, movement.

    SciTech | May 1, 2006
  • Scitech Briefs

    Hot-water worms

    SciTech | April 17, 2006
  • How Things Work: Diamonds

    Millions of years ago, diamonds were formed about 161 kilometers below the earth’s surface in a section known as the mantle. Only in the mantle are conditions intense enough to pressurize pure carbon into a gem. Diamonds are made when the pressure reaches 435,000 pounds per square inch and the temperature is above 752°F. Anything below these figures results in graphite, a softer, flakier carbon co...

    SciTech | April 3, 2006
  • Scitech Briefs

    Grapefruit juice can interfere with drugs

    SciTech | March 27, 2006
  • CMU neurobiologist discovers a novel treatment for seizures

    Alison Barth, assistant professor of biological sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, received a $50,000 grant from the Milken Family Foundation to further her research on a novel treatment for seizures. A drug that acts on a single ion channel is the key to this new treatment, which she hopes will one day be used to prevent seizures in children.

    SciTech | February 27, 2006

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