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Prof Awarded $2.4M NIH Grant To Develop Artificial Lungs

Carnegie Mellon University professor Keith Cook has received a four-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support research and development of artificial lungs that patients may use long term in the comfort of their own homes while waiting for a lung transplant. Cook, an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, will lead the project and collaborate with researchers from the University of Washington, Columbia University and Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Chemists Create Nanofibers Using Unprecedented New Method

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a novel method for creating self-assembled protein/polymer nanostructures that are reminiscent of fibers found in living cells. The work offers a promising new way to fabricate materials for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications. The findings were published in the July 28 issue of Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

Data Science Not a New Field, Carnegie Mellon Prof Says

Recent articles in the Harvard Business Review and New York Times have suggested that the onslaught of "Big Data" has created a new discipline they call data science and a need for specialized data scientists. They even claim that no universities are currently addressing this need with academic programs.