Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering in Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering.

5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Novel method aims to demystify communication in the brain

From sunrise to sunset, the flow of communication across brain areas helps to facilitate every move we make. Seeing, hearing, walking, and singing, for example, are made possible by interactions between large collections ...

Medical research

It takes a heart to make a better lung

Interactions between the developing heart and lungs are essential for proper growth and maturation; however, much is still unknown about the co-development of these critical organs. To provide fresh insight, a team of collaborators ...


Does the brain learn in the same way that machines learn?

Pinpointing how neural activity changes with learning is anything but black and white. Recently, some have posited that learning in the brain, or biological learning, can be thought of in terms of optimization, which is how ...


Finding inspiration to rebuild human heart muscle

Advances in cardiac tissue engineering offer hope for an array of useful applications, from heart repair to disease modeling. As part of active, ongoing research related to bioengineering functional human organs, Adam Feinberg ...

Medical research

Take two: Integrating neuronal perspectives for richer results

Every brain function, from standing up to deciding what to have for dinner, involves neurons interacting. Studies focused on neuronal interactions extend across domains in neuroscience, primarily using the approaches of spike ...

Biomedical technology

Exploring silk's full potential

From ski slopes to Girl Scouts, Rosalyn Abbott's classroom of choice has evolved over the years, but her love for teaching and discovery remains a steady constant. On any given day, she can be found integrating biomaterials, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Connecting the dots between engagement and learning

We've all heard the adage, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again," but new research from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh finds that it isn't all about repetition. Rather, internal states ...

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