Claire Gianakas

Class of 2017


  • How Things Work: Migraines not just severe headaches

    Migraines and other types of severe headaches have baffled the medical community for thousands of years. As medical knowledge of migraines increased, treatments also improved, advancing from trepanation — the drilling of holes into the skull — to modern preventive medications and lifestyle changes.

    SciTech | September 22, 2014
  • Skills are easier to learn if associated to skills we have

    Learning new skills and acquiring knowledge is essential to the growth and development of modern society, but there is still uncertainty regarding the biological mechanisms behind this occurrence.

    SciTech | September 15, 2014
  • Neurons respond strongly to stream of familiar images

    As the study of neuroscience becomes increasingly prevalent in modern society, we are just beginning to understand the many complexities of the brain, namely its highly adaptable nature. Researchers from the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), a joint Carnegie Mellon and University of Pittsburgh project, have explored this aspect of the brain through their research involving neuron re...

    SciTech | September 9, 2014
  • Chemistry professor studies antibiotic-resistant bacteria

    As the understanding of medical care has evolved, the use of antibiotics — specifically, the issue of antibiotic resistance — has become a major topic of discussion.

    SciTech | August 15, 2014
  • CMU team wins Better Buildings contest

    Today, students pride themselves on much more than just attending classes and getting good grades. Along with classes, many students are involved in various extracurricular activities to supplement their education, and Carnegie Mellon students are no exception. A perfect example is the team of Carnegie Mellon graduate students who participated in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Ca...

    SciTech | April 28, 2014

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