Claire Gianakas

Class of 2017


  • Insomnia comes in a variety of forms

    The ability to quickly fall asleep and remain asleep after a long day is something that many people take for granted. Sleep disorders, however, can disturb this natural phenomenon and cause a variety of unpleasant side effects that can hinder an individual’s ability to properly function.

    SciTech | March 3, 2014
  • Researcher Profile: Jeffrey O. Hollinger

    Bone regeneration, the renewal of lost or damaged bone, is an important life process, yet it can also be harmful. Pathological bone often forms after orthopedic surgery or amputation and can lead to further complications in recovery. Jeffrey Hollinger, professor of biological sciences and biomedical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, as well as the director of Carnegie Mellon’s Bone Tissue...

    SciTech | February 24, 2014
  • Varying air temperatures cause mirages

    Have you ever seen puddles on the road while driving only to see them disappear moments later? Have you ever seen a sun on the horizon that looked like it was both rising and setting? These seemingly impossible occurrences are actually the result of a phenomenon known as a mirage. Mirages are caused by atmospheric conditions and contain at least one inverted image of an object.

    SciTech | February 17, 2014
  • Behrmann studies how brain works with one hemisphere

    Over the past several years, popular interest in neuroscience has dramatically increased worldwide. This public interest has led to more funding, research, and programs that promote the field of neuroscience, such as the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative — a research initiative to map every neuron in the human brain announced by President Barack Obama...

    SciTech | February 10, 2014
  • Bio-inspired medical device improves ankle rehabilitation

    Medicine and medical technology have long been areas of public interest due to their clear societal benefits. Recent technological advancements have encouraged medical advancements, particularly in the fields of orthotics and prosthetics. Studies by Carnegie Mellon researcher Yong-Lae Park suggest that soft, bio-inspired orthotic devices could aid in the rehabilitation of foot and ankle disorders....

    SciTech | January 27, 2014

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