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2014-09-24 23:03:09

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have been selected by the National Institutes of Health to develop a microfluidic, 3D human liver model for drug efficacy and toxicity testing as part of the organization's Tissue Chip for Drug Screening program. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 With a new $5.8 million, three-year award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine will...

2014-09-10 23:03:44

Researchers at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh have created a new, 5- to 10-minute test that could be added to a clinician’s concussion evaluation toolkit for a more comprehensive assessment of the injury. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Researchers at UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh have created a new, 5- to 10-minute test that could be added to a clinician’s concussion evaluation toolkit for a more comprehensive assessment of the injury. In a recent...

2014-08-04 23:03:21

Eating baked or broiled fish once a week is good for the brain, regardless of how much omega-3 fatty acid it contains, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, published online recently in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, add to growing evidence that lifestyle factors contribute to brain health later in life. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Eating baked or broiled fish once a week is good for the brain,...

2014-07-08 23:07:39

Screening for depression and then providing a telephone-delivered, nurse-led “collaborative care” intervention following coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery not only improves health-related quality of life, physical functioning and mood symptoms, but also lowers medical costs and is highly cost-effective compared to doctors’ usual care, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Screening for...

2014-07-07 23:08:09

Weight loss achieved through moderate calorie reduction and physical activity could help control hot flashes in women going through menopause, a study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine reports. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Weight loss achieved through moderate calorie reduction and physical activity could help control hot flashes in women going through menopause, a study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine reports. The study is...

2013-12-18 11:36:08

Imagine kicking a cocaine addiction by simply popping a pill that alters the way your brain processes chemical addiction. New research from the University of Pittsburgh suggests that a method of biologically manipulating certain neurocircuits could lead to a pharmacological approach that would weaken post-withdrawal cocaine cravings. The findings have been published in Nature Neuroscience. Researchers led by Pitt neuroscience professor Yan Dong used rat models to examine the effects of...

2010-03-08 14:58:03

PITTSBURGH -- University of Pittsburgh researchers have conducted the first cradle-to-grave assessment of light-emitting diode (LED) streetlights and determined that the increasingly popular lamps strike the best balance between brightness, affordability, and energy and environmental conservation when their life span-from production to disposal-is considered. LEDs consist of clusters of tiny, high-intensity bulbs and are extolled for their power efficiency and clear luminosity. Engineers in...

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2009-07-02 18:20:07

The owner of a New Orleans T-shirt shop said the grassroots movement to elect actor Brad Pitt as the city's next mayor is sounding less and less crazy. Josh Harvey, owner of shirt shop Storyville, said the first Brad Pitt for Mayor T-shirt was made by a Tulane University professor who invited the store to use his design, WSDU-TV, New Orleans, reported Thursday. Harvey said the T-shirts have some people thinking Pitt -- who filmed The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in the city and runs a...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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