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2011-11-10 04:58:17

eButton combines the powers of cameras, GPS, and other sensors to combat obesity People attempting to lose weight won´t need to track their daily food intake anymore, thanks to a wearable, picture-taking device created at the University of Pittsburgh. eButton–a device worn on the chest (like a pin) that contains a miniature camera, accelerometer, GPS, and other sensors–captures data and information of health activities, eliminating the need for daily self-reporting. The...

2011-10-21 13:47:10

Exceptional cognitive and physical function in old age leaves a tell-tale immunologic fingerprint, say researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Likewise, older adults who have mild impairments bear a distinct immunologic pattern, too, according to findings published today in the Public Library of Science: One. Old age is not synonymous with impairment and disability, noted lead investigator Abbe N. de Vallejo, Ph.D., associate professor of...

2011-10-07 14:00:00

The Pittsburgh Conference and its sponsoring societies, the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP), are now accepting proposals for the 2012 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants (PCMNCG) Award Program. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 07, 2011 The Pittsburgh Conference and its sponsoring societies, the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP), are now...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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