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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...

2011-09-19 13:40:00

The Pittcon Registration Committee is pleased to announce that conferee registration is now open for Pittcon 2012. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 19, 2011 The Pittcon Registration Committee is pleased to announce that conferee registration is now open for Pittcon 2012, which will be held March 11-15, 2012, at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), Orlando, Florida. Conferees registering before February 13, 2012, will save 50% on the registration fee. The low priced early discount fee...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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