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2011-06-15 22:18:50

The team traced the development of a unique feature in a species of fruit fly that began with low-level gene activity and became a distinct feature in a mere four mutations as an existing gene took on a new function, according to a report in PNAS Small genetic mutations that add up over time could create an evolutionary express lane that leads to the rapid development of new traits, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Wisconsin at Madison have found. The team...

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2011-06-15 05:40:00

To achieve a happy marriage, husbands need to make sure their wives get enough sleep at night, suggests a study. Researchers found that when wives have trouble falling asleep, their marriage relationships falters. Surprisingly, husbands who got less sleep did not suffer the same consequences. The study followed 35 healthy married couples who were mostly in their thirties, and who had no history of physical or mental health problems. Each couple was equipped with actigraphs, bracelets that...

2011-06-10 08:04:00

PITTSBURGH, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG), the organization providing capital investments and customized company formation and business growth programs to the region's life sciences enterprises, announced through its President and CEO, John W. Manzetti, the creation of the Bioengineering Innovation and Commercialization Program (BICP) that PLSG will lead in partnership with the Biomedical Engineering Society of the University of Pittsburgh....

2011-06-06 07:00:00

NEW YORK, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that clinical results from a multi-epitope brain cancer vaccine, that Stemline has licensed from the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) and is further developing as SL-701, will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago, IL, on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 1 PM CT. Dr. Hideho Okada, Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery at Pitt, will deliver the presentation....

2011-05-25 21:56:16

A team based in Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering produced and observed the extended electrical charge associated with working memory using living-cell models of neural networks that reveal the complex, diminutive world of brain cells University of Pittsburgh researchers have reproduced the brain's complex electrical impulses onto models made of living brain cells that provide an unprecedented view of the neuron activity behind memory formation. The team fashioned ring-shaped networks of...

2011-05-24 10:11:00

PITTSBURGH, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Twelve Pittsburgh city high schools are implementing Carnegie Learning® Bridge to Algebra to improve math learning for students with individualized education plans. The blended software and textbook solution was adopted as an intervention program for 300 Pittsburgh Public Schools students in the 2010-2011 school year and the software was also used in after school programs. The program will be implemented again in 2011-12....

2011-05-20 15:36:00

'Killing Bono' author Neil McCormick, July 26-28, Pittsburgh area PITTSBURGH, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aspiring writers aged 16-21 have until May 31 to apply for full scholarships to the Summer Writer's Conference and Workshops at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center near Pittsburgh. Patterned on the former Governor's School for the Arts, the 30 young writers accepted are to receive three days of world-class instruction from professional writers at no tuition or fees....

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2011-05-12 11:34:40

A sediment core from a South American lake revealed a steady, sharp drop in crucial monsoon rainfall since 1900, leading to the driest conditions in 1,000 years as of 2007 and threatening tropical populations with water shortages, a team from Pitt, Union College, and SUNY-Albany reports in PNAS A 2,300-year climate record University of Pittsburgh researchers recovered from an Andes Mountains lake reveals that as temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere rise, the planet's densely populated...

2011-05-10 13:30:00

Retired PA generals cite poor educational achievement as a threat to national security, say cuts to pre-k programs in Pittsburgh could worsen problem PITTSBURGH, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Military service is out of reach for the vast majority of young adults in Pittsburgh, according to a new report released today by MISSION: READINESS, a national security nonprofit group composed of more than 200 retired generals and admirals, including ten from Pennsylvania. Called Unable...

2011-05-08 13:18:00

PITTSBURGH, May 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This year's Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure® attracted more than 30,000 participants, including approximately 2,500 breast cancer survivors. The winners of today's Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure 5K are as follows: 1st Place Overall Winners Male: Paul Tristle; Pittsburgh, Pa.; 15:49 Female: Michelle Corkum; McMurray, Pa.; 18:13 2nd Place Overall Winner Male: Marco Dozzi; Pittsburgh, Pa.; 15:58 Female: Anna Beck;...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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