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2011-12-02 01:40:40

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have invented a new type of electronic switch that performs electronic logic functions within a single molecule.

Fish Consumption May Offer Critical Protection Against Alzheimer’s
2011-11-30 15:15:06

According to a recent study, scientists have uncovered yet another salubrious effect of consuming fish.

2011-11-18 03:46:07

Fatigue and poor sleep quality, which affect many emergency medical services (EMS) workers, are linked to higher reported rates of injuries, medical errors and safety-compromising behaviors.

2011-11-17 10:53:35

Poor perceptions about workplace safety culture among emergency medical services (EMS) workers is associated with negative patient and provider safety outcomes -- the first time such a link has been shown in the pre-hospital setting.

Image 1 - eButton Monitors Food Intake, Exercise, And Lifestyle
2011-11-10 04:58:17

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.

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.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.