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2014-04-29 08:37:38

EDGEWATER, N.J., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DiaVacs today announces that it has entered into a licensing agreement with the University of Pittsburgh for intellectual property pertaining to novel dendritic cell and antisense oligonucleotide microsphere delivery technologies for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. DiaVacs plans to apply this innovative technology to the development of a microsphere formulation of an antisense-nucleotide vaccine. According to initial studies...

2014-04-17 16:22:36

New initiatives funded through Office of the Provost, Swanson School of Engineering, and philanthropic gifts from alumni John C. Mascaro and John A. Swanson PITTSBURGH, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --To mark the tenth anniversary of the University of Pittsburgh's Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (MCSI) and to build upon the ongoing philanthropy of two of Pitt's most generous donors, Pitt officials announced a new $37.5 million funding initiative comprising various...

2014-04-10 16:24:36

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) today is reporting that it has settled patent litigation with the University of Pittsburgh. Varian will pay a lump sum of approximately $35 million to fully settle this matter. The settlement will be largely recorded in the financial results for the company's second and third quarters of fiscal year 2014. The University of Pittsburgh initiated a patent infringement lawsuit against Varian in 2007...

2014-04-08 23:23:41

George Eid, MD, a nationally recognized surgeon with leading expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques and bariatric - or weight loss – surgery has been recruited by Allegheny Health Network to serve as Division Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Division Chief of Bariatric Surgery. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 George Eid, MD, a nationally recognized surgeon with leading expertise in minimally invasive surgical techniques and bariatric - or weight loss –...

2014-04-08 23:03:04

Less than 32% of college students graduate within four years; MyPath101 is helping members make sure they’re on the right side of that statistic. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 As college costs soar nationwide, a Pittsburgh company has launched a new, first-of-its-kind web application that aims to help students become more self-aware, select the right classes and majors, manage their online reputations, graduate from college in four years, and start on fulfilling career paths....

2014-04-08 12:31:17

"No meaningful progress" to maintain affordable access for Western Pennsylvania residents PITTSBURGH, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a status update concerning contract discussions with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield today said no meaningful progress is being made. Meanwhile, questions about the status of a Highmark and UPMC contract continue to be asked by area employers, health plan members, elected officials and the...

Excessive Deer Populations Suppress Native Plant Biodiversity
2014-03-20 16:25:13

University of Miami Researchers from the University of Miami and University of Pittsburgh conclude that excess deer facilitate population explosion of exotic plants, while suppressing populations of native plants Too much garlic mustard growing in the forests of Pennsylvania? Actually, the problem may be too many deer. A new study published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concludes that an overpopulation of deer is the primary reason garlic mustard is...

2014-03-11 08:29:07

SAN DIEGO, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New research presented today at the World Congress Summit to Improve Adherence and Enhance Patient Engagement by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, finds that a unique generic medication sampling program, the MedVantx MedStart(TM) Connect program, implemented in the primary care physicians' office, led to significantly increased patient initiation of new prescriptions (primary adherence) as well as continued use...

2014-02-25 12:28:21

CHICAGO, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC, an alliance of 120 academic medical centers and 299 of their affiliated hospital organizations, announces the appointment of 5 new members to its Governing Board. "We are pleased to welcome these distinguished new board members to an exceptional group of leaders on our Governing Board," said Irene M. Thompson, UHC's president and chief executive officer. "Through the continued strong leadership and support of UHC's member boards, UHC...

2014-02-20 16:26:02

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) is visiting universities in Pennsylvania and New York this week as he continues a national tour engaging with leading neuroscience stakeholders and advocates across the country. The meetings and lab visits at Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and the University of Pittsburgh stem from the Congressman's work as architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative (FNI), a...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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