Latest University of Pittsburgh Stories

2013-06-12 10:49:23

Humans began contributing to environmental lead pollution as early as 8,000 years ago.

2013-06-11 12:57:37

Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes are two to three times more likely to use expensive brand-name drugs than a comparable group of patients treated within the VA Healthcare System.

Diabetes Breathalyzer Test
2013-06-11 05:45:24

Chemists from the University of Pittsburgh have reportedly demonstrated sensor technology which could someday eliminate the need for glucose-related blood tests currently used to diagnose most diabetes patients.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.