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Yesterday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Severity of the upcoming influenza season could hinge on our old acquaintance H1N1, the virulent strain that caused 13,000 deaths during the 2009 pandemic and has made an appearance each flu season since then.
Sunday | Nature Neuroscience
A postdoctoral position is available at the University of Pittsburgh to study the development and degeneration of the zebrafish retina in the following two research areas.
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson made good on his promise of a "War on Poverty" with the Economic Opportunity Act.
George was on born April 19, 1937 in Barton, New York to Maude Clara and Harold Eckland.
A parent enjoying an alcoholic drink might find his or her young child to be curious about what's in that bottle or glass.
The Hollywood stereotypes of pirates, like Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean , don't reflect the rich history of who these outlaws really were, says author Marcus Rediker.
Bradford Regional Medical Center held a ceremony on Thursday, August 28 for eleven graduates of the hospital's School of Radiography.
In an unexpected discovery , scientists at Missouri University have found that proteins that promote the entry of viruses like HIV and Ebola into host cells also possess the ability to block the release of these diseases.
Doctors and educators have warned that even a sip of alcohol might lead to behavioral problems, like alcoholism or drug dependency, later in life.
In a study of dialysis patients, those who reported that they had discussed the option of transplantation with clinicians were more likely to be put on the transplant waiting list; however, clinician-reported discussions of transplantation did not increase patients' likelihood of being waitlisted.
Well, to be precise, they're more likely to have thicker carotid arteries and be at higher risk of heart disease, according to University of Pittsburgh researchers.
Scientists from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and Stanford have discovered a fundamental constraint in the brain that may explain why a person has a relatively easier time learning a new skill if it's related to an ability he has already mastered.
MICHAEL J. MULLEN / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Dunmore Elementary School kindergarten students Maura Sexton and Naveah Saunders hold pictures they colored to show their teacher, Jeannie Ehnot, on the first day of school Wednesday.
Young people weren't just leaving the ciy of Pittsburgh in the 1980s, they were putting southwestern Pennsylvania in their rearview mirrors.
Anyone who's ever taken a "fun" elective class in college has found out the hard way that learning a new skill is really quite difficult.
Updated: Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:28 pm
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