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Yesterday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Risk of bad flu season raises need for shots

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Health, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Vaccinations

Sunday | Nature Neuroscience

Posdoctoral position to study zebrafish retina

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.

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Sunday | Medical News Today

Neural explanation for why some skills are easier to learn than...

Learning is easier when it only requires nerve cells to rearrange existing patterns of activity than when the nerve cells have to generate new patterns, a study of monkeys has found.

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Related Topix: Carnegie Mellon University, Health

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Post-gazette.com

A Labor Day tribute to Job Corps

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson made good on his promise of a "War on Poverty" with the Economic Opportunity Act.

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Related Topix: Allegheny County, PA, Opinion

Times Observer

George Eckland

George was on born April 19, 1937 in Barton, New York to Maude Clara and Harold Eckland.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Citation, Service, MS, Warren, PA, University of Texas at El Paso

Detroit News

Church center mentors aspiring entrepreneurs

The triplex of row houses in the city was notorious for its active crack scene before the Rev.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Fri Aug 29, 2014

West Hawaii Today

Just a taste of alcohol for children is too much, research shows

A parent enjoying an alcoholic drink might find his or her young child to be curious about what's in that bottle or glass.

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Related Topix: Allegheny County, PA

National Geographic

Q&A: Were Modern Ideas-and the American Revolution-Born on Ships at Sea?

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.

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Related Topix: Boston, NY

Bradford Today

Eleven Students Graduate from Bradford Regional Medical Center's School of Radiology

Bradford Regional Medical Center held a ceremony on Thursday, August 28 for eleven graduates of the hospital's School of Radiography.

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Related Topix: Port Allegany, PA, Emporium, PA, Lewis Run, PA, Bradford, PA

The Auto Channel

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Aug. 28, 2014: Car Charging Group, Inc. , the leading provider, owner, and operator of electric vehicle charging services, is pleased to announce that it has established a partnership with Alco Parking, Pittsburgh's leading parking management firm, and now provides EV charging at SouthSide Works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA

Thu Aug 28, 2014

BioResearch Online

Researchers: Proteins That Promote HIV/Ebola Virus Also Inhibit Release

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.

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Related Topix: Immunology, Biology, Science

CBS Local

Study: It's OK To Give Young Kids A Sip Of Your Beer

Doctors and educators have warned that even a sip of alcohol might lead to behavioral problems, like alcoholism or drug dependency, later in life.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

PhysOrg Weblog

Study finds shortcomings in doctor-patient discussions about transplantation

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.

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Related Topix: Johns Hopkins University, University of New Mexico

South County Spotlight

I heart you

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.

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Patch.com

Stanford Engineer Helps Determine How the Brain Learns New Tasks

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.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Carnegie Mellon University, Palo Alto, CA

Medical News Today

The jury is still out on whether or not sipping alcohol is problematic for children

Previous research had determined that whether or not a child sips or tastes alcohol is associated with the child's attitude toward sipping and with a family environment supportive of alcohol use.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Allegheny County, PA

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Times-Tribune

First day of school always an adventure

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.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Villanova University, East Stroudsburg, PA, Stroudsburg, PA

Post-gazette.com

Brian O'Neill: Sophie Masloff was thinking young with tax cut

Young people weren't just leaving the ciy of Pittsburgh in the 1980s, they were putting southwestern Pennsylvania in their rearview mirrors.

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Related Topix: Beaver County, PA, Allegheny County, PA, Opinion

Medical Daily

Understanding Why The Brain Struggles With Learning New Skills May...

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.

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Related Topix: Carnegie Mellon University

Business Journal

Pitt home opener + Pirates game: Traffic nightmare

The Pittsburgh Pirates said there won't be any cash parking available on the North Shore on Saturday afternoon due to the Pirates' game against the Cincinnati Reds and the University of Pittsburgh home opener at Heinz Field.

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Related Topix: Pittsburgh, PA

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