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Pitt joins national team looking to unravel traumatic brain injuries

University of Pittsburgh researchers announced Tuesday they will join a national team of brain injury experts looking to identify better ways to assess and treat traumatic brain injuries.Pitt scientists said the partnership's goal is to find effective ... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - 1 hour ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 7 reports

When men drink, their smiles get more ‘contagious’

Men get along better when there's drinking involved. (Justin Sullivan/)When bros share brews, they also start sharing smiles, according to a new study published in Clinical Psychological Science . That could explain why men are much more likely to drink ... [Published Washington Post - 6 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

New Material Links Magnetism and Electrical Properties

Our computers contain electronics to process data and magnetic systems to store data, because that is what typically works best. This is not necessarily the ideal arrangement though, as magnetically stored information is not immediately usable by electronic ... [Published Overclockers Club - 7 hours ago]
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Pitt gets $3.4M health training grant

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is getting $3.4 million for a center to train professionals on infectious disease and smoking cessation.The grant is from the Health Resources and Services Administration from the U.S. Department ... [Published Pittsburgh Business Times - 7 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Study says hepatitis C will be a rare disease by about 2036

PITTSBURGH - Hepatitis C, a major infectious disease in the United States with 180 million cases worldwide, will likely become a rare disease by about 2036, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis.But that time ... [Published KansasCity.com - 8 hours ago]
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3 Crazy Cleanses

What's your first reaction when you hear someone say the word cleanse? From intermittent fasting to juice-only meals, different methods to clean and restart the body can sometimes leave us fearing  fatigue and long bouts of hanger. Plus, cleanses can ... [Published Shape.com - 8 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Penn Hills school directors approve hiring of home school visitors

Penn Hills school directors approved hiring two additional home school social workers last night. Aaron Smith and Chanelle Keasley both graduates of the University of Pittsburgh were hired by unanimous approval of the school board. The board’s action ... [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 15 hours ago]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 2 reports

Pitt gets federal funds to build regional public health training center

The federal government has awarded the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health a $3.4 million grant over four years to operate a center to improve the nation’s public health system.The grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human ... [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Pitt Project Aims to Further 3D Printing in Metals

Additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, has rapidly advanced to allow for the production of complex-shaped metal components strong enough for structural applications. However, developing complex geometries with fewer errors and distortions, as well ... [Published ASME - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Heading off concussion trouble

Published: Monday, 9/29/2014 - Updated: 34 seconds agoNew test detects hard-to-find impairmentsBY JACK KELLYBLOCK NEWS ALLIANCEBrittany Brown, who was injured in a bicycle accident, is examined by Anne Mucha, program coordinator at the Vestibular Concussion ... [Published Toledoblade.com - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Today in History: Sept. 29, 2014

Today is the 272nd day of 2014 and the eighth day of autumn.TODAY’S HISTORY : In 1789, the U.S. Department of War established a regular army, maintaining several hundred troops.In 1916, The New York Times reported that John D. Rockefeller, the head of ... [Published Columbia Daily Herald - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Pittsburgh mayor hopes to reach agreement with nonprofits

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said he hopes to complete an agreement with the city’s largest nonprofits by the end of the year.In an interview with the Tribune-Review, Peduto said he is negotiating with Carnegie Mellon University, Highmark, University ... [Published Daily American - Sep 28 2014]

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...Most problem drinking among men occurs in social settings due to a need to “belong” and create social bonds with others. "Therefore, social motives may be highly relevant to the understanding of how alcohol problems develop,” said Catharine Fairbairn, lead researcher of the study and psychological scientist at the University of Pittsburgh, in the press release ."
Humans and some other animals experience something called " emotional contagion ". Without realizing it, your emotional state is affected by the facial expressions and cues of the people you interact with. If someone is smiling genuinely, you're likely to "catch" that smile -- especially if they're a close friend or family member."
...The scanner would resemble a helmet, with sensors that read brain activity as expressed in the action of dyes. "What is especially exciting about this project is its highly multidisciplinary nature. It brings together people with expertise in chemistry, material science, drug delivery, optical and acoustic imaging, image reconstruction and modeling, and clinical and translational imaging to achieve our aims" Rahmim says
The major step forward in treating the infection must be weighed against the drugs' costs that pose a "potential threat to the viability of the U S health-care system" states proposed guidelines for use of the drugs outlined last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association...

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Pitt joins national team looking to unravel tra... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - 1 hour ago]
This Is What Makes Men Smile The Most [Published Medical Daily - 1 hour ago]
The American Parkinson Disease Association Awar... [Published PRWeb - 5 hours ago]
Gov. Tom Corbett to make two stops in Johnstown... [Published WJAC TV - 5 hours ago]
When men drink, their smiles get more ‘contagious’ [Published Washington Post - 6 hours ago]
Team Will Use Brain Initiative Grant To Design ... [Published Noodls - 6 hours ago]
New Material Links Magnetism and Electrical Pro... [Published Overclockers Club - 7 hours ago]
Pitt gets $3.4M health training grant [Published Pittsburgh Business Times - 7 hours ago]
10 Public Colleges With the Cheapest Out-of-Sta... [Published US News & World Report - 8 hours ago]
Another excuse to have a drink! Alcohol makes m... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - 8 hours ago]
The medical roller coaster of Hepatis C treatment [Published KansasCity.com - 8 hours ago]
Study says hepatitis C will be a rare disease b... [Published KansasCity.com - 8 hours ago]
Alcohol makes men more likely to SMILE, study f... [Published Mail Online UK - 8 hours ago]
3 Crazy Cleanses [Published Shape.com - 8 hours ago]
Why drinking makes a smile more contagious amon... [Published Yahoo! Malaysia - 11 hours ago]
Why drinking makes a smile more contagious amon... [Published ProKerala.com - 11 hours ago]
Alcohol proven to spread smiles [Published Drinks Business - 11 hours ago]
Your Cooking Can Score Big With Right Ingredients [Published Winter Haven News Chief - 13 hours ago]
Ultrasound can accurately diagnose carpal tunnel [Published Medical Xpress - 13 hours ago]
Nationally Recognized Patient Safety Expert Ken... [Published Digital Journal - 13 hours ago]
Penn Hills school directors approve hiring of h... [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 15 hours ago]
Alcohol makes smiles more 'contagious,' but onl... [Published EurekAlert! - 16 hours ago]
Oakland college students get lessons on traffic... [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 17 hours ago]
Pitt wins federal grant to train public health ... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - 17 hours ago]
GVSU writers series brings local, international... [Published Grand Rapids Press - 20 hours ago]
New publisher takes over Northwest Herald [Published Northwest Herald - 22 hours ago]
Mooney remembers Traficant’s legacy [Published WKBN 27 First News - 23 hours ago]
Homewood Children’s Village announces leadershi... [Published New Pittsburgh Courier - Sep 29 2014]
Traficant buried today after private service [Published Vindy.com - Sep 29 2014]
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James Traficant, Convicted Ex-Congressman, Dies [Published TIME.com - Sep 27 2014]
CLEVELAND — James Traficant, the colorful Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from Congress since the Civil War, died Saturday. He was 73. Traficant was seriously injured Tuesday ...
James Traficant, Convicted Ex-Congressman, Dies [Published Swampland - Sep 27 2014]
CLEVELAND — James Traficant, the colorful Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from Congress since the Civil War, died Saturday. He was 73. Traficant was seriously injured Tuesday ...
James Traficant, Convicted Ex-Congressman, Dies [Published Real Clear Politics - TIME.com - Sep 27 2014]
CLEVELAND — James Traficant, the colorful Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from Congress since the Civil War, died Saturday. He was 73. Traficant was seriously injured Tuesday ...
City Coffers, Not Police Budgets, Hit Hard By t... [Published TAPPED - Sep 26 2014]
As the national conversation around racism and police brutality quickly fades—ramped up briefly in the wake of Michael Brown’s death—U.S. taxpayers remain stuck footing the bills for their local law enforcement’s aggressive behavior. This week alone, ...
Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Researchers Combine Mecha... [Published EON Manufacturing - Sep 23 2014]
PITTSBURGH--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--When the body forms new tissues during the healing process, cells must be able to communicate with each other. For years, scientists believed this communication happened primarily through chemical signaling. Now ...
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Pitt Public Health to Strengthen Public Health ... [Published GlobeNewswire: Advertising News - Sep 29 2014]
Pitt, UPMC Researchers Create New Vestibular Te... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Sep 10 2014]
UPMC-Developed Test Increases Odds of Correct S... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Jul 24 2014]
Stemline Therapeutics Announces FDA Acceptance ... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Apr 08 2014]
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