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Volume 34 Issue 9

New start-up firm focuses on muscle-derived stem cells >

January 10th, 2002

Pitt and Cook Group Inc., of Bloomington, Ind., are collaborating on potential uses for adult stem cells in treating disease. Through Pitt's Office of Technology Management (OTM), the Pittsburgh-based company, Cook MyoSite, has licensed technologies related to stem cells derived from adult muscle tissue. These muscle-derived stem cells have the ability to repair diseased or […]

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Pitt research helping to develop CAD tools >

January 10th, 2002

A new research effort to develop the next generation of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools — incorporating electronic circuitry, photonics and micromechanical components on the same chip — is underway at Pitt. The program is supported by a $2 million grant from the Micro-Systems Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and a $630,000 […]

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SHRS to study wheelchair safety in motor vehicles >

January 10th, 2002

Pitt's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) last month received a five-year $4.5 million grant from the federal government to study ways to make motor vehicle travel safer for the estimated 1.7 million wheelchair users in the United States. Researchers will develop ways to make traveling by automobile, van, mini-van and most forms of […]

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Minority health summit begins today >

January 10th, 2002

Minority health leaders and scholars from around the United States will convene here today and tomorrow for the Pitt Center for Minority Health's second annual summit on eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities. The 2002 theme is "The Impact of Discrimination on Health Status." The two-day summit will be held at the University Club. During […]

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Marathon training seminars start Jan. 12 >

January 10th, 2002

To help runners of all levels with their preparation for the 2002 UPMC Health System/City of Pittsburgh Marathon on May 5, New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. will present UPMC's annual free training seminar series. The first seminar will be from 10 a.m.-noon on Jan. 12, in the LHAS auditorium, UPMC Montefiore. Following the seminar, from […]

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Clarification >

January 10th, 2002

The Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize has been awarded to the manuscript "A Defense of Poetry" by Gabriel Gudding. The University of Pittsburgh Press provided an incorrect title for publication in the Nov. 21 issue of the University Times.

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