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Volume 29 Issue 20

Symposium celebrates national designation of Parkinson's center >

June 12th, 1997

In 1817, British physician James Parkinson published a paper describing what he called "the shaking palsy" and what later became known as Parkinson's disease — a slow-developing but irreversible degeneration of nerve cells in the part of the brain that controls muscle movements. In the early 1960s, researchers finally identified the fundamental defect behind the […]

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Alzheimer's & Parkinson's: A link? >

June 12th, 1997

Parkinson's disease is a neurological disor- der that progressively robs people of control over their movements. In the majority of cases, it doesn't affect thinking or memory. Alzheimer's disease is likewise a progressive neurological disorder. But normally it takes away its victims' memories and thinking powers without impairing their motor skills. And yet… "It turns […]

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Bradford campus names VP for Business >

June 12th, 1997

Linda Hendy, executive director of auxiliary operations at Utah State University, has been named vice president of Business Affairs at Pitt's Bradford campus (UPB). She will assume her post July 10. At UPB, Hendy will be responsible for managing the bookstore, food services, housing, student center financial operations, the University Inn, and UPB's licensing and […]

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UPT physical therapy assistant program accredited >

June 12th, 1997

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) hasgranted accreditation to the physical therapist assistant (PTA) program at Pitt's Titusville campus (UPT). APTA ccreditation is required before a school's graduates can sit for the state licensing examination. UPT admitted its first PTA class in 1995 and recently graduated […]

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UPG administrator helps to revive the story of his war-torn Italian hometown >

June 12th, 1997

The first house to go was that of the miller, Vincenzo Martinelli. As the villagers watched from the opposite side of the Aventino River, the house shook for the briefest of instants, and then disappeared in a deafening roar of dust and smoke. Vincenzo, a prisoner of war in some distant land, did not witness […]

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Center focuses on global change's health effects >

June 12th, 1997

Researchers estimate that the Earth's mean temperature will rise anywhere from 1.8 to 4.5 degrees Fahrenheit over the next 50-100 years. Although those figures may not seem like very much, such a change is enough to upset ecosystems balances and potentially affect the health of humans, according to H. Gregg Claycamp, associate professor of environmental […]

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