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Volume 39 Issue 9

High oil prices prompt UPB to resurrect petroleum tech program >

January 11th, 2007

Pennsylvania may not be the first place to come to mind when one thinks of oil wells, but the state’s oil industry — born with the drilling of the first well in Titusville in 1859 — has jobs to fill thanks to high oil and gas prices. According to the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Association […]

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Pitt researchers prevent diabetes in mice >

January 11th, 2007

Pitt researchers have prevented type 1 diabetes in mice, research that may have significant implications for the prevention of the disease in humans. Type 1 diabetes (also known as juvenile diabetes) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, causing elevated blood sugar levels that can damage organs or […]

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Pitt, CMU launch joint PhD program >

January 11th, 2007

Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University are launching a joint doctoral degree program in structural biology and biophysics. Structural biologists use powerful, highly sophisticated technologies, such as x-ray crystallography, electron microscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, to reveal the three-dimensional structure of proteins and other molecules. Biophysicists apply physics principles along with mathematical models and […]

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Dental school honored for clinic's work >

January 11th, 2007

Pitt’s School of Dental Medicine recently received Excellence in Organization Activity recognition from Achieva. Achieva is a non-profit group within a family of organizations that collectively comprises western Pennsylvania’s largest provider of comprehensive services and support for persons with disabilities and their families. The School of Dental Medicine was chosen for the honor specifically for […]

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Greensburg gets $2 million grant >

January 11th, 2007

The Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation has awarded Pitt-Greensburg $2 million, the largest gift in the regional campus’s history. The money will help fund an addition to McKenna Hall, the campus computer center. The Richard King Mellon Foundation and the Timken Foundation of Canton also have contributed to this project. The Mellon Foundation has given $500,000, […]

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