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Volume 33 Issue 19

NASA device used for remote volcano monitoring >

May 31st, 2001

The first images generated by NASA's Advanced Space-borne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) show that the instrument is an ideal tool for remote volcanic monitoring, according to Pitt researcher Michael Ramsey. Ramsey, director of Pitt's Image Visualization and Infrared Spectroscopy laboratory and an associate professor of geology and planetary science, is part of a […]

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PNC Foundation grant supports innovative cancer research >

May 31st, 2001

Innovative research at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) will be supported through a grant from the PNC Foundation. The PNC Foundation Innovation Award consists of a $150,000 grant to be divided over three years and awarded to individual investigators or teams of investigators at UPCI, said Mia Hallett, vice president and manager of […]

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University part of new regional business accelerator project >

May 31st, 2001

Pitt and Redleaf Group, Inc., have announced plans to create a regional business accelerator called Oak Leaf Networks. Oak Leaf Networks, with support from a number of industry partners, will provide coaching, services, capital and infrastructure to emerging companies in southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. Oak Leaf Networks will target start-up companies focused on […]

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Pitt begins project establishing technology centers at churches >

May 31st, 2001

Pitt's Pennsylvania Service-Learning Alliance (PSLA) has launched the first in a network of Faith Tech Centers at Saint James Episcopal Church, Penn Hills. The project is expected to establish six Faith Tech Centers in Episcopal churches in southwestern Pennsylvania the first year and an additional six the following year. The partnership between PSLA and the […]

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Wearable device to monitor vital signs being tested here >

May 31st, 2001

Researchers at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) will begin a series of studies to test a new, wearable medical device that will allow them to monitor participants' vital signs as they go about their daily activities. SenseWear, developed by Pittsburgh-based BodyMedia, Inc., may offer a way to record and analyze everything from sleep patterns […]

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