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MAY 21, 2015 - Health Canal

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Fine Particulate Air Pollution Associated with Increased Risk of Childhood Autism

PITTSBURGH – Exposure to fine particulate air pollution during pregnancy through the first two years of a child’s life may be associated with an increased risk of the child developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a condition that affects one in 68 children, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigation of children in southwestern Pennsylvania.

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MAY 21, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Your Keurig Machine May Be Covered In Bacteria And Mold

Your Keurig coffee machine may be a bacteria breeding ground, according to a recent test performed by CBS stations in Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Chicago. The news outlets swabbed the various parts of 29 Keurig coffee makers, sending samples to a lab to be analyzed. One swab from a machine in Pittsburgh contained 4.6 million colonies of bacteria and mold, and ...

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MAY 12, 2015 - The Independent

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The cutting edge of prosthetics: How researchers are trying to give back the ability to feel

In 2012, Jan Scheuermann ate the most satisfying bite of chocolate of her life. A decade earlier, Scheuermann was diagnosed with spinocerebellar degeneration, a progressive disease that confined her to a wheelchair, paralysed from the neck down. At age 53, she volunteered for a study through the University of Pittsburgh that would allow her to operate a prosthetic arm using ...

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MAY 06, 2015 - Health Canal

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Accelerated Brain Aging in Type 1 Diabetes Related to Cognitive Complications

PITTSBURGH – The brains of people with type 1 diabetes show signs of accelerated aging that correlate with slower information processing, according to research led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

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MAY 06, 2015 - Health Canal

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Pitt Team Follows the Zinc to Uncover Brain Pathway that Fine-Tunes Neural Signaling

PITTSBURGH – A study team led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine who used specially developed technologies to “follow the zinc” have uncovered a previously unknown pathway the brain uses to fine-tune neural signaling—and that may play a role in Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

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