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MAR 29, 2015 - MSNBC

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Is it OK to eat moldy food?

You’re famished for a bit of cheese, but you notice a blue spot on the chunk of cheddar in your fridge. Is it OK to slice off the bad part and eat the rest?For many foods it actually is OK to just cut away the mold and eat the rest, says Leslie Bonci, director of sports nutrition at the Center ...

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MAR 26, 2015 - Health Canal

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Pitt Team Identifies Genes that Play Critical Role in the Development of Congenital Heart Disease

PITTSBURGH – Fetal ultrasound exams on more than 87,000 mice that were exposed to chemicals that can induce random gene mutations enabled developmental biologists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine to identify mutations associated with congenital heart disease in 61 genes, many not previously known to cause the disease. The study, published online today in Nature, indicates that ...

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MAR 25, 2015 - Washington Times

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Neil Alexander, Live Like Lou founder, dead of ALS at 49

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A financial planner who worked with the University of Pittsburgh to create the Live Like Lou Center for ALS Research, has died of the disease he fought to cure. Neil Alexander was 49. Alexander died Tuesday, the Live Like Lou Center said. The center was formed last ...

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MAR 20, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Concussion Experts Pick Apart The Myth That Cycling Is More Dangerous Than Football

The idea that bicycling might be more dangerous than football crept back into the national consciousness this week after an NFL-affiliated doctor named Joseph Maroon suggested as much during an appearance on the NFL Network. “It’s much more dangerous riding a bike or a skateboard than playing youth football,” said Maroon, who is a consultant to the NFL’s Head, Neck ...

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MAR 16, 2015 - Washington Times

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UPMC, Pitt, Carnegie Mellon to work on medical data sharing

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center plans to partner with Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University to collect and analyze patient health care data and, hopefully, use that information to create ways to better treat some illnesses. The Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance was announced Monday in hopes it ...

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