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When it Comes to Regrowing Tails, Neural Stem Cells Are the Key

It’s a longstanding mystery why salamanders can perfectly regenerate their tails whereas lizard tails grow back all wrong. By transplanting neural stem cells between species, Pitt researchers have discovered that the lizard’s native stem cells...
10-Aug-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Marine Mammals Lack Functional Gene To Defend Against Popular Pesticide

As marine mammals evolved to make water their primary habitat, they lost the ability to make a protein that defends humans and other land-dwelling mammals from the neurotoxic effects of a popular man-made pesticide.
5-Aug-2018 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UPMC Presbyterian Named Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital has been designated an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA).
7-Aug-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Caregiving Research, Education and Policy Center to Launch

Caregiving resource will bring together decades of ongoing multidisciplinary research.
26-Jul-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Giving Plasma to Trauma Patients with Severe Bleeding During Air Transport Saves Lives

Two units of plasma given in a medical helicopter on the way to the hospital could increase the odds of traumatically injured patients with severe bleeding surviving by 10 percent, according to the results of a national clinical trial.
20-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Parkinson’s Treatments Being Developed Could Benefit Most People with the Disease

A gene linked to 3 to 4 percent of people with Parkinson’s disease could play an important role in most, if not all, people with the disease, according to a new study. The findings suggest that treatments being developed for this small group of...
22-Jul-2018 7:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pediatric Sepsis Care Within an Hour Decreases Chance of Death, Largest Ever Analysis Finds

More than one in 10 children hospitalized with sepsis die, but when a series of clinical treatments and tests is completed within an hour of its detection, the chances of survival increase considerably.
19-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Good Cholesterol’ May Not Always be Good for Postmenopausal Women

Postmenopausal factors may have an impact on the heart-protective qualities of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) – also known as ‘good cholesterol.’ The findings bring into question the current use of total HDL cholesterol to predict heart...
17-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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