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3 hrs ago | CBS Local

1 Hurt After Crash Involving SEPTA Trolley

One person was taken to the hospital following a crash involving a Route 36 SEPTA Trolley early Saturday morning in Southwest Philadelphia.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

6 hrs ago | Art Daily

The Museum of Biblical Art appoints new museum leadership

The Museum of Biblical Art announces new appointments and promotions across the Museum, reflecting the growth and development of the institution under the leadership of Richard P. Townsend, who joined MOBIA as Director in the fall of 2013.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, University of Chicago

10 hrs ago | Mental Help Net

Factors ID'd for Late Hospice Admission for Cancer Patients

For patients with cancer, factors associated with late admission to hospice have been identified, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology .


Related Topix: Medicine, Palliative Care, Oncology

13 hrs ago | NBC Philadelphia

New Philly Grads Get $150K for Special Projects

The University of Pennsylvania recently launched the President's Engagement Prizes, which will allow students to obtain up to $150,000 to take on local, national or global engagement projects the first year after they graduate.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

17 hrs ago | HON

Drug Gives 'New Hope' Against Heart Failure, Expert Says

In a head-to-head comparison, an experimental drug was more effective than standard treatment at preventing deaths and hospitalizations in heart failure patients.


Related Topix: Vasotec, Enalapril (generic), Medicine, Pennsylvania

17 hrs ago |

New heart failure drug cuts risk by a fifth

In a huge international study, an experimental drug for heart failure worked dramatically better than the current backbone of treatment, paving the way for the biggest therapeutic advance in decades.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cardiology, Jessup, PA

21 hrs ago | The Detroit News

Detroit may sweeten bankruptcy deal with real estate to persuade creditor to settle

No assets are off the table in 11th-hour talks with bond insurer Syncora Guarantee Inc. and other parties, except for the Detroit Institute of Arts collection.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Detroit, MI

Yesterday |

Death becomes him: Dr. David Casarett

LIKE THE BOY in "The Sixth Sense," Dr. David Casarett spends a lot of time seeing dead people.


Fri Aug 29, 2014

Man shot six times in West Philadelphia

Police said three unknown men opened fire on the 49-year-old victim shortly after 2 p.m. on the 5000 block of Haverford Avenue.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA

The Washington Post

More workers, better government

John J. DiIulio Jr., a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the National Academy of Public Administration, served as the first director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives under President George W. Bush.


Related Topix: George Bush, W., Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Opinion

Cape Gazette

First Delaware Arts Alliance Conference Oct. 3 in Dover

Guillermina Gonzalez, executive director of the Delaware Arts Alliance, announced that DAA will hold its first arts advocacy conference, DEArts Lab: Standing Room Only: Face to Face with the Digital Divide, in collaboration with the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, and the Delaware Art Education Association Friday, Oct. 3, at the ... (more)


Related Topix: Dover, DE, Delaware State University, University of Delaware

Christian Science Monitor

No supermarkets, so 130 community gardens help to feed a city

Although Mike Devlin was trained as a lawyer, his love for gardening led him down an unexpected career path.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Philadelphia, PA, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science


Dinosaur Nest And Young 'Babysitter' Fossilized...

Image Caption: The remains of 25 dinosaurs were found in a single rock slab from northeastern China.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology

Medical News Today

Animal study reduces harmful accumulation of proteins in lysosomal storage disease

Treating the rare disease MPS I is a challenge. MPS I, caused by the deficiency of a key enzyme called IDUA, eventually leads to the abnormal accumulation of certain molecules and cell death.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Health

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Pocono Record

ESU faculty news: Professor presents works in clay -

Joni Oye-Benintende, associate professor and chair of art at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, presented her works in clay at the AFA Art Gallery in Scranton, Pa.


Related Topix: East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, Scranton, PA, Bushkill, PA

Keystone Oaks hires principal for Dormont Elementary

The Keystone Oaks school board unanimously voted Thursday to appoint Brian Werner as principal of Dormont Elementary School at a salary of $92,000 per year.


Related Topix: Dormont, PA, Education Etc.

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton

A report on a problematic execution in Oklahoma shows lethal drugs caused the inmate to die, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him.


Related Topix: Prison, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Bobby Jindal, US Governors

Philly museum to display ancient human skeleton

The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton that was recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum storage room.


Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Anthropology

CBS Local

Penn Museum To Display Ancient Human Skeleton

The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton that was recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum storage room .


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science

WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Coupons for discounted drug, alcohol-related offenses offered in IUP coupon book

As Indiana University of Pennsylvania administrators spend a great deal of time and money in an attempt to change the university's "party school" image, a coupon book handed out on campus is offering discounted legal services for drug or alcohol-related offenses.


Related Topix: Indiana, PA