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  1. Pollution from cars and factories 'may cause autism'Read the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | Scotsman.com

    ... in exhaust fumes, may also have an effect. The study was conducted by Dr Evelyn Talbott, of the University of Pittsburgh graduate school of public health, who said: "ASDs are a major public health problem, and their prevalence has increased ...

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  2. Pitt Receives $1 Million from Howard Hanna Family to Support Business StudentsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | PressReleasePoint

    A Pittsburgh Realtor who turned an initial $60 investment into one of the nation's largest real estate companies is the inspiration for a substantial gift to the university where he got his start in business. The Howard Hanna Family has provided a gift of $1 million to the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration to provide need-based financial support for graduate and undergraduate business students.

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  3. Stumped Doctor Ordered Cyanide Test on Dying WomanRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | ABC News

    ... in her kitchen just before midnight on April 17, 2013. Prosecutors contend Ferrante, a renowned University of Pittsburgh researcher who studied Lou Gehrig's disease, laced his wife's creatine energy drink with cyanide that he bought with a ...

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  4. Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Mental Help Net

    Children exposed to two air toxins -- chromium and styrene -- while in the womb and during the first two years of life may have increased odds of developing autism, according to a new study. Prenatal and early exposure to the highest amounts of chromium, a heavy metal, increased the risk for autism by 65 percent, said researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

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  5. Foundation Run by Kerry's Wife Funds Anti-Israel EateryRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | News Max

    ... Jon Rubin and a former student Dawn Weleski. When the kitchen hosted a panel discussion featuring University of Pittsburgh professor Ken Boas, chair of the board of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions-USA, controversy erupted. Boas has ...

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  6. Bangladesh war crimes convict dies in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Jurist

    ... by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, ...

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  7. Clues to genetics of congenital heart defects emerge from Down syndrome studyRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... of Medicine, with colleagues at Johns Hopkins University, Oregon Health Science University, and University of Pittsburgh, report results from the largest genetic study of congenital heart defects in individuals with Down syndrome in the journal ...

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  8. Director of Andy Warhol Museum Joins Artists' Legacy Foundation BoardRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Artforum Intl.

    Eric Shiner, the director of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, has joined the board of the Artists' Legacy Foundation in Oakland. Shiner has directed the Warhol Museum since 2011 and is also a writer, a contributing editor for Art AsiaPacific magazine, and an adjunct professor of art history at the University of Pittsburgh.

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  9. This little girl isn t taking any chances as she holds her nose closed.Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Philly.com

    Children exposed to two air toxins -- chromium and styrene -- while in the womb and during the first two years of life may have increased odds of developing autism, according to a new study. Prenatal and early exposure to the highest amounts of chromium, a heavy metal, increased the risk for autism by 65 percent, said researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

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  10. Howard Hanna family donates $1M to PittRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Business Journal

    The Howard Hanna Family has donated $1 million to the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration to provide need-based financial support for graduate and undergraduate business students. Two endowed scholarship funds will be established with the gift.

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  11. Video series / Pitt doctor sheds light on commonly asked Ebola questionsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Post-gazette.com

    As news about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and newly diagnosed cases in the U.S. evolves, the Post-Gazette recently interviewed a University of Pittsburgh expert with a history of studying the virus to answer a few commonly asked questions. In a series of short videos, Dr. Doug Reed, associated professor of immunology at the Center for Vaccine Research at the University of Pittsburgh, discusses topics such as Ebola symptoms, how the virus is transmitted and what medical professionals are doing to protect themselves as best as they can.

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  12. Air Pollution Autism Link Suggested in Pittsburgh StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | News Max

    Air pollution may cause autism disorders, suggests a new study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh. "Autism spectrum disorders are a major public health problem, and their prevalence has increased dramatically," Evelyn Talbott, study leader and professor of epidemiology at Pitt Public Health, said in a news release .

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  13. Advocacy group criticizes Netherlands for returning refugees to conflict areasRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Jurist

    ... by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, ...

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  14. Northwest Savings gives boost to dual enrollment programs at Pitt-BradfordRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | Bradford Today

    Northwest Savings Bank has made a $25,000 contribution to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford to provide tuition support for high school students in the region who are taking classes through the university's Bridges and College in the High School dual enrollment programs. This is the third year Northwest has taken advantage of the program to support Pitt-Bradford.

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  15. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center launches initiative to emphasize concussions are treatableRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Medical News Today

    At a time when the national concussion conversation instills fear and uncertainty among parents and athletes at all levels, the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program is working to change the current discussion where two powerful messages are lost: Concussions can be treated, and there are evidence-based therapies that result in full recoveries every day. In striving to shift the national discussion to one based in fact and research, UPMC and the Concussion Program are unveiling the online destination ReThinkConcussions.com as part of an initiative to raise awareness about scientifically proven treatments currently available.

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  16. $2.5M Endowment Connects SDSU to BrazilRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Patch.com

    ... research universities with significant ties to Brazil, including Brown, Columbia, Vanderbilt, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Curriculum building to add new undergraduate courses and graduate seminars ...

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  17. Ex-Nats exec joins D-Backs as assistant GMRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

    ... 34, earned a bachelor of science degree with a double major in mathematics and statistics from the University of Pittsburgh, but he said he doesn't consider himself an "analytics guy." Still, he helped the Nationals overhaul their analytics ...

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  18. Eagles go down fighting vs. CardinalsRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Salem News

    ... (15-3-1) got on the board in the first minute of the game on a Brooke Overly goal on an assist from University of Pittsburgh recruit and senior forward Julie Vazquez. Mooney dictated the vast majority of the possession the rest of the half and was ...

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  19. Pitt revises handling of intellectual property rights dealRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Post-gazette.com

    The University of Pittsburgh is revising its approach to a controversial intellectual property rights agreement it told employees they must sign and plans to offer more options about the timing of when those rights are assigned. Pitt spokesman Ken Service said specifics won't be available until Monday about proposed changes to the agreement.

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  20. Trial starts for Pittsburgh professor accused of poisoning wifeRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

    The trial of a Pittsburgh professor charged with poisoning his physician wife began on Thursday with a prosecutor saying the suspect had been one phone call away from "the perfect murder." Dr. Robert Ferrante, 66, who taught neurological surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, faces a homicide charge in the death of his wife, Autumn Klein, 41. Ferrante is accused of using cyanide to poison his wife on April 17, 2013.

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