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August 25, 2016 News Headlines

Why One Neuroscientist Started Blasting His Core
Source: The Atlantic
August 24, 2016
… Peter Strick is not a professional tennis player. He’s a distinguished professor and chair of the department of neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute. …

Pitt medical researchers help shed light on organ rejection
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 24, 2016
… An international team of researchers, led by experts from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, published a study Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications that could offer insight into treating or preventing rejection. …

Pennsylvania's prescription database goes live today but may bring side effects
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 25, 2016
… Estimates suggest up to 15 percent of people with opioid prescriptions are abusing or selling the drugs, said internist Francis X. Solano Jr., a vice president at Downtown-based UPMC. …
Dale Earnhardt Jr. improving but still not ready to race

Dale Earnhardt Jr. improving but still not ready to race
Source: ESPN
August 24, 2016
… He is being treated by doctors at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program. He visited them Wednesday. …

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss races at Michigan, Darlington
Source: USA Today
August 24, 2016
… Earnhardt was not cleared to race at Michigan International Speedway this weekend or Darlington Raceway on Sept. 4 after being re-evaluated Wednesday at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program. …

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to miss at least two more races
Source: Associated Press via WDBJ-TV
August 25, 2016
… Earnhardt was evaluated by doctors at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program. …

Study: Friends, exes turn to cyberbullying
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 24, 2016
… CAPA, which houses students from 6th to 12th grade, works with UPMC in holding social media seminars at the school in an effort to teach kids how to safely use it. …

Picnic held in memory of Owen Galluzzo helps kids
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 24, 2016
… Owen also received support from Beads of Courage, based in Tucson, Ariz., which has programs at children's hospitals in several countries, including Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. …

How heroin crisis funding became a casualty of budget politics
Source: PublicSource via Observer-Reporter
August 24, 2016
… Additionally, the commission prioritized a $280,000 grant to the University of Pittsburgh to maintain its OverdoseFreePA data project and related efforts by the school to assist counties with evidence-based strategies to reduce overdoses. …

Diabetes Drug Helps Reduce Weight in Autistic Children
Source: Wheeling News-Register
August 24, 2016
… Other researchers involved in the study were from the University of Toronto, University of Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt University, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. …

Childhood ADHD and Adulthood Alcohol Problems: The Role of Emotional Impulsivity
Source: Psychiatry Advisor
August 24, 2016
… Investigators affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Chatham University in Pittsburgh, and Florida International University, showed that elevated levels of emotional impulsivity among children diagnosed with ADHD are associated with an increased risk for alcohol problems such as alcohol use disorder (AUD) in adulthood. …

Therapy for Metastatic Breast Cancer, Abemaciclib, Shows Promise in Phase 2 Study
Source: Breast Cancer News
August 24, 2016
… “Abemaciclib is a CDK 4/6 inhibitor,” Adam M. Brufsky, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, associate chief of hematology/oncology, and co-director of the comprehensive breast cancer center at the University of Pittsburgh, said in a news release. “It differs from palbociclib in that it really, predominately, inhibits CDK 4 and not 6.” …

Arc Flash: the Real Data Center Security Hazard is Just a Spark
Source: Data Center Knowledge
August 24, 2016
… An arc flash study could become at least as valuable to your data center as a vulnerability assessment or a penetration test, says Joe Furmanski, the veteran facilities director for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. …

St. Clair Hospital announces partnership with Mayo Clinic
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 24, 2016
… St. Clair has focused on achieving high marks in safety and patient satisfaction ratings in recent years as it competes with regional health systems UPMC and Allegheny Health Network. …

UPMC Altoona's Healthy Living Club schedule released
Source: WTAJ-TV
August 24, 2016
… UPMC Altoona’s Healthy Living Club has scheduled the following educational programs and screenings for September as a community service. …

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