NOTE [701 KB]
Fainting may point toward more serious conditions.
BioMedical Security Institute established.
An ABC health correspondent cant deny her lineage.
Students catch the research bug
despite the mosquitoes.
Mysteries of a vital cellular process,
now appearing in 3-D.
When every second counts.
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Keeping people healthy at a ripened age.
Dr. Rogerss neighborhood.
Some begin med school sure
the MD life is meant for them;
others think, Have I lost my mind?
NEWS [508 KB]
Angioplasty in Myanmar.
Carol Shields explores black silences.
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with a rare disease known as XP don’t go outside until after the sun
sets. These kids have put DNA’s intricate repair mechanisms in a new
light. (Photo: StockTrek for Photodisc.)
Life at a new transplant center in Sicily is like a start-upa successful
one. What students get from rotations there is more valuable than any
BY ROBERT MENDELSON
The Oval Wave [864
Stewart Sell wanted some answers, so he turned to an assay developed by
his sophomore microbiology professor at Pitt. The results helped lead
to his spending the next several years challenging conventional wisdom
about the root of liver cancer.
BY REBECCA SKLOOT
Cowboys [456 KB]
Its a good thing that the late Niels Jerne, Nobel prize winner and
former Pitt prof, didnt let bed bugs or James Watson deter him.
Some say the task of describing the biology of the immune response for
the past few decades has been a matter of refining his ideas.
DNA requires constant tinkering to stay in smooth running condition. When
its maintenance contract wears out, theres trouble.
COVER STORY BY EDWIN KIESTER