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Pitt lacks resources to develop Ebola vaccine

Pitt lacks resources to develop Ebola vaccine

By Jesseca Muslin / Staff Writer

October 1, 2014

As Ebola continues to spread through African countries, and now, with one case confirmed in the United States, many people have expressed worry that the virus will find its way to their cities and towns.But, according to experts, it’s unlikely the disease will have similar effects in the United States...

Pitt developing MERS vaccine

Pitt developing MERS vaccine

By MCT Campus

September 28, 2014

Pitt researchers are collaborating with others around the world on a vaccine for the MERS virus.

Pitt researchers develop vaccine to fight respiratory virus

Pitt researchers develop vaccine to fight respiratory virus

By Anjana Murali / Staff Writer

September 28, 2014

Pitt researchers developed a new vaccine that protects mice, and, hopefully, camels, against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, a viral respiratory illness spreading across the Middle East.With enough funding, researchers hope to eventually find a vaccine to protect humans from the disease.  “In May 2013,...

Research on the rover

Research on the rover

By Courtesy of NASA

September 24, 2014

A Pitt professor's research will be landing on Mars in 2020. 

Professor’s research goes galactic

Professor's research goes galactic

By Kat Prosachik / Staff Writer

September 24, 2014

Sanford Asher will watch the technology he developed blast off to Mars in 2020.The products of Asher’s research, which he conducted at Pitt where he is a distinguished professor of chemistry, is set to board NASA’s next Mars rover as a component of SHERLOC (Scanning Habitable Environments with R...

Spoon with a stranger: App connects cuddlers

By Emma Solak / Staff Writer

September 24, 2014

If you’ve ever wanted to spoon with an absolute stranger, now you can. Cuddlr, similar to other location-based social meeting apps like Tinder and Grindr, can connect strangers looking for a little TLC.According to the app’s website, Cuddlrapp.com, it gives users a list of the closest prospective ...

Working with words: Students earn cash through blogging

Working with words: Students earn cash through blogging

By Conor McAteer / Staff Writer

September 12, 2014

When Aditya Thawardas began reading TalkAndroid, he didn’t think he would become one of its writers. But since April 2013, Thawardas has been writing for the blog, which focuses on the Android operating system and phone market.  “It’s not like a normal job where you go in and have hours,” T...

Manicure with a mission: College students develop nail polish to detect date rape drugs

By Jesseca Muslin / Staff Writer

September 10, 2014

Most women have heard the warnings: “Don’t take drinks from strangers,” or “Don’t leave your drink unattended at a party.” Now, a new product may inspire an additional piece of advice: “Don’t forget to paint your nails.”Four college students from North Carolina State University create...

CMU and Pitt researchers

CMU and Pitt researchers

By Courtesy of a University release

September 3, 2014

From left: Researchers Aaron Batista, Patrick T. Sadtler and Byron M. Yu collaborated on the study that could reveal new information about the brain.

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