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Pitt researchers develop first THC breathalyzer

Driving skills can be negatively impacted while under the influence of THC.

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

August 29, 2019

Researchers from the chemistry department’s Star Lab and Swanson’s electrical and computer engineering department worked together to develop the prototype.

Researcher sues Pitt for wrongful termination following alleged monkey escape

A lawsuit filed in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas alleges a Pitt researcher was fired after she reported safety violations. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By Salina Pressimone and John Hamilton | The Pitt News Staff

January 31, 2018

A former Pitt researcher is suing the University of Pittsburgh, alleging she was wrongfully terminated after reporting the escapes of an infected lab monkey and rabbit in 2016. In a lawsuit filed Jan. 15, 2018, in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, Kelly Stefano Cole — a former immunolo...

Pitt researchers identify new cancer risks in chromosomes

Scientists have determined that telomeres — the pink caps in this photo — may be associated with cancer risk. Creative Commons

By Rose Luder / Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

Scientists have identified a new cancer risk associated with chromosomes, according to a 22-year-long study from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Jian-Min Yuan — a professor in Pitt’s School of Public Health, a physician and researcher — conducted research indicating that the length of telomeres ...

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