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Oysters in the acidifying ocean

December 2, 2011
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Gary Dickinson is investigating how shellfish are affected by ocean acidification, the so-called ‘evil twin’ of global warming, but to hear about his work I had to visit my dentist. That’s because my dentist’s office is alarmingly close to where Gary works, embedded amongst the tissue engineers at the Department of Oral Biology in Pitt’s […]

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Getting Down with DNA at Assemble

November 14, 2011
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DNA Party Poster

Pittsburghers!  Ever want to rub elbows with world class scientists without needing an advanced degree to  get past small talk?  Do you ever wonder what else there could be to learn about DNA?  Do you want your kids to see DNA up close? Then, just for you, there is a fantastic event at the art […]

Modeling Contagion

November 9, 2011
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Image Credit: Anna Tanczos. Wellcome Images. This digital graphic of the H1N1 virus particle shows the viral surface proteins hemagglutinin (H) and neuraminidase (N) in red and yellow, respectively. The genetic material that lies at the center of the H1N1 particle is single-stranded RNA, shown in purple.

Many of you have probably come across the recent Steven Soderbergh thriller, Contagion, complete with an all-star cast of Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Jude Law and Lawrence Fishburne, furiously racing against time to beat a novel viral pandemic that transmits alarmingly fast! The trailer for Contagion got me really excited – here was a film […]

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Scitech is here! And ChemStars are coming!

November 8, 2011
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Do you know someone in middle school or high school who likes science?  Enjoys doing hands on activities?  Wants to know more about careers in science? Then there are two events at the Carnegie Science Center you should tell them about.  The first is Scitech, an annual event highlighting Pittsburgh’s strengths in science and technology, […]

Science Book Club: Future Fysiks

October 27, 2011
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Captain Future

One of the great things about book clubs is having a motivation to break out of your old reading habits.  For example, I love science and I love books. So it’s no surprise that I read a lot of books about science. But all those pesky years of training in biology have left me with […]

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