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A young bride-to-be, paralyzed after making a leap off an overpass on Interstate 79, is undergoing intense rehab to be able to walk down the aisle for her fall wedding.February 20, 2012 is a date Alissa Boyle will never forget.It was two days after she became engaged to her fianc Nathan, and the day she became paralyzed."We were driving down the highway. There was a guy in the left lane ...
A woman was arrested Tuesday night in East Huntingdon Township after police said she tried to run over another woman with her vehicle.According to police, Danielle Falcon tried to run over Katelin Hiltabidel with her Ford Explorer on Buckeye Tram Road about 8 p.m.Few other details about the incident have been released.Investigators said Falcon is facing several charges, including criminal ...
A construction worker was injured Wednesday afternoon in an accident on Pittsburgh's North Side.The worker, whose name hasn't been released, was pinned between a steel beam and a piece of equipment.Emergency crews said the man was rescued about 12:15 p.m. and taken to an area hospital. His condition has not been released.No other details about the accident have been ...
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An Ohio mother was arrested after police said she left her 9-month-old and 3-year-old children at home for 12 hours strapped to their car seats.According to police, Kacee Moser had to go to work and didn't have anyone to babysit her children, so she came up with an illegal alternative.Police in Beaver Township said Moser strapped the children to their car seats and left them inside the ...
A member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard has sued Target Corp., saying he was wrongly fired from one of the chain's Pittsburgh-area stores for violating its "no call, no-show" policy while he was on a two-week training assignment in Virginia.Andrew Lanier claims in his federal lawsuit that he told his supervisors about the training duty in late October 2011.But Lanier said ...
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To those fans who are upset about the NFL's recently announced change to its bag policy, Steelers President Art Rooney II wants you to know that he's listening.The change, announced on June 13 and set to be implemented starting with preseason games in 2013, allows for each fan to being in one clear plastic or vinyl or PVC bag that cannot exceed 12-inches-by-6-inches-by-12 inches. In ...
ELKINS, W.Va. -; A West Virginia man has been indicted on charges he threatened to kill President Barack Obama and the first family in a letter filled with profanity and racial ...
Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
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Chemists at the University of Pittsburgh have demonstrated a sensor technology that could significantly simplify the diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes through breath analysis alone.
Even before blood tests are administered, those with diabetes often recognize the condition's symptoms through their breath acetone-a characteristic "fruity" odor that increases significantly with high glucose levels.
The Pitt team was interested in this biomarker as a possible diagnostic tool.
"Once patients are diagnosed with diabetes, they have to monitor their condition for the rest of their lives," said Alexander Star, principal investigator of the project and Pitt associate professor of chemistry.
"Current monitoring devices are mostly based on blood glucose analysis, so the development of alternative devices that are noninvasive, inexpensive, and provide easy-to-use breath analysis could completely change the paradigm of self-monitoring diabetes," he noted.
Together with his colleagues-Dan Sorescu, a research physicist at the National Energy Technology Laboratory, and Mengning Ding, a Pitt graduate student studying chemistry-Star used what's called a "sol-gel approach," a method for using small molecules (often on a nanoscale level) to produce solid ma
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