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UPMC to build invest $200M in immunology center in Pittsburgh (Video) - Pittsburgh Business Times


Pittsburgh Business Times
UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh announced Tuesday a new center for immunology, cancer treatment and aging that will be the vanguard of a new bio-innovation center. The UPMC Immune Transplant and Therapy Center will be part of a redesigned eight ...
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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The Rockefeller University » Günter Blobel, a Nobel laureate who ... - The Rockefeller University Newswire


The Rockefeller University Newswire
Günter Blobel, a Nobel Prize-winning Rockefeller biologist who discovered the mechanisms by which proteins are targeted for delivery to specific locations within cells, died February 18 at 81. Blobel joined the Rockefeller faculty 51 years ago; he was ...
New York Times

Novel mechanism linking changes in mitochondria to cancer cell death - Science Daily


Science Daily
The findings, published in Nature Cell Biology, demonstrate that the enzyme RIPK1 decreases the number of mitochondria in a cell. This loss of mitochondria leads to oxidative stress that can potentially kill cancer cells, though researchers speculate ...

New York Times: Rachel Carson Dies of Cancer; Silent Spring Author Was 56

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1964 obituary. Free registration required.

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Discusses the controversy spawned by the publication of "Silent Spring."

Capitalism Magazine: Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Environmentalist Mythology Killing Us Softly
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Article blames Carson's "mythology" about DDT for unnecessary deaths from diseases that DDT was once used to fight.

Frontline: Silent Spring Revisited
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Discusses how supporters and critics assess Carson's influential book. From the Web site of the PBS TV series Frontline.

Reason Online:
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Finds the legacy of the book "troubling," particularly in regard to carcinogenic effects of pesticides.

National Resources Defense Council: The Story of
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The positive influence of "Silent Spring."

Rachel Carson
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Her life and legacy. Includes biography, bibliography and Web links.

Rachel Carson
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Al Gore's introduction to the 1994 edition of "Silent Spring."

The New York Times: Genetics
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Collection of articles assembled to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of DNA. Topics include history, recent developments, ethical concerns and other issues related to the genetic revolution, and the role of the news media in science.

New York Times: There's Poison All Around Us Now
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Review of "Silent Spring."

New York Times: Obituary
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Reports Carson's death in 1964.