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The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded on the edge of the American frontier as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787, and evolved into the Western University of Pennsylvania by alteration of its charter in 1819. After surviving two devastating fires and various relocations within the area, the school moved to its current location in the Oakland neighborhood of the city and was renamed to the University of Pittsburgh in 1908. For most of its history Pitt was a private institution, until it became part of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education in 1966.

The university comprises 17 undergraduate and graduate schools and colleges located at its urban Pittsburgh campus, home to the university’s central administration and 28,766 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The university also includes four additional undergraduate schools located at campuses within Western Pennsylvania: Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville. The 132-acre Pittsburgh campus comprises multiple historic buildings of the Schenley Farms Historic District, most notably its 42-story gothic revival centerpiece, the Cathedral of Learning. The campus is situated adjacent to the flagship medical facilities of its closely affiliated University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), as well as the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Schenley Park, and Carnegie Mellon University.


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Para ajudar crianças a comer alimentos mais saudáveis, os pais devem fazer o mesmo, diz pesquisa

Sem saber se os filhos comerão os alimentos saudáveis colocados em seus pratos, os pais podem preparar um prato menos saudável para si mesmos e servir de alternativa para as crianças
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Cancer often requires more than one treatment − an oncologist explains why some patients like Kate Middleton receive both chemotherapy and surgery

There are many approaches to treating cancer. Which ones work best is determined on an individual basis and informed by each tumor.
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Why are so many robots white?

Humanoid robots tend to be white or resemble white people. Here’s why this is a problem and what social scientists, designers and engineers can do about it.
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Why do people have wisdom teeth?

Two dental experts explain that these furthest-back molars may be a not-so-necessary leftover from early human evolution.
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FDA’s latest warnings about eye drop contamination put consumers on edge − a team of infectious disease experts explain the risks

A bacterial contamination of the work environment at facilities that produce eye drops can lead to severe infections and even death, as was the case earlier in 2023.
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Projeto Passados Presentes: Apuração do envolvimento do Banco do Brasil é só parte do processo de reparação histórica da escravidão

Recente ação do MP, que notificou o Banco do Brasil para apurar o envolvimento do banco no tráfico de escravos, reaqueceu o debate público sobre reparação e o passado escravista brasileiro.
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FDA advisory panel’s conclusion that oral phenylephrine is ineffective means consumers need to think twice when buying cold and flu meds

If phenylephrine works no better than a placebo, then what else might help with colds and flu?


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