Among scientific researchers, you’re in the zone if you can create something that falls into what is known as Pasteur’s Quadrant. Back when the National Academy of Science was getting organized, its president, Vannevar Bush, developed a methodology for allocating federal funding by classifying research as either basic or applied.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading To boldly go
The year is 2020. You’re driving home from work, listening to your favorite satellite radio station. An announcer interrupts with breaking news: Smallpox has broken out in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of patients are flooding hospitals, with untold more infected. The public is panicked. Local officials are scrambling to maintain control.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading UPMC vies to become the nation’s vaccine center
Graham Hatfull, Ph.D., is clearly pleased when presented with a film canister brimming with soil dug from a Penn Hills back yard. Common, every day dirt.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading A Pitt professor finds that the answer to our smallest enemy may be in our backyards
For five years, Chet Mathis, fellow University of Pittsburgh scientist Dr. Bill Klunk and a team of chemists designed hundreds of chemical compounds looking for one that would open the door to the discovery of a drug capable of taming Alzheimer’s disease.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Is a cure for Alzheimer’s disease around the corner?
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