The virus is hearty, robust and everywhere: on our skin, our fingertips, our countertops. Most of us can fight it off. But certain strains can lead to chronic infections and later cancer for an estimated 25,000 American men and women. The human papillomavirus (HPV) has long been known as the major cause of…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sidebar Title Beyond the physical symptoms
  • Sidebar Content Block Since 2006, more the 80 million HPV vaccine doses have been given in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. No serious side effects have been found.
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
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