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Headlines & Highlights

Dietrich School Biologists Explain How the Jumping Spider Sees the Spectrum
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They’re about a half-centimeter long and have superb visual acuity. They can also see in full color through the use of a red filter in their two primary eyes, says a new paper from Nathan Morehouse, assistant professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Biological Sciences, on the Habronattus pyrrithrix jumping spider.
Proposals Invited for Pitt Innovation Challenge 2015: Healthy Lives Matter Beginning to End
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Do you have an idea for how we can enhance health by bridging factors that impact different life stages? The 3rd Pitt Innovation Challenge invites solutions that span a broad spectrum of health. Innovative solutions could be interventions, provider or patient tools, community programs, or any other approach that should include a linkage between at least two life stages.
Dietrich School Physics and Astronomy Professor Leads Team in Discovering "Swing Dancing" Electrons
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A research team led by the Dietrich School’s Jeremy Levy has discovered electrons that can “swing dance.” This unique electronic behavior can potentially lead to new families of quantum devices.
Dietrich School Chemist Leads Team in Creating Light Tool for Gene Editing
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Scientists have been manipulating genes for a while. The Dietrich School's Alexander Deiters just found a way to control the process with higher precision. By using light. Deiters and his group are the first to achieve this. The resulting paper was recently published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.