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Why You Should Talk to Strangers (and Why 'Stranger Danger' Is a Sham)

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People can go to great lengths to avoid speaking with each other. On the train, in a museum, or waiting in line at the grocery store, we often retreat inward, keeping our faces buried in books or screens. As a result, many people tend to drift through their solitary days unaware of the benefits that random—and even…

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Jian’s Kitchen offers a tour of harder to find Chinese cuisines in Pittsburgh

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In Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood, Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine options abound, from Everyday Noodles and Taiwanese Bistro Cafe 33’s more subtle and lighter Taiwanese options to Sichuan Gourmet and Chengdu Gourmet’s spicier Sichuanese cuisines. Although Northeastern Kitchen, which specialized in Dongbei cuisine, closed in late 2020, Jian’s Kitchen has since taken over the location and continues to offer Dongbei, or Northeastern, cuisine in addition to a variety of cuisines from throughout China that Pittsburgh diners might not know about.…

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Shadyside-Squirrel Hill Project Network to have Series of Public Meetings

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Image shows a map of Shadyside and Squirrel Hill and the locations of each project.

Learn about the “cluster” of projects at these upcoming Public Meetings

As part of the MoveForwardPGH program, the City’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) is planning a “cluster” of bicycling improvements within Shadyside and Squirrel Hill to create less stressful biking and walking connectivity within and through the neighborhoods.

The neighborhoods of Shadyside, Oakland, Squirrel Hill and Bloomfield have some of the highest rates of bicycling in the City of Pittsburgh. While bike infrastructure exists in places, it is disconnected or ends abruptly. Improvements along this cluster of streets, identified in the City’s Bike(+) Plan, will help address these gaps in the network.

DOMI hopes to achieve safer, more comfortable streets for all users through these proposed improvements. Improvements, depending on context and community input, could include: new road markings and crosswalks, Neighborways, bike lanes, protected bike lanes or other traffic calming features.

List of proposed streets:

  • Aiken Ave Bike Facilities Ellsworth to Baum
  • Beacon St Bike Lanes Wightman St to Shady Ave
  • Beacon St Protected Bike Lanes Upgrade Wightman St to Schenley Park
  • Shadyside Connector Neville to Negley
  • Schenley Meadow Trail, Beacon to Bartlett
  • Morewood Ave Protected Bike Facilities Forbes to Millvale
  • Wightman Street Bike Lane Upgrade: Forbes to Beacon

Check out the MoveForwardPGH site for details on individual projects.

Upcoming Meetings = Opportunity to tell the City what you think!

There are several opportunities to weigh in on the project cluster, starting with an online meeting on Wednesday, February 24, that will introduce each project.

Check out the below list for more information, and be sure to register for the events that interest you.


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The Fastest Way to Limit Google Search Results by Date

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A well-worded Google search can bring up the most relevant results in a matter of seconds. But the trouble with those results that are deemed to fit your search query best is that they’re not always the most recent results for that topic.

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Relationship between inflammation and the severity of Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis.

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Relationship between inflammation and the severity of Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis.

Am J Otolaryngol. 2019 Nov 18;:102321

Authors: El Achkar VNR, Duarte A, Carlos R, León JE, Ribeiro-Silva A, Pignatari SSN, Kaminagakura E

Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To characterize inflammatory cells in Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP) and to correlate it with severity using the Derkay laryngoscopic scale.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data and biopsies from 36 patients with Juvenile (JRRP) and 56 patients with Adult (ARRP) were collected and analyzed under light microscopy. The patients were separated into groups according to the Derkay index: ≥20 for the most severe and < 20 for the less severe cases. Immunohistochemical analysis using CD3, CD4, CD8, CD15, CD20, CD68, FoxP3 and MUM-1 antibodies was performed, and the inflammatory cells were quantified. All the clinicopathological characteristics and the results of the immunohistochemical analysis were compared among the groups proposed using the Chi-Square test and correlated through the Spearman correlation test.
RESULTS: The ARRP showed significantly higher quantities of CD3+, CD8+ and MUM1+ cells (p < .05) than the JRRP samples. The presence of CD15+ cells showed positive correlation with the Derkay index (p < .05), while the MUM-1+ cells showed an inverse correlation (p = .01).
CONCLUSION: There are differences between the inflammatory cells population in the juvenile and adult groups and it can be related to disease severity.

PMID: 31787356 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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FarrelBuch
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Would be interesting to compare to subsequent remission vs not
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The Modjadji Cycad

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Encephalartos transvenosus is a palm-like cycad found in the mountains of Limpopo Province, South Africa, particularly on two hills near Duivelskloof. Its common name, Modjadji cycad, alludes to the female dynasty of the Lobedu people, the Rain Queens, whose hereditary name is Modjadji. The queen resides near a valley (of late a nature reserve) which is densely forested with these cycads, which they protected and hold sacred. It is a tall majestic tree and has been protected by generations of rain-queens. It forms pure forests on these hills, the only cycad forests in Southern Africa.

As a garden subject, Encephalartos transvenosus, with its glossy dark-green leaves, is one of the most spectacular and tallest of all cycad species. It is also one of the fastest growing, developing to a height of 6 to 8m or more with a leaf spread of up to 5m. The plants produce cones with the male and female cones being produced on separate plants. Male cones develop to a length of 300-400mm; the female cones are very large and heavy. The cones are golden brown in colour and are produced in late summer, weighing more than 40 kg.


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