Sabrina Bodon

Newsroom Production Assistant

Sabrina Bodon is a senior journalism major at Point Park University, where she is the editor the Point Park News Service. She's interested in the how and why of everything. In the past, she has interned with The New York Times, Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh Magazine, PublicSource and the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. 

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In 1998, researcher Yaacov Barak noticed a mutated gene in mice placentas that led to fatal heart defects in the fetus. The University of Pittsburgh researcher found that by fixing the mutation, he could correct the heart abnormality.

Sabrina Bodon / 90.5 WESA

“Apocalypse Punch,” “Penicillin” and “W.H.O. Let the Virus Out?” will be on the menu of the pop-up zombie-themed bar at the Original Oyster House in Market Square opening Wednesday.

B. LaRae Photography

Car seats, strollers and diapers are among the items that will be provided to pregnant women of color this weekend at a community baby shower on the Northside.

Charles Sykes / AP

*Updated September 8, 2018, at 2:50 p.m.

 

 

Mac Miller, the platinum hip-hop star whose rhymes vacillated from party raps to lyrics about depression and drug use, and earned kudos from the likes of Jay-Z and Chance the Rapper, has died at the age of 26.

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Sports fans headed to the North Side this weekend will see delays and traffic. Ahead of the Pirates-Marlins baseball game at PNC Park, and the sold out University of Pittsburgh-Penn State college football game at Heinz Field, traffic and tailgating restrictions will be in effect.

Jake Savitz / 90.5 WESA

As schools without air conditioning close early and cooling centers stay open late, the city of Pittsburgh is trying not to sweat it out.