Biomedicine

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A new program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine aims to help young physicians learn the ropes of research. Less than 1.5 percent of medical doctors pursue research careers, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Making mushrooms that glow in the dark?  

A new community lab opened its doors Downtown on Thursday to local students and adults to experiment in biosciences.

“We needed a place where citizens, adults (and) obviously high school students and their teachers could go to be able to experience the life sciences -- biomedicine, which is a hands-on activity,” said Alan Seadler, associate provost for research at Duquesne University and director of its biotechnology program.