Yuanting Lu Staffwriter

Class of 2011


  • Professor prevents AIDS through needle exchange

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that injection drug use has directly and indirectly accounted for one third of AIDS cases since the spread of HIV/AIDS was first declared to be a public health emergency.

    SciTech | March 23, 2009
  • Celebrating Darwin’s 200th birthday

    This past Feb. 12 marked not only the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, but also the bicentennial of Charles Robert Darwin. Charles Darwin introduced the theory of evolution to the world 150 years ago and changed the way people view biological sciences today.

    SciTech | February 23, 2009
  • How Things Work: Optical illusions

    The mind is a powerful tool, especially when it comes to vision and perception. However, no matter how incredible the visual system is, it is bound to make some mistakes. These mistakes often take place in the form of optical illusions.

    SciTech | February 9, 2009
  • Pittsburgh doctor wins Service to America Medal

    Rangos Hall was buzzing with excitement Friday as faculty from Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon gathered to congratulate Dr. Rajiv Jain, Chief of Staff and MRSA Program Director at the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), for his Service to America Medal for Citizen Services. The Service to America Medals (Sammies) award program honors those who serve in the federa...

    SciTech | January 26, 2009
  • Health Talk: Alice in wonderland syndrome

    Imagine looking in a mirror and seeing a distorted self-image in which one’s hands and legs seem to grow or shrink right before one’s eyes. Although this may seem like a hallucination to the uninformed, those with the Alice in Wonderland Syndrome can experience these symptoms every day.

    SciTech | January 19, 2009