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Fall 2004

Pitt Magazine

MAGNETIC PERSONALITY

While eating a hamburger at a neighborhood restaurant, University of Pittsburgh alumnus Paul Lauterbur scribbed some thoughts onto a paper napkin. What he wrote changed health care forever.
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Features

BEATING CANCER

Treating cancer is not unlike going to war inside a patient’s body. The director of Pitt’s Center for Pharmacogenetics may have discovered a way to win the war without taking casualties.
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TAMPER PROOF

 For Tom Hales, trying to solve a geometry riddle became a way to pass the time. After more than a decade, the Pitt math professor believes he’s solved it—and mathematics may never be the same.
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OLYMPIAN EFFORT

 When Mounzer Fatfat first arrived in this country, he didn’t speak English and knew no one. Nearly three decades later, the Pitt alumnus is trying to show Iraqi youth what it’s like to live in a democracy.
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