Thursday, December 18, 2014

High-Dose Flu Vaccine Superior for Frail Elderly Living in Long-Term Care Facilities>

The high-dose flu vaccine is significantly better than the regular flu shot at boosting the immune response to the flu virus in frail, older residents of long-term care facilities, according to the results of a Pitt study.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Improving Lives of Wheelchair Users Focus of Federally Funded Pitt Project to Create Global Network>

University of Pittsburgh scientists are working with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under a two-year, $2.3 million sub-award to develop the new International Society of Wheelchair Professionals.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Expert in Immune Responses in Stem Cell Transplantation Joins UPCI>

Warren Shlomchik, M.D., a leading expert in investigating the immunologic mechanisms underlying graft-versus-host-disease has been named director of stem cell transplantation and cell therapies at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Pitt Team Publishes New Findings from Mind-Controlled Robot Arm Project >

Pitt researchers prove yet again that brain-computer interface technology has the potential to improve the function and quality of life of those unable to use their own arms, as a woman with quadriplegia shapes with 10-degree brain control.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Drug Developed at Pitt Proves Effective Against Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ >

A Pitt Center for Vaccine Research treatment is far more effective than traditional antibiotics at inhibiting the growth of drug-resistant bacteria which plague hospitals and nursing homes.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Patient’s Own Stem Cells Could Clear a Cloudy Cornea, Pitt Team Says>

Stem cells from the healthy eye could one day be used to repair a scarred cornea, according to Pitt researchers.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Newly-Identified Gene Mutation Could Help Explain How Breast Cancer Spreads>

A newly-identified genetic mutation could increase our understanding of how breast cancer spreads and potentially guide treatment options for women with the disease, according to a study presented at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Monday, December 8, 2014

New Drug Therapy A Safe, Effective Option for Elderly Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia>

Seventy percent of elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia who were treated with drug therapy aimed to make chemotherapy treatments less toxic, achieved remission or a slowing of disease progression, according to Pitt researchers.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

PET Scans Help Identify Effective TB Drugs, Says Pitt School of Medicine Study>

PET Scans Help Identify Effective TB Drugs, Says Pitt School of Medicine Study

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Link Exists Between White Matter and Concussion-Related Depression, Anxiety, Pitt Researchers Find>

White matter brain abnormalities in some patients with depression disorders closely resemble abnormalities found in patients who have experienced a mild traumatic brain injury according to a new Pitt study.