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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

‘Sciencepalooza!’ Brings the Fun of Science to YMCA and YWCA Campers>

Six hundred grade-schoolers will be on the University of Pittsburgh campus on Thursday, July 31, to learn how scientists work and to conduct their own experiments — and maybe get inspired to pursue careers in science when they grow up.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Dementia Patients More Likely to Get Implanted Pacemakers, Says Pitt Study>

People with dementia are more likely to get implanted pacemakers for heart rhythm irregularities, such as atrial fibrillation, than people who don’t have cognitive difficulties, according to researchers at Pitt's School of Medicine.

Friday, July 25, 2014

UPMC Clinicians Win Beckwith Institute Grants to Engage Patients, Improve Care>

To experiment with changes big and small that might better engage patients and improve health care, The Beckwith Institute recently awarded 11 new grants to UPMC clinicians and other staff.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

​UPMC-Developed Test Increases Odds of Correct Surgery for Thyroid Cancer Patients>

The use of a molecular testing panel developed at UPMC greatly increases the likelihood of performing the correct initial surgery for patients with thyroid nodules and cancer, report Pitt/UPCI researchers.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pitt Innovation Challenge Poses New Health Care Questions, Looks for Promising Solutions>

In the second competition of its kind, the University of Pittsburgh will award up to $375,000 to teams of creative thinkers who have fresh ideas to solve tough, health-related problems.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Telemedicine Effective in Delivering International Cardiac Care, Children’s Hospital Study Shows >

After studying more than 1,000 pediatric consultations offered in Latin America through telemedicine, researchers at Children’s Hospital found that telemedicine had improved patient outcomes.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pitt Trauma Experts Aim to Reduce Deaths by Providing Blood-Clotting Agent on Medical Helicopters>

Trauma experts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC will be launching a trial to see if administering a blood-clotting drug to patients while they are being transported by helicopter to the hospital can improve survival rates.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pitt-led Study Suggests Cystic Fibrosis is Two Diseases, One Doesn’t Affect Lungs>

Cystic fibrosis (CF) could be considered two diseases, one that affects multiple organs including the lungs, and one that doesn’t affect the lungs at all, according to a multicenter team led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicin

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Jeffrey I. Gordon, M.D., Will Receive Pitt’s Dickson Prize at Science 2014—Sustain It!>

A scientist who has explored how the tens of trillions of microbes that live in the GI tract and their genes influence human physiology, metabolism and nutritional status will receive the University of Pittsburgh’s 2014 Dickson Prize in Medicine.