Monday, January 26, 2015

Pitt Effort Seeks to Combat ‘Sitting Disease,’ Diabetes with $3M NIH Grant>

Epidemiologists at the Univeristy of Pittsburgh tackle ‘sitting disease’ with a $3M grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Pitt Researcher Receives Innovation Award for Parkinson’s Research>

Laurie Sanders, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, will receive the William N. & Bernice E. Bumpus Foundation Innovation Award.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

New Machine-Perfusion Organ Preservation System Keeps Livers Healthier for Transplant>

A new preservation system leads to dramatically better liver function and increases survival according to researchers at Pitt's School of Medicine.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

UPMC Approved to Perform Kidney Transplants at UPMC Hamot>

The United Network for Organ Sharing has given approval for UPMC surgeons to start performing kidney transplants at UPMC Hamot.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Statins Inhibit Spread of Some Cancers in Laboratory Tests>

Cholesterol-lowering drugs appear to be a promising, cost-effective way to reduce the risk of metastases in some cancers, according to laboratory research led by the Pitt's School of Medicine.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Pitt Study Links Biomarkers to Long-term Kidney Damage and Death in Critically Ill Patients >

High levels of two novel urinary biomarkers early in critical illness are associated with adverse long-term outcomes in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI), according to a study led by Pitt researchers.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Smoking, Alcohol, Gene Variant Interact to Increase Risk of Chronic Pancreatitis, Says Pitt Team>

Genetic mutations may link smoking and alcohol consumption to destruction of the pancreas observed in chronic pancreatitis, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

With High Tech and High Touch, UPMC Clinicians Use Beckwith Grants to Solve Health Care Problems>

With a focus on improving patient care at the bedside, the Beckwith Institute recently awarded 11 grants to UPMC clinicians and staff worth nearly $89,000.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Landmark Trial Shows Early Blood Glucose Control Extends Lifespan in People with Type 1 Diabetes>

People with type 1 diabetes who intensively control their blood glucose soon after diagnosis are likely to live longer than those who do not, a recent report led by a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigator revealed.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Coupling Head and Neck Cancer Screening and Lung Cancer Scans Could Improve Early Detection, Survival>

Adding head and neck cancer screenings to recommended lung cancer screenings would likely improve early detection and survival, according to a multidisciplinary team led by scientists affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.