Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pitt to Lead $14M National Trial Comparing Approaches to Treat Back Pain, Avoid Surgery>

Lower back pain causes $86B in annual health care costs. Pitt-led trial aims to keep such pain from becoming chronic.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Pitt and UPMC to Assess Whether Medicine Used for Detox Can Help Older Depressed Adults>

Researchers testing if drug typically used for opioid addiction can help older depressed adults.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Stem Cells from Wisdom Teeth Can Be Transformed into Corneal Cells>

Stem cells from wisdom teeth can be coaxed to turn into cells of the eye’s cornea and could one day be used to repair corneal scarring due to infection or injury, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Popular YouTube Videos Drown Viewers with Positive Portrayals of Drunkenness>

The 70 most popular videos depicting drunkenness on YouTube account have little portrayal of the negative outcomes of excessive alcohol consumption, according to an analysis led by the University of Pittsburgh.

Friday, February 20, 2015

New Pitt and UPMC agreement will promote research commercialization>

The University of Pittsburgh and UPMC have entered into a new agreement designed to accelerate the commercialization of intellectual property arising from the research activity of University faculty.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

UPMC’s Dr. Marshall Webster Named to Congressional Panel Reshaping VA’s Health Care>

Marshall W. Webster, M.D., has been selected to serve on the Commission on Care established by Congress to examine how to best deliver health care to the nation’s veterans.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Simulation Brings Facts to Measles Outbreak and Vaccination Debate>

In light of the measles outbreak, Pitt Public Health created a computer simulation to explore the impact of vaccination in cities nationwide. It is free and optimized for mobile devices.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Pitt Expert Talks Teenage Brain Development at American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting>

Teenage exploration and risk taking could be explained by dramatic brain changes according to a University of Pittsburgh neuroscientist who discussed her research at the AAAS annual meeting, Feb. 13-16, in San Jose, Calif.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Landmark Study Shows Clot Removal Reduces Mortality, Improves Patient Outcome in Large-Vessel Stroke>

Researchers have completed a trial showing that a clot-retrieval procedure can dramatically improve patient outcomes after an acute ischemic stroke.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Pitt Study Tests New Smoking Cessation Drug >

Investigators at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC are testing a novel compound,to determine if it can help people quit smoking.