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Thursday, April 25, 2013

First Mellon Scholars Appointed to The Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC>

Stephen Maricich, MD, PhD, and Timothy Sanders, MD, PhD, have been named as the first two physician-scientists in the Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research Mellon Scholars Program.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pitt Team Finds Melatonin Delays ALS Symptom Onset and Death in Mice >

According to a new Pitt study, melatonin injections delayed symptom onset and reduced mortality in a mouse model of the neurodegenerative condition amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mild Blast Injury Causes Molecular Changes in Brain Akin to Alzheimer’s Disease, Pitt-Led Team Says>

A multicenter study led by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine shows that mild traumatic brain injury after blast exposure produces patterns akin to disorders of memory processing such as Alzheimer’s disease

Monday, April 22, 2013

Text Message Reminders Don’t Raise Flu Shot Participation in Pregnant Women>

Text message reminders fail to change the minds of pregnant women not intending to receive the flu vaccine, according to new research published in this month’s Obstetrics and Gynecology by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine investigators.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mind-Controlled Robot Arm Study Receives Top 10 Award From Nation’s Leading Medical Centers>

A groundbreaking project underway at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC has been selected to receive one of the Clinical Research Forum’s Annual Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Recipe for Making Large Numbers of Stem Cells Requires Only One Ingredient, says NIH/Pitt Team>

Stem cells and tissue-specific cells can be grown in abundance from mature mammalian cells simply by blocking a certain membrane protein, according to scientists at Pitt School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Mark J. Shlomchik, M.D., Ph.D., Named Chair of Department of Immunology, Pitt School of Medicine >

A researcher renowned for his contributions to our understanding of the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus has been selected to head the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Department of Immunology.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Awards and Accolades: University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Announce Faculty, Staff Achievements>

The faculty, staff and students of the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences often are recognized by academic and scientific societies and other prestigious organizations for their significant achievements and exceptional leadership.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Study Reveals Success Rate of Minimally Invasive Surgical Approaches in Infants>

Blockage between the kidney and the ureter in infants can be successfully repaired with minimally invasive surgical approaches, according to a Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC study.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Pitt Team Gets $5 Million NIH Grant to Make Vaccine Component That Stimulates TB-fighting T-cells>

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have received a $5 million federal grant to develop a vaccine ingredient that can generate the type of immune response needed to protect against tuberculosis (TB) infection