Monday, November 12, 2012

Genetic Link Between Pancreatitis and Alcohol Consumption, Says Pitt Team>

A new study published online today in Nature Genetics reveals a genetic link between chronic pancreatitis and alcohol consumption.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Pitt Team Receives $5.4 Million in DoD Grants For High-Definition Scans of Soldiers with Brain Injuries>

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine received two grants totaling $5.4 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to evaluate whether a new imaging tool called high definition fiber tracking can diagnose traumatic brain injuries

Friday, November 9, 2012

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services Donates to ALS Through Pitt Basketball Free Throws>

Each University of Pittsburgh free throw made this 2012-13 season means one point for the Panthers men’s basketball team and $10 for Western Pennsylvanians facing Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Continued Preference for UPMC's Clinical Excellence and Insurance Products are Reflected in UPMC's Strong Financial Results for First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2013>

Continuing preference by patients, physicians and employers for UPMC’s clinical services and insurance products is reflected in UPMC’s strong financial results and increased UPMC Health Plan membership for the first three months of fiscal year 2013...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pitt Public Health Hosts 3rd Annual Shale Gas Conference>

National and local experts will discuss the latest scientific findings and explore new approaches to understanding the environmental health impacts associated with increasing development of natural gas extraction from shale deposits.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Changes in Carotid Artery During Menopausal Transition May Predispose Older Women to Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease>

Substantial changes in the diameter and thickness of a section of carotid artery in perimenopausal women may indicate a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Off-Label Antipsychotic Use Common in VA Nursing Home Residents, Pitt Study Finds>

More than one in four older veterans residing in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Living Centers received antipsychotic medications, and more than 40 percent of those veterans had no documented evidence-based reason for use.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

School Children Wear Proximity Sensors to Help Pitt Researchers Fight Flu>

Hundreds of school children on Election Day – a scheduled day off from school – will wear proximity sensors to help University of Pittsburgh researchers learn more about the spread of influenza and the impact of school closures on slowing epidemics.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

International Team Identifies Genomic Regions Associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease>

In one of the largest genetic studies ever conducted, an international team that includes researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has uncovered 71 genomic regions associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pitt Research: Viral Treatment for Acne?>

Good viruses known as P. acne phages that kill the acne-causing bacterium (Propionibacterium acnes) keep the bacteria in check. But the bacterium, a normal resident of the skin, increases substantially at puberty, outpacing the virus and often resulting in an inflammatory response that causes the red bumps of acne.