Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Violence by Mentally Ill Rare, but More Frequent than in Others>

Schizophrenia patients often feel that some outside power or person is controlling their thoughts. "Most patients who believe they can be influenced by others find that frightening. I think an ordinary person would find that frightening."

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

UPMC Offers Cardiovascular Screenings for National Wear Red Day>

UPMC’s Heart and Vascular Institute and the American Heart Association will offer free heart screenings, including blood pressure, body mass index, cholesterol and blood glucose testing, at various locations in recognition of National Wear Red Day.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Pitt Researchers Probe Schizophrenia's Depths>

Even though most people associate schizophrenia with hearing voices and being afflicted with paranoid thoughts, many researchers believe the most important symptom to tackle is the cognitive challenges people with the disease face.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Pitt Team Finds ‘Achilles Heel’ of Key HIV Replication Protein>

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine may have found an “Achilles heel” in a key HIV protein.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

UPMC CancerCenter Now Largest Accredited Cancer Network in U.S. For Radiation Oncology>

UPMC CancerCenter has received accreditation by the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO), making it the largest comprehensive cancer network in the country to be accredited in radiation oncology.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Inaccurate Diagnoses of Melanoma by Smartphone Apps Could Delay Doctor Visits, Life-Saving Treatment>

Smartphone applications that claim to evaluate a user’s photographs of skin lesions for the likelihood of cancer instead returned highly variable and often inaccurate feedback, according to a study led by researchers at Pitt.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Improved Physician-Patient Communication Could Influence Pregnant Women to Quit Smoking>

Many obstetric care providers could benefit from additional communication training to effectively address smoking cessation with their pregnant patients, according to new research.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

UPMC Brings Most Advanced Radiosurgery to Cancer Patients in Rome>

UPMC today officially opened the Advanced Radiosurgery Center of Excellence at San Pietro Fatebenefratelli (FBF) Hospital in Rome, where it will offer patients precisely delivered, high-dose radiation to treat the most challenging tumors.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Pitt Vaccine Triggers Immunity to Prevent Colon Cancer>

A first-of-its-kind vaccine developed by University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) researchers successfully prompted the immune system to respond to early indications of colon cancer in people at high risk for the disease.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Pitt Enzyme Discovery May Lead to Better Tests for Tuberculosis>

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health have identified an enzyme that will trigger the rapid breakdown of several mycobacteria species, including the bacteria known to cause tuberculosis.