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Monday, June 11, 2012

Pitt Scientists Find Treatment Doubles Survival in Patients with Skin Cancer That Has Spread to Brain ​>

In the largest study of its kind, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) scientists have presented work of an international trial that shows that an oral molecular inhibitor therapy more than doubles survival in people who have melanoma that has progressed to the brain.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

What's Different About the Brains of People with Autism?>

Nancy Minshew, professor of psychiatry and neurology and the director of the Center for Excellence in Autism Research at the University of Pittsburgh, and Marcel Just, a professor at Carnegie Mellon’s psychology department, discuss their autism research on Pittsburgh's Essential Public Radio station.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

1 in 3 College Students Has Smoked Hookah>

Dr. Brian Primack’s latest study, published in the June issue of the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, finds that 1 in 3 current college students has smoked hookah at some point; more than 50 percent of those students were not cigarette smokers.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Who Sleeps Better at Night?>

Couples may get health benefits simply from sleeping in the same bed, a burgeoning field of study is showing. In fact, some scientists believe that sleeping with a partner may be a major reason why people with close relationships tend to be in better health and live longer.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

One-Third of all College Students Report Hookah Smoking Pitt Study Finds>

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. college students has smoked tobacco from a hookah, according to the findings of a large nationwide study led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Non-Smoking Adults Diagnosed with Asthma Needed for Vitamin D Study>

Researchers at the University Of Pittsburgh Asthma Institute at UPMC and the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine are recruiting patients for the VIDA (Vitamin D add-on therapy enhances corticosteroid responsiveness in Asthma) Study.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pitt Researchers Identify Agent That Can Block Fibrosis of Skin, Lungs>

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have identified an agent that in lab tests protected the skin and lungs from fibrosis.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Physical Symptoms Influence Young Athletes’ Perception in Assessing Concussion Recovery>

In findings published online in the inaugural issue of Applied Neuropsychology: Child, researchers found that young athletes base their perceptions of their recovery primarily on physical (somatic) symptoms.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pitt Center to Convene City-Wide “Think Group” to Tackle Community Violence>

In a comprehensive effort to reduce inner-city gang and handgun violence nationwide, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) will bring city and community leaders together to help design community violence prevention programs.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

UPMC Receives Four Achievement Awards from State Hospital Association>

A statewide organization has lauded UPMC for its work on nurse retention, the creation of an energy and environmental engineering department and efforts to improve children’s access to behavioral health services.