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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Pitt-led Team Describes Molecular Detail of HIV’s Inner Coat, Pointing the Way to New Therapies>

A team led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has described for the first time the 4-million-atom structure of the HIV’s capsid, or protein shell.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

‘Is There a Doctor On Board?’ Travelers Play Valuable Role Assisting Crew in Common Medical Emergencies on Flights>

A Pitt study to be published in the May 30 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine found that doctors, nurses and other medical professionals on the aircraft helped to treat sick fellow passengers in three-fourths of the emergencies studied.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Pitt Team Finds Biologic Mechanism That Causes Noise-Induced Tinnitus and Drug That Can Prevent It>

An epilepsy drug shows promise in an animal model at preventing tinnitus from developing after exposure to loud noise, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Pitt Researchers Find Immune Cells May Play Previously Unrecognized Role in Inflammation in HIV/AIDS>

Depleted numbers of a specific type of white blood cell in the immune systems of people infected with HIV/AIDS appear to be associated with increased levels of unchecked and often damaging inflammation in the body, Pitt researchers have discovered.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Pitt Researchers Find No Increase in Brain Cancer Related to Working at Connecticut Jet Engine Manufacturing Plant>

Researchers aat Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health have concluded a 12-year, multi-part study into a perceived increase in brain cancer at the Pratt & Whitney jet engine manufacturing plant in North Haven, Conn.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Drug Reverses Alzheimer’s Disease Deficits in Mice, Pitt Research Confirms>

An anti-cancer drug reverses memory deficits in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers confirm in the journal Science.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Doctors Should Screen Patients For Consistency in Taking Prescribed Medications, Pitt Professor Says>

Doctors should assess their patients to determine if they are consistently taking prescribed medications for long-term ailments and treat patients’ non-adherence behaviors as they would other medical problems, according to a University of Pittsburgh Schoo

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Clinical Trial Aims to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Youth through Medication>

A clinical trial being conducted at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC will examine whether type 2 diabetes can be prevented or slowed in high-risk youth by treating them with diabetes medications before they have the full-blown disease.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pitt Researchers to Present Findings at 2013 American Transplant Congress>

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh presented findings of studies related to organ donation and transplant at the 2013 American Transplant Congress (ATC) in Seattle from May 18 to 22

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Pitt/UPMC Study Finding Potential Asthma Treatment>

An experimental, lab-made molecule was able to stick to certain inflammatory proteins and reduce acute breathing problems among people with a type of moderate-to-severe asthma, according to researchers at the Pitt School of Medicine.