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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Pitt, UPMC Receive Awards That Foster Comparative Effectiveness Research Projects>

The University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences and the UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care have received two new awards from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to conduct comparative effectiveness research projects.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Children’s Hospital/Pitt-Led Team Finds Molecule That Polices TB Lung Infection, Could Lead to Effective Vaccine>

The presence of a certain molecule allows the immune system to effectively police tuberculosis (TB) of the lungs and prevent it from turning into an active and deadly infection, according to a new study led by researchers at CHP and Pitt.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Race-Specific Factors, Ambivalence about Donation May Explain Decisions to Opt Out of Bone-Marrow Donor Registries, Pitt Study Finds>

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have identified factors associated with race and ethnicity that may help to explain higher rates of attrition amongst minorities from bone-marrow registries.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Low Vitamin D Levels Early in Pregnancy Associated with Lower Birth Weights, Pitt Research Finds>

Women deficient in vitamin D early in their pregnancies are more likely to deliver babies with lower birth weights, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health research reveals.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

New Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers Brings Patient Comfort, Cutting-Edge Technology and Research Together>

The newly completed Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers is a state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest technology and designed to put patients at ease while undergoing procedures traditionally done in an inpatient setting.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Transplant Effective in Treating Those With Severe Crohn’s Disease, UPMC Study Shows>

Patients suffering from severe Crohn’s disease who were no longer able to tolerate intravenous feedings were able to return to a normal oral diet and saw no clinical recurrences of the disease after undergoing intestinal or multivisceral transplants.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Woman with Quadriplegia Feeds Herself Chocolate Using Mind-Controlled Robot Arm in Pitt/UPMC Study>

Jan Scheuermann and a team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC demonstrated for the first time that a person with longstanding quadriplegia can maneuver a mind-controlled, human-like robot arm in seven dimensions.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Pitt Cancer Institute Finds New Targets for Drugs to Defeat Aggressive Brain Tumor>

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) researchers have identified over 125 genetic components in a chemotherapy-resistant, brain tumor-derived cell line, which could offer new hope for drug treatment to destroy the cancer cells.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Mitral Valve Repair Safe and Effective for Elderly Patients Once Considered Too High Risk Based on Age Alone>

Heart surgery to repair the mitral valve is safe and leads to a better quality of life for older patients long-suspected to be too high risk for the operation, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Ear, Nose & Throat Specialty Physician Group Joins UPMC>

Five ear, nose & throat specialists who make up the Metropolitan ENT Associates physician practice will join UPMC on Jan. 1, 2013.