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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Recipe for Making Large Numbers of Stem Cells Requires Only One Ingredient, says NIH/Pitt Team>

Stem cells and tissue-specific cells can be grown in abundance from mature mammalian cells simply by blocking a certain membrane protein, according to scientists at Pitt School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Mark J. Shlomchik, M.D., Ph.D., Named Chair of Department of Immunology, Pitt School of Medicine >

A researcher renowned for his contributions to our understanding of the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus has been selected to head the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Department of Immunology.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Awards and Accolades: University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences Announce Faculty, Staff Achievements>

The faculty, staff and students of the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences often are recognized by academic and scientific societies and other prestigious organizations for their significant achievements and exceptional leadership.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Study Reveals Success Rate of Minimally Invasive Surgical Approaches in Infants>

Blockage between the kidney and the ureter in infants can be successfully repaired with minimally invasive surgical approaches, according to a Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC study.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Pitt Team Gets $5 Million NIH Grant to Make Vaccine Component That Stimulates TB-fighting T-cells>

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have received a $5 million federal grant to develop a vaccine ingredient that can generate the type of immune response needed to protect against tuberculosis (TB) infection

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

UPMC’s Child and Adolescent Bipolar Services (CABS) Program Receives National Honor for Integration Efforts>

The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Services (CABS) program has received a first prize National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare 2013 Reintegration Award in Clinical Medicine

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

UPCI Researchers Present Early Findings of Cancer Studies at AACR Annual Meeting >

Several studies conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) will be highlighted during the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2013, April 6 to 10, in Washington, D.C.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Pennsylvania Cancer Planning Summit To Be Held at UPMC>

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Cancer Control, Prevention and Research Advisory Board, is hosting “Building Bridges: Pennsylvania Cancer Planning Summit”.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Penn’s Cooper to be Awarded Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology>

Joel D. Cooper, M.D., will receive the 2013 Thomas E. Starzl Prize in Surgery and Immunology, an annual award that honors transplantation icon Thomas E. Starzl, M.D., Ph.D.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Pitt Team Finds Protein That Ramps Up Inflammation, and Agents That Can Block It>

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine discovered a new biological pathway of innate immunity that ramps up inflammation and then identified agents that can block it.