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Friday, February 15, 2013

‘Singing Praises:’ UPMC Voice Center Offers Free Vocal Health Seminar for Church Choirs and Vocal Teams>

Worship leaders in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas are invited to this custom-designed educational/training workshop.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Even Limited Physical Activity is Linked to Lower Rates of Depression in Bariatric Surgery Patients>

Adults undergoing bariatric surgery who are more physically active are less likely to have depressive symptoms and to have recently received medication or counseling for depression or anxiety than their less active counterparts.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Large Study Shows Substance Abuse Rates Higher in Teenagers with ADHD>

A new study published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry revealed a significantly higher prevalence of substance abuse and cigarette use by adolescents with ADHD histories than in those without it.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Evaluating Evolutionary Rates Could Provide Insight into Functions of Uncharacterized Genes>

Genes that have roles in the same biological pathways change their rate of evolution in parallel, a finding that could be used to discover their functions, said a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the Feb. issue of GENETICS.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Pitt/UPMC Team Describes Technology that Lets Spinal Cord-Injured Man Control Robot Arm with Thoughts>

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC describe in PLoS ONE how an electrode array sitting on top of the brain enabled a paralyzed man to control the movement on a computer screen with just his thoughts.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

UPMC's Financial Results for the First Half Fiscal Year Reflect the Changing Health Care Market>

UPMC’s financial results for the first six months of fiscal year 2013 reflect the changing health care market

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Biomarkers May Predict Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Patients>

An international, multi-center study led by UPMC researchers found biomarkers that can tell a physician if a patient is at risk for acute kidney injury (AKI).

Monday, February 4, 2013

Pitt Cancer Institute Researchers Reveal Mechanism to Halt Cancer Cell Growth, Discover Potential Cancer Therapy>

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) researchers have uncovered a technique to halt the growth of cancer cells, a discovery that led them to a potential new anti-cancer therapy.

Friday, February 1, 2013

UPMC Heart Specialist Co-Authors First International VAD Guidelines>

With the rapidly growing use of ventricular assist devices (VADs), the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation has issued its first guidelines for the selection, implantation and management of these life-saving devices.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pitt School of Pharmacy Students Participate in 11th Annual White Coat Ceremony>

At this year’s ceremony, 111 students will receive their white coats. The ceremony is named for Gordon J. Vanscoy, PharmD, associate dean for business innovation and associate professor of pharmacy and therapeutics at Pitt’s School of Pharmacy.