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.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Return-to-Play Decisions Should Commonly Follow Post-Exertion Neurocognitive Testing, Researchers Find>

Too many athletes may be going back onto the field, court or rink too soon after a concussion, according to a new study that recommends athletes undergo post-exertion neurocognitive testing before being cleared to return to play.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Physical Activity Counseling Can Result in Better Outcomes for Bariatric Surgery Patients >

People who lose weight with bariatric surgery may have better results if they receive counseling about increasing physical activity before and after surgery.