Friday, November 30, 2012

UPMC Imaging Experts Explore Complexities Surrounding Procedures for Pregnant Patients>

Interventional radiology and women’s imaging experts from UPMC explored the complexities of how to minimize radiation exposure to a fetus while taking optimal care of women who must undergo imaging procedures while pregnant.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Four HIV Research Projects at Pitt Receive More than $11 Million in Grants>

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences and Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) have been recently awarded four grants totaling nearly $11.5 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Stimulating Brain and Nerves at Synchronized Times Improves Hand Motor Function After Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury>

Timing is everything when it comes to inducing plasticity, or adaptation, in the spinal cord to improve voluntary movement, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pitt-Led Research Consortium Studies New Anti-AIDS Tool>

Women are more than twice as likely as men to contract HIV/AIDS through heterosexual contact. According to the Pittsburgh-based Microbicide Trials Network, between 70 and 90 percent of all HIV infections in women are due to unprotected sex. The Microbicide Trials Network (MTN), based at the University of Pittsburgh and Magee-Women's Research Institute, is trying to change that.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pitt Research Sheds New Light on Virus Associated with Developmental Delays and Deafness; Offers Hope for Treatment>

A new study published online in PLOS ONE reveals that primitive human stem cells are resistant to human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), one of the leading prenatal causes of congenital mental retardation, deafness and deformities worldwide.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

HOK Wins Design Competition for UPMC-Managed Research Center in Italy>

In a major milestone for a project that will expand scientific research in Italy, architectural firm HOK has been selected as lead architect for a new biomedical research center to be built in Sicily.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

UPMC Mercy Burn Center Offers Safety Tips for the Holiday Season>

The UPMC Mercy Trauma and Burn Center team recommends following these tips for a safe holiday season.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Ultrasound Could Offer Affordable, Accessible Breast Cancer Screening>

Ultrasound screening could be a more affordable and convenient way to detect early breast cancers in women, especially for those in countries where there is little access to mammograms.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Many Seniors’ Sleep Habits Are Similar to Those of Young Adults, Study Suggests>

More than half of all retired people aged 65 and over report sleeping at least 7.5 hours per night, and between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7:30 a.m., contrary to commonly held assumptions.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Electronic Patient Visits Appear to Offer Accurate Diagnoses but May Lead to Overprescribing of Antibiotics, Pitt Study Finds>

One of the first studies to compare patients who see their doctors in person to those who receive care through the Internet, known as an e-visit, underscores both the promise and the pitfalls of this technology.