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.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dedicated Alumni Honored by Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health>

Four University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health alumni will be recognized for their outstanding service in the field of public health at the school’s Alumni Awards ceremony tonight.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Pitt, Mount Sinai Team Finds Novel Mechanism Regulating Replication of Insulin-Producing Beta Cells for Diabetes Treatment>

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and The Mount Sinai Medical Center have discovered a novel mechanism that regulates the replication of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cooper Receives Rare Honor with International Paralympic Scientific Award for 2013>

The International Paralympic Committee(IPC) will bestow an honor for the first time to an American researcher who also is a former Paralympics medalist.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Pitt/Children’s Study: Exposure to Violence, Gene Changes Linked to Asthma In Puerto Rican Children>

Puerto Rican children who have asthma are more likely to be exposed to violence and to have changes in a gene that is associated with stress, according to a new study.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Late-Onset Asthma in Obese Individuals Could Be Due to an Amino Acid Imbalance, Says Pitt-Led Study>

Increased respiratory symptoms and loss of asthma–related quality of life in obese people, may be due to an imbalance in the metabolism of arginine rather than allergy or airway inflammation, according to a Pitt study.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Mortality Higher in Appalachian Coal Mining Counties Compared to Non-Coal Mining Areas >

West Virginia counties with coal mining activity have higher total mortality rates than their non-coal mining Appalachian counterparts, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis revealed.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Medical Students and Their Residencies: ‘Match Day’ to Take Place at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine >

Fourth-year students at the Pitt School of Medicine gather with faculty, friends and families to learn their residency assignments for the next year.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

UPMC Performs First “Breathing Lung” Transplant on East Coast Using OCS Lung >

UPMC surgeons have performed a “breathing lung” transplant using a portable machine that provides a constant supply of blood and nutrients to the donor organs, which has the potential to keep them healthier and viable for longer than ever before.