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Some Middle-Aged Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Surgery, Pitt Research Finds

June 20, 2024

For middle-aged women with a certain kind of breast cancer, sentinel lymph node biopsy surgery may do more harm than good, according to a new study led by University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center researchers. The team used a novel artificial intelligence pipeline developed by Realyze Intelligence, a UPMC Enterprises portfolio company, to analyze electronic health...

Psychiatric Medications Can Cause Diabetes. Pitt Research Hints at Solution.

June 20, 2024

New University of Pittsburgh research points to a potential approach to reducing the risk of diabetes associated with widely prescribed antipsychotic medications.

The study presents early evidence in support of coadministering antipsychotic medications that block dopamine receptors in the brain alongside drugs that stop antipsychotics from blocking those same receptors in...

Pitt Hosts Event to Boost Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia

June 18, 2024

About 200 nurses gathered at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing the weekend of June 8 for an event encouraging diversity in the field of nurse anesthesia.

Pitt’s program is ranked No. 2 in the country by U.S. News and World Report and was one of four schools across the country to host the event, run by the Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program....

Mobile App Predicts Future Depression in Pregnant People

June 13, 2024

Tamar Krishnamurti, associate professor of medicine, School of Medicine, and of clinical and translational science, University of Pittsburgh. (Courtesy photo)

Depression is a leading complication during pregnancy with about 15% of patients reporting symptoms at some point during their pregnancy. But now, a simple first-trimester survey delivered through the...

Social Determinants of Health Are Linked With Adolescent Prediabetes

June 12, 2024

Food insecurity, low household income and not having private health insurance are associated with higher rates of prediabetes in adolescents, independent of race and ethnicity, according to a new JAMA Network Open study by University of Pittsburgh and UPMC researchers.

Switching Decisions: Interleukin-12 Influences B Cell Immune Response

June 11, 2024

By Phoebe Ingraham Renda

Rebecca Elsner (left), research assistant professor in the Shlomchik lab. (Courtesy photo) Mark Shlomchik (right), UPMC Professor and Distinguished Professor of Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. (Courtesy photo)

B cells are known to generate antibodies through two different responses—an "emergency response" and an "...

Statins for Heart Disease Prevention Could be Recommended for Far Fewer Americans if New Risk Equation is Adopted

June 10, 2024

In a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and University of Michigan examined the potential impact of widespread adoption of the Predicting Risk of cardiovascular disease EVENTs (PREVENT) equations, which were released by the American Heart Association in November 2023 to more accurately...

“Bumps in the Road” Documentary Showcases Rory Cooper’s Work on Assistive Technology for Wheelchair Users

June 7, 2024

By Megumi Barclay

“We’re trying to move the world toward designing with people with disabilities, not for people with disabilities,” Rory Cooper said.

Cooper (pictured right), Distinguished Professor of Rehabilitation Science and Technology in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS), known for his innovative work on assistive technologies, was the...