Innovation & Research

Marci Lee Nilsen and Jonas Johnson

Survivorship Clinic Helps Patients With What Comes After Head and Neck Cancer

The human papillomavirus (HPV) epidemic has led to a sharp increase in HPV-related head and neck cancer. Many patients survive, but then face new obstacles related to the treatment of their condition.
Carrie Leana

Financial Worries Linked to Workplace Performance

In a series of studies of workers ranging from nursing aides to truck drivers, business professor Carrie Leana found that the more employees worried about money, the worse their work performance—even if they earned middle-class salaries.
Sophia Choukas-Bradley and Vanitha Swaminathan

Experts Weigh in On Instagram Hiding Likes

Psychologist Sophia Choukas-Bradley and brand strategist Vanitha Swaminathan say Instagram’s move this week to hide the number of likes on some posts in the U.S. could change how young adults feel about themselves and their peers.
A healthcare professional using a tablet

Program Allows Personalized Approach to Medical Records

It can take 100 clicks for a doctor to order the right test and check a patient’s health history using a typical electronic health record. Yalini Senathirajah has designed a program that could reduce that digital burden and improve patient care.
Jeffrey Newman, with a monitor displaying two dimensional stars and galaxies

Astronomers Shed Light on Dark Energy, Smallest Black Hole

A new 5,000-eyed instrument is searching the skies for dark energy, and a star survey recently unveiled the smallest known black hole. Two teams in the Department of Physics and Astronomy are working to unravel the universe’s mysteries.
Garrett Coyan at the 2019 Pitt Innovation Challenge

Pitt Team’s Replacement Heart Valve Could Decrease Need for Pediatric Surgeries

To address the critical need for long-lasting heart valve replacements, a team of Pitt researchers created a mesh that harnesses the body’s own healing power.
A strawberry poison frog, color morph red, sits on a leaf in a forest

Study Shows Sexual Selection Alone Could Spark Formation of Species

Animals that seek mates and fight rivals that resemble their parents could be setting the stage for the formation of a new species, research from Pitt biology graduate student Yusan Yang and associate professor Corinne Richards-Zawacki indicates.
The CyteSolutions Lens

Researchers See Future of Dry Eye Treatment in Innovative Contact Lens

Dry eye affects millions of Americans a year, but available treatments can require continuous application. A Pitt bioengineering student and an eye doctor with the School of Medicine make up part of a team that invented a more efficient and sustained treatment delivery method.
Stephen Wisniewski speaking at the Advanced Analytics Summit.

Brainstorming Ways Universities Can Use Data

As Pitt's Advanced Analytics Summit returns this week for its second year, more than 30 academic institutions will gather to explore how to better use deep data in higher education.

Pitt Research Team Uses Rapid Diagnosis Technology to Tackle HIV Testing Problems

The HIV Detective is a solution being developed for early, rapid diagnosis of HIV. The handheld testing platform would allow health care workers to gather a few drops of blood onto a sensor and provide results in one minute instead of the 24 hours currently required. This leap forward in testing is possible due to another recently developed Pitt technology — a THC breath test.