Innovation & Research

The Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing researches systems that can be broken apart and reassembled, like Legos, and also withstand an extraterrestrial environment.
Finding a suitable doula — a professional who gives physical and educational support before, during and after childbirth — can be difficult, said Pitt Graduate School of Public Health Student Alysia Tucker. Her prize-winning idea could make the process easier.
man using BrainPort, a device that allows people with vision impairments to "see" using their tongue
"Sight: The Story of Vision" shows a Pitt-researched device called BrainPort — a set of glasses and a lollipop-like combo that allows people with vision impairments the ability to "see" through touch.
Scars of Independence book cover
Holger Hoock, British Empire specialist and Pitt history professor, takes an unvarnished look at the violent history of the American Revolution — a theme rarely examined in the heroic stories of the War of Independence.
Vignali smiling
The discovery shows that the immune system can be tweaked in order to find and destroy cancer cells more effectively.
Lisa Pan
Someone once told Eve, a teen with severe depression, she just wasn't working hard enough in therapy. Then her doctor, Pitt's Lisa Pan, found that Eve can’t seem to make critical neurotransmitters.
More than 90 patents were issued to the University this fiscal year as Pitt also advanced into the top third of the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents Ranking for 2016.
The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer chose Pitt startups Aeronics and uTranslated to attend its University Startups Conference and Demo Day in Washington, D.C.
Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher writes in Science magazine that the real story of Pittsburgh and the U.S. is one that says, from a place of hard-earned experience: Be the innovation leader.
Brent Doiron and Anne-Marie Oswald
Math professor Brent Doiron has become an emerging force in theoretical neuroscience. His research plans include teaming with assistant neuroscience professor Anne-Marie Oswald.