Innovation & Research
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Pitt psychologist Sophia Choukas-Bradley has developed a scale for gauging body image consciousness, and using it, she’s found that teens think about the way they present to an online audience, even in their offline moments.
Monday, April 20, 2020
Researchers at Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University are finding out how the brain learns new tasks, which could help people who have suffered injuries to the nervous system. Their latest findings were published today in Nature Biomedical Engineering.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
The Pitt institute is offering free resource guides, webinars and advice on federal and state programs to help small business owners through the pandemic.
Friday, April 10, 2020
From ancient Egyptian war games to Candy Land and Settlers of Catan, Pitt researcher Zachary Horton explains the evolution of board games and why they’re more popular today than ever, just in time for National Board Game Day on April 11.
Friday, April 10, 2020
April 12 marks 65 years since the polio vaccine, developed by a team led by Pitt’s Jonas Salk, was deemed safe and effective. Its success helped move vaccine science forward, and gives hope for a COVID-19 vaccine today.
Thursday, April 9, 2020
A novel clinical trial developed by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine launched this week at UPMC to address one of the most important debates during the COVID-19 pandemic: How should doctors decide between quickly adopting new therapies and waiting until they are tested in longer clinical trials?
Thursday, April 2, 2020
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists announced a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. When tested in mice, the vaccine, delivered through a fingertip-sized patch, produces antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2 at quantities thought to be sufficient for neutralizing the virus.
Monday, March 30, 2020
The Pitt community is grateful for all the dedicated doctors working during the pandemic (and every day). Share your gratitude with @PittTweet and follow @PittMedMag for stories of physicians doing great things in honor of #NationalDoctorsDay on March 30.
Monday, March 23, 2020
The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations is committing nearly $5 million to a consortium that includes the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Vaccine Research to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Feeling worried? From managing time on social media to helping others, Pitt experts share calming strategies for those who are anxious or struggling with mental health issues during the pandemic.