Innovation & Research

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A new study revealed that more than 130 regions in human DNA play a role in sculpting facial features. Understanding the link between specific genes and facial features could be useful for treating facial malformations or for orthodontics.
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Inventor and assistive technology researcher Rory Cooper will take on a first-ever role to foster collaborations between STEM disciplines and the health sciences.
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Pitt and Pittsburgh have long fought HIV and AIDS. On this World AIDS Day, learn about some of the efforts to conquer the disease.
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The older you get, the more slowly you heal, and there are a number of reasons why. Matthew Steinhauser, associate professor of medicine, explains for The Conversation.
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Pittsburgh is one of more than 100 trial sites for a vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford. The vaccine was shown to be highly effective at combating COVID-19 in a preliminary analysis.
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Experts from the Swanson School of Engineering, the School of Computing and Information and the Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security join a new consortium to produce methods, standards and tools to address complex cybersecurity vulnerabilities in manufacturing.
Pittsburgh Lends Expertise, Arms to Moderna Vaccine Development
On Monday, Moderna became the second company to announce promising early results of its Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial. The Pittsburgh site, led by Pitt’s Judy Martin, has seen more than 250 Pittsburghers roll up their sleeves to volunteer.
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When sushi rice is compressed, it sticks to the food it surrounds. A new study from Pitt engineers has found the same can be said for the mechanical properties of mucus.
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A nonpartisan team led by Leslie Marshall in Pitt’s Center for Sustainable Business has created a roadmap for climate-friendly industrial growth over the next decade to add jobs and economic prospects across the Ohio Valley.
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Four Pitt experts offer their thoughts on Pfizer’s announcement today of a vaccine that early data show is more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19.