Innovation & Research

Two Pitt Startups Earn Top Ranking

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.
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Chancellor Gallagher in Science Magazine: Pittsburgh Myth, Paris Reality

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

Signal from Noise: Math Professor Wins Fellowship to Delve Into the Noisy Brain

Math professor Brent Doiron has become an emerging force in theoretical neuroscience. His research plans include teaming with assistant neuroscience professor Anne-Marie Oswald.

Human Engineering Research Laboratories' MEBot Rolls Into Finals at Cybathlon

Designers, engineers and people with disabilities from around the world gathered for the first-ever Cybathlon, pitting the latest assistive technologies against each other on a simulated course.

Toward Curing HIV: Test Finds Hidden Virus

Pitt scientists developed a test to detect "hidden" HIV that is faster, less labor-intensive and less expensive than the current "gold standard" test.

Cryptocurrency Research Finds Home at Pitt

The University Library System has published Ledger, the first peer-reviewed academic journal solely devoted to research on cryptocurrency.
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Multiuse Phone Case Wins Startup Money

Student-designed MediCase lands the grand prize among the array of innovations presented in the Randall Family Big Idea Contest.
Trauma Research

Pitt to Lead National Trauma Research Network

The Schools of the Health Sciences have been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense contract that could lead to $90 million in research over the next decade to improve trauma care for both civilians and military personnel.
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Understanding Why We Should Exercise

We all know that physical activity is good for our overall well-being. Yet, scientists have never determined exactly why that is. The University of Pittsburgh has been chosen by the National Institutes of Health for a large-scale collaboration to investigate why being active is beneficial for our health.