Innovation & Research

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.
Pitt scientists developed a test to detect "hidden" HIV that is faster, less labor-intensive and less expensive than the current "gold standard" test.
The University Library System has published Ledger, the first peer-reviewed academic journal solely devoted to research on cryptocurrency.
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Student-designed MediCase lands the grand prize among the array of innovations presented in the Randall Family Big Idea Contest.
Trauma Research
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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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.