Innovation & Research

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Targeting Immune Cells that Help Tumors Stay Hidden Could Improve Cancer Immunotherapy

The discovery shows that the immune system can be tweaked in order to find and destroy cancer cells more effectively.
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Researchers Look Beyond the Brain for Answers About Intractable Depression

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.

Patent Record Broken 2 Years in a Row

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.

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.
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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.