Innovation & Research
Monday, February 5, 2018
Complex ligament tears in the knee are difficult to treat, says Pitt's James Irrgang, and there's no good data about when to perform surgery. His team's 24-site study aims to change that.
Friday, February 2, 2018
A team lead by chemistry's Alexander Deiters has developed a new method for viewing and controlling amino acids, which play an important role in protein function and development.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
About half of us have the genetic variants for celiac disease, but only one in about 130 people will get it. Pitt’s Terence Dermody in the Department of Pediatrics is on his way to understanding why.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Physical therapy professor Janet Freburger and postdoctoral associate Samannaaz Khoja are analyzing a large national data set to improve care for patients after they leave the hospital.
Monday, January 29, 2018
Matt Smith, an associate professor of ophthalmology, is studying how the brain and visual stimuli interact in an effort to help people with conditions such as attention deficit disorder.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The concepts of "wisdom" and "knowledge" aren't as universal as one might think. Edouard Machery of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science is co-leading a study that received a $2.6 million grant to probe cultural differences in understanding some of philosophy's core tenets.
Monday, January 22, 2018
Researchers hope the device will be a bridge to transplant or recovery in children with acute and chronic lung failure, allowing the children to move around and avoid being bedridden.
Friday, January 19, 2018
Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh are investigating the causes and progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — the third-leading cause of death in the United States — through the development of novel computational tools.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Each year, the United States experiences an extreme shortage of organ donations. Pitt researchers aim to change that.
Friday, January 12, 2018
Young adults are more susceptible to addiction, especially to drugs like cocaine. Using a new high-resolution sensor, bioengineer Xinyan Cui plans to figure out why.