Innovation & Research

Carvunis, with dark hair and red lipstick
Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis studies the parts of DNA that were once thought to be junk. What she found there overturned a fundamental assumption of cellular biology.
Many social situations involve alcohol, but little is known about why people drink and how drinking might affect perceptions of others. A study by Pitt psychologists offers the field next steps for answering those questions.
Pitt–Bradford’s Rebecca McHugh, an assistant professor of developmental psychology, returns to Anthrocon to study identity and stigma among furries — a global community of anthropomorphic fans.
Mark Nordenberg speaking at microphone
Pitt is taking a leading role in tackling the public health crisis by strengthening its prevention, treatment and recovery programs to bring meaningful change to the lives of students.
The Modeling and Managing Complicated Systems Institute will use artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyze massive data sets, helping to find new solutions to national security challenges, the aging process and the opioid epidemic.
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Renewing existing partnerships with European institutes and universities and creating a new one with the Danish Energy Agency, the University of Pittsburgh looks to advance research initiatives and increase student and faculty exchanges.
By modeling friction and tread design, bioengineers Kurt Beschorner and Seyed Moghaddam are working toward a safer shoe.
Pitt is home to a new national effort called All of Us, which is seeking 120,000 volunteers from the region and 1 million across America to help make the future of health care more personalized.
micro-level view of two cells
Researchers in Pittsburgh are discovering and delivering new ways to improve life and health across the globe. This year’s Life Sciences Week events showcased the facilities, technologies and investors furthering that work.
Veterans prescribed medications through both the Veterans Affairs and Medicare had more than double the odds of exposure to potentially unsafe medication, a study from Pitt pharmacists has found — and improved communication between the systems could help solve the problem.