Innovation & Research

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Pitt neuroscientists found that fruit flies, rodents and humans all have a protein called VGLUT that regulates sex differences in age-related neuron loss. It is not every day that scientists discover a phenomenon so fundamental across species.
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Research from Chris Kline in the School of Education shows how poor sleep health decreases the effectiveness of weight loss interventions.
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An analysis led by epidemiologist Wendy King also found that people in certain occupations report five-fold higher rates of hesitancy than others.
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Meet this year’s emerging innovator, startup of the year, small business of the year and more, as recognized by Pitt’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
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Daniel Jacobson López, who studies sexual assault survivors in the Black, Latino and LGBTQ communities, says the problem is a public health crisis that is getting little attention.
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ReSolution, a self-cleaning contact case, took home the top prize of this year’s Randall Family Big Ideas Competition.
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Pitt Public Health’s Jean Nachega and coauthors draw practical parallels between the COVID-19 pandemic and HIV, including innovative ways to ensure scale-up of a vaccine or treatment in Africa.
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The policy strengthens and clarifies faculty ownership of intellectual property and improves the mechanisms that return revenues to Pitt innovators, departments, schools and other research units when their inventions find commercial success.
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Undergrad Riley Wolynn and her father Todd Wolynn (MED '92) teamed up to study misinformation surrounding vaccines online.
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What can vaccine proponents, clinicians and public health communicators learn from anti-vaxxers? A lot, say Pitt researchers. See what they suggest.