Innovation & Research
Friday, August 2, 2019
When one person becomes part of the other: New lungs and bone marrow help some patients with no other options.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
With nature as their muse, Swanson School of Engineering researchers have developed a durable, clear, anti-fogging and liquid-resistant glass using machine learning to expedite design testing.
Friday, July 19, 2019
With the advent of direct-to-consumer genetic testing, patients are showing up at doctors’ offices with big questions about their genes. Physicians, however, aren’t usually trained to answer them. Enter Mylynda Massart and others at Pitt.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
As a postdoctoral researcher, Bruce Hapke helped NASA determine the consistency of the moon’s soil, which helped engineers create the proper boots, rovers and wheeled equipment for the Apollo 11 landing, which happened 50 years ago this Saturday. Hapke and others at Pitt have helped build on a legacy of space research.
Friday, July 5, 2019
Through his research as an evolutionary geneticist, Pitt’s Nathan Clark is exploring how and why genes and genomes have evolved over time.
Friday, June 21, 2019
Elite athletes and members of the military need to keep trucking in the most challenging of circumstances. Pitt scientists are looking to these super users of the human body in the search for ways to optimize human performance.
Friday, June 21, 2019
A text messaging program called MILK developed in the School of Nursing educates and encourages new parents who breastfeed. The lead researcher, Jill Demirci (NURS ’05, ’10G, ’12G), focuses on developing a variety of clinical and community-based interventions to help mothers meet their breastfeeding goals.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Baby Emery Green Mullen, named after the lead surgeons who corrected a neural tube defect before her birth, is doing well as the first patient in Pitt history to receive in utero surgery for spina bifida.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Powered by Pitt innovation pathways, HiberSense is a smart heating and cooling system that collects data on temperature, humidity, occupancy and air-quality and “learns” using predictive analytics to anticipate the desired temperature room by room.
Friday, May 24, 2019
In a study that expands on previous work, a team led by psychology’s Michael Sayette found reduced urges to smoke in response to pleasant smells, as well as a connection to memory.