Innovation & Research
Monday, October 8, 2018
As new clinical director of the Aging Institute of UPMC, Anne Newman hopes to figure out why her fellow baby boomers are staying healthier for longer than past generations.
Friday, October 5, 2018
For centuries, people have speculated about the mind-body connection: Does one really affect the other? Neurobiologist Peter Strick’s research on brain pathways may hold answers.
Friday, September 28, 2018
When the Merck Inpatient Unit opened its doors in 1974, it was the only specialized inpatient unit for people with autism in the United States. More than 40 years later, it continues to help affected individuals throughout their lives.
Monday, September 17, 2018
Computers don’t operate like humans when solving complex problems. But Pitt researchers are asking, “What if they could?”
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
At Pitt’s Corneal Cell Biology Lab, researchers have developed an innovative way to address a common form of blindness — by converting stem cells to regrow part of the eye.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
The Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water Research, Education and Outreach, led by Pitt geology and environmental science researchers, invites the community to its Sept. 6 forum.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Bernard Fisher, MD, celebrated his 100th birthday on Aug. 23. His work as a surgeon-scientist led to an improved rate of survival and quality of life for countless women with breast cancer as well as for patients with other forms of cancer.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
All amenities in the docking terminal of PITT OHIO’s Harmar facility — including lights, electric forklifts, computers and battery chargers — operate from power supplied by an on-site microgrid designed by Pitt’s Gregory Reed and a cohort of Swanson School of Engineering graduate students.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
A team led by engineer Carla Ng has developed a computer model to predict the presence of pollutants in farmed salmon. She found that fish, too, are what they eat.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Under the leadership of Evan Facher, Pitt innovators started a record 23 new companies in FY18. Facher now moves into the new position of vice chancellor for innovation and entrepreneurship.