Innovation & Research
Friday, May 11, 2018
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.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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.
Friday, April 13, 2018
Cardiologist Maliha Zahid aims to reduce the amount of radiation that patients are exposed to when undergoing diagnostic imaging. Her creation, to be used during cardiac stress tests, was a Pitt Innovation Challenge winner.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
New University of Pittsburgh research advances the understanding of how two seemingly different brain processes related to attention are more similar than previously thought, which could someday lead to improved targets for drug researchers.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, damaging much of its energy infrastructure. Pitt’s Alexis Kwasinski visited the island and other sites of natural disasters to find ways to update energy sources to withstand such storms.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Pitt's John M. Jakicic and Kirk I. Erickson are updating the nation’s physical activity guidelines. Among their suggestions: Even a burst of activity for less than 10 minutes can help deskbound workers stay healthier.
Friday, March 30, 2018
Platelets — the body’s internal Band-Aids — are sometimes too effective at stopping bleeding, causing potentially dangerous clots. Matthew D. Neal, assistant professor of surgery and critical care medicine, and others are searching for ways to regulate clotting to help trauma victims.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
After reviewing thousands of studies of shift and emergency workers, Pitt researchers developed five guidelines to help combat fatigue, including limiting shift duration, providing caffeine and allowing naps while on duty.
Monday, March 26, 2018
Much of the neural repair occurs during the first three months following a stroke. But, exercise may benefit patients' brains, no matter how much time has passed, Pitt researchers say.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Starting a conversation on a blind date can be intimidating, and the same might be said for researchers looking for just the right expert to help them take their ideas from concept to reality.