Innovation & Research
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Dry eye affects millions of Americans a year, but available treatments can require continuous application. A Pitt bioengineering student and an eye doctor with the School of Medicine make up part of a team that invented a more efficient and sustained treatment delivery method.
Monday, October 14, 2019
As Pitt's Advanced Analytics Summit returns this week for its second year, more than 30 academic institutions will gather to explore how to better use deep data in higher education.
Monday, October 7, 2019
The HIV Detective is a solution being developed for early, rapid diagnosis of HIV. The handheld testing platform would allow health care workers to gather a few drops of blood onto a sensor and provide results in one minute instead of the 24 hours currently required. This leap forward in testing is possible due to another recently developed Pitt technology — a THC breath test.
Friday, September 27, 2019
As states consider ways to introduce medical and/or recreational marijuana into their markets, they are also considering ways to detect intoxication and establish guidelines for safe use. A new device from an interdisciplinary team at Pitt could be a critical tool.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
The Pitt Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security's latest effort — maps and analysis of voting machine purchases in Pennsylvania — aims to steer counties that still need to buy new systems toward the safest and most secure option.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Pitt is driving toward its greenhouse gas reduction goals with the addition of new zero-emission electric vehicles to its fleet.
Friday, August 9, 2019
A University of Pittsburgh research team has developed a new device for swimmers, called Impulse, which measures force production to aid coaches and athletes in determining better ways to improve performance and prevent injury. And they’re starting with students on Pitt’s Swimming and Diving team.
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.