School of Medicine

Brain-Body Research Gets Funding Boost

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.
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Patients at Severe End of the Autism Spectrum Find Support at Specialty Clinic

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.
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Pitt, Indian Researchers Collaborate on Promising Corneal Procedure

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.
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Pioneering Physician-Scientist, Distinguished Service Professor Marks 100th Birthday

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.
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School of Medicine’s Roderick Tan Wins Grant to Research Blood Vessels in Kidney

Roderick Tan, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Renal-Electrolyte at Pitt’s Department of Medicine, has been...