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Researchers See Future of Dry Eye Treatment in Innovative Contact Lens

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.
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Researchers Work to Bring Precision Medicine to Patient Prescriptions, Primary Care

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.
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New Program Combats Opioid Crisis, Promotes Better Back Pain Management

Pitt’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences designed the Primary Spine Practitioner Certification Program to bring together two groups that are often at odds — physical therapists and chiropractors — to help patients with spinal problems.
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Innovation Competitions Drive Creativity, Boost Researchers’ Projects to the Marketplace

This fall's competitions awarded more than $600,000 for faculty and student researchers. In addition, mentoring opportunities in the competitions offer researchers help in commercialization, which takes products from the lab into spaces like a doctor’s office or a factory.

Aging Institute Leadership Marches On

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.
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Researchers 'Speed Date' in Search of Expert Help to Take Ideas From Concept to Market

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.

Pitt Innovation Challenge Launches