The Plan for Pitt: Engage in Research of Impact

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Researchers Analyze Big Data, Aim for Lung Disease Precision Treatment Improvement

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh are investigating the causes and progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — the third-leading cause of death in the United States — through the development of novel computational tools.
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Blast Furnace Demo Day Awards Prizes in Student Pitch Competition

Seventeen teams of student entrepreneurs vied for $4,000 in cash awards in the Blast Furnace student idea accelerator’s Demo Day...

Using Novel Stent, Pitt Researchers Aim to Double Number of Successful Organ Donations

Each year, the United States experiences an extreme shortage of organ donations. Pitt researchers aim to change that.
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Bioengineer Develops Brain Sensor for Investigating Drug Addiction Risks

Young adults are more susceptible to addiction, especially to drugs like cocaine. Using a new high-resolution sensor, bioengineer Xinyan Cui plans to figure out why.
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Off-beat Circadian Rhythms Might Have SAD Effects During Shorter Winter Daylight Hours

Only certain people in colder, darker climates end up with seasonal affective disorder. Kathryn Roecklein, an associate professor of psychology, thinks their internal clocks might be the key.
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Pitt to Lead International Team to Create Hardware for Quantum Computers

In the race to create quantum computers, Pitt is leading an international team of universities, research centers and corporations to discover the best materials for building these speedy machines.