The Plan for Pitt: Engage in Research of Impact

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Long-term Study Identifies Dementia Risk Factor

Stiff arteries could lead to “silent” brain damage and therefore dementia risk, a 15-year study led by researchers at Pitt Public Health found. And that risk factor could be preventable.
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Animation App Helps Patients Describe Pain

Pitt's Charles Jonassaint led a team that developed the Painimation tablet-based app. The innovation helps patients visually describe where, how much and what kind of pain they feel.
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Under Pressure: Device Could Help to Avoid Pipeline Disasters, Aid Glaucoma Patients

A team led by Pitt engineer Piervincenzo Rizzo is developing a sensor aimed at preventing corrosion-induced pipeline breaks. The technology could have other impacts, including measuring eye pressure in glaucoma patients.

Researcher Creates Enzymes From Scratch

Ann Donnelly, a research specialist in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, was part of a team that created the first-ever artificial enzyme capable of working in a living organism.