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A study led by pathology’s Samira Kiani and published today in Nature Cell Biology showed that a new approach to CRISPR briefly suppressed genes to control the immune response in mice, making gene therapy delivery more effective.
A new School of Medicine discovery in mice showed the innate immune system has "memory" that, when inhibited, lengthens organ transplant survival.
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The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations is committing nearly $5 million to a consortium that includes the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Vaccine Research to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.
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A text messaging program called MILK developed in the School of Nursing educates and encourages new parents who breastfeed. The lead researcher, Jill Demirci (NURS ’05, ’10G, ’12G), focuses on developing a variety of clinical and community-based interventions to help mothers meet their breastfeeding goals.
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A recent study led by Pitt’s Inmaculada Hernandez found that new drugs entering the market drive up prices, but drug companies are also hiking prices on older drugs.
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Arthur S. Levine, senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, has announced his intention to step down, but will continue his leadership roles until his successor is hired. In the next few months, he plans to open a new laboratory in the University’s Brain Institute, where he will pursue Alzheimer’s disease research.
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New research from Pitt and UPMC demonstrates what many doctors have long assumed — that climate and alcohol intake are related.
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As reigning champions of STAT Madness — a bracket-style, national innovation contest — Pitt and UPMC hope this year’s entry, the emergency doctor video game Night Shift, can hold the crown.