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Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Later onset of type 1 diabetes = lower brain connectivity in midlife People diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in later childhood have weaker brain connectivity in midlife compared to those who were diagnosed at earlier ages, according to a Schools of the Health Sciences study. The findings were reported in a special issue of Psychosomatic […]


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Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Anti-rejection drug can prevent inflammation of pancreas Exposure to an X-ray dye during a common procedure to treat gallstones causes some patients to develop inflammation of the pancreas, according to researchers at the School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital. In a study published online in Gastroenterology, the team noted that a single dose of FK506, […]


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Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Neighborhood quality linked to cellular aging Regardless of chronological age, people who live in neighborhoods with high crime, noise and vandalism are biologically more than a decade older than those who do not, according to a study led by researchers from the School of Nursing and the UPMC Aging Institute. The findings were published online […]


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Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Fine particulates associated with childhood autism Exposure to fine particulate air pollution during pregnancy through the first two years of a child’s life may be associated with an increased risk of the child developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a condition that affects one in 68 children, according to a Graduate School of Public Health investigation […]


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Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Gel that changes shape could make malleable robot For decades, robots have advanced the efficiency of human activity. Typically, however, robots are formed from bulky, stiff materials and require connections to external power sources; these features limit their dexterity and mobility. But what if a new material would allow for development of a so-called soft […]


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Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Inflammation-cancer feedback loop discovered At the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), partner with UPMC CancerCenter, presented new findings hidden within the complex machinery behind the vicious cycle of chronic inflammation and cancer. Inflammation is an important immune system tool that helps the body […]


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Thursday, April 16th, 2015

New treatments for bowel disease to be studied Researchers at the School of Medicine will collaborate with Janssen Research & Development on a project to study the effectiveness of potential new therapies for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A research team led by Ian McGowan, faculty member in medicine, will use tissue samples from patients with […]


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Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Researchers identify genes for congenital heart disease Fetal ultrasound exams on more than 87,000 mice exposed to chemicals that can induce random gene mutations enabled researchers at the School of Medicine to identify mutations associated with congenital heart disease in 61 genes, many not previously known to cause the disease. The study, published online in […]


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Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Healing cirrhotic liver disease could be possible It might be possible to heal cirrhotic liver disease by rebooting the genes that control liver cell function, according to researchers at the School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. If validated in human studies, the game-changing strategy, described online in the Journal of Clinical […]


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Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Pitt to lead national back pain trial The University will lead a $14 million clinical trial to determine how well an intervention that helps people better understand their back pain early on works toward promoting recovery and keeping the pain from becoming chronic. UPMC will be the first in the trial to offer the intervention, […]