Skip to Navigation
University of Pittsburgh

Volume 27 Issue 9

Drug may aid gene therapy >

January 5th, 1995

Cisplatin, a commonly employed chemotherapy drug, greatly increases the expression of liposome-delivered genes in tumor cells of laboratory animals, according to a report by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) researchers in the Dec. 15 issue of the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences." Liposomes are small spheres of fat molecules that may be […]

Feature,Volume 27 Issue 9

WPIC opens residential home facility for psychiatric patients >

January 5th, 1995

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic has for the first time opened a residential home for psychiatric patients who have recently been released from state mental institutions or inpatient psychiatric units. The program, called Pathways, is housed in a dormitory setting in the east wing of the Vocational Rehabilitation Center at 1323 Forbes Ave. While residents […]

Feature,Volume 27 Issue 9

Technology Transfer office helps turn faculty research into reality >

January 5th, 1995

What do a new coating for plastics, which can make football helmets, surfboards and industrial polymers stronger, and a new tuberculosis diagnostic, which can possibly help stem the return of the disease, have in common? They were both invented by members of the Pitt faculty. But that is not all. They also have been patented […]

Feature,Volume 27 Issue 9

UPMC re-accredited as trauma center >

January 5th, 1995

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has been re-accredited by the Trauma Systems Foundation as a Level One Regional Resource Trauma Center. It is one of 26 accredited trauma centers in Pennsylvania. In addition to treating the most serious life-threatening injuries, Regional Resource Trauma Centers conduct clinical research and educational programs in trauma. Pitt's center […]

Feature,Volume 27 Issue 9

Long-term staff honored for service >

January 5th, 1995

Staff members with 20 years of service were honored last month at a reception in the William Pitt Union. Employees with 10 and five years of service also are recognized as part of the University's long-term staff awards program. Names of those celebrating 20, 10 and five years of service were provided by the Office […]

Feature,Volume 27 Issue 9

How to prepare for winter sports — sports medicine doctor offers some tips >

January 5th, 1995

Skiing and snowboarding are two of the area's most popular winter sports. But both entail a high risk of injury, especially for people who are not in good shape, do not take time to learn about proper techniques and equipment, and ski or snowboard when they are too tired, says Pitt orthopaedic surgeon Christopher Harner. […]

Feature,Volume 27 Issue 9