Science Market Update

University of Pittsburgh Opens Ambitious $3M Research Center

Posted by Leo Zlimen on Tue, May 22, 2018

The University of Pittsburgh has opened a brand new, technologically advanced surgical center that will make use of recent discoveries in robotics and machine learning. The Collaborative Research Education and Technology Enhancement in Surgery  Initiative (CREATES) aims to support Pittsburgh’s expanding hub of life science innovation, research and development. The $3-million dollar, 10,000 square foot project will bring scientists from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center together with researchers from Carnegie Mellon, and is looking to establish up to six partnerships with US-based robotic firms.

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UPitt Establishing Comprehensive Ovarian Biology Research Institute with Assistance from $3M Grant

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Researchers from science institutions around the world study different forms of cancer, to gain better understandings of the diseases to assist with the development of new treatment methods. One of these cancers that is continuously being studied is ovarian cancer, which effects 1 in 75 women, according to the American Cancer Society. The University of Pittsburgh plans to further enhance ovarian cancer research opportunities with the establishment of a new research center dedicated to ovarian cancer and biology research. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

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UPitt: $113 Million in NIH Research Funding Includes Nearly a Million for Xenograft Study

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Tue, May 02, 2017

So far in 2017 the National Institute on Health has awarded the University of Pittsburgh over $113M in research project grants. This funding supports 296 separate projects. The top six grants were awarded to the university’s School of Medicine.

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Pitt Biomedical News: Military Medicine Research Center + VA Research Expansion

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Thu, Apr 14, 2016

(Original article from 2012 by Jaimee Saliba. Updated information added by Katey Rein.)

The University of Pittsburgh has strong ties with the Pittsburgh Veteran's Administration Medical Center located next door, and in the past few years those relations have been strengthened with the establishment of the UP School of Medicine Center for Military Medicine Research as well as a new research facility at the VA's University Drive campus.

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UPitt Researchers Use Gene Therapy to Treat Parkinson's Disease

Posted by Katheryn Rein on Tue, Apr 12, 2016

A new strategy for combating the neurologically destructive effects of Parkinson's Disease has been developed jointly by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. 

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$1.7M Awarded to Pittsburgh Researcher to Study Causes of Alzheimer's

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Feb 23, 2016

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Pitt Researchers Associate Air Pollution with Autism Risk

Posted by Robert Larkin on Fri, Jun 12, 2015

Researchers at University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health report that they have associated exposure to air pollution from pregnancy through age 2 to an increased risk of childhood autism.

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UPitt Researchers Study Broccoli for Cancer Prevention

Posted by Robert Larkin on Wed, May 20, 2015

Apparently kids aren’t the only ones who should be eating their broccoli. According to recent research by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, broccoli sprout extract may hold the key to preventing oral cancer and a variety of other head and neck cancers.

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Pitt Researchers to Lead $14M Back Pain Study

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Over 31 million Americans currently suffering from back pain can rest easy knowing that Pitt researchers are shouldering a new effort to study the condition - thanks to grants from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

According to a university press release, the University of Pittsburgh will lead a 5-year, $14 million clinical trial to study intervention and early treatment options for back pain.

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$10M Science Research Grant Awarded to University of Pittsburgh

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Fri, May 16, 2014

Research lab scientists at the University of Pittsburgh recently received $10 million in research funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for studies focused on schizophrenia. The five-year science research grant will be used to establish the Silvio O. Conte Center for Translational Mental Health Research within the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry.

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