Science Market Update

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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Tags: University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, VA, Stem cell research, New research facilities, UPITT, 2012, Neuroscience, BioResearch Product Faire Event, PA, Pittsburgh, vet research

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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Tags: University of Pittsburgh, Parkinson's Disease Research, gene therapy, UPITT, PA, Pittsburgh, Parkinson's Disease

$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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Tags: University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Northeast, UPITT, Alzheimer's Research, PA, new funding, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire, amyloid-beta proteins

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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Tags: University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, UPITT, Autism, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Pittsburgh

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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Tags: Pennsylvania, cancer research, UPITT, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, PA, Pittsburgh

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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Tags: University of Pittsburgh, UPITT, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Research Funding, PA, Pittsburgh, pain relief study

$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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Tags: 2014, University of Pittsburgh, Northeast, new research funding, UPITT, BioResearch Product Faire Event, PA, Pittsburgh, research grant

UPitt Will Receive $2 Million From the NIH for Human Cancer

Posted by Anita Zhang on Fri, Apr 04, 2014

Patrick Moore, M.D., M.P.H., director of the Molecular Virology Program at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), will receive more than a $2 million new grant from the NIH to continue research into the human cancer virus that causes most Merkel cell carcinomas, a rare but deadly skin cancer. This new grant will fund the research through March 2019.

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Tags: 2014, University of Pittsburgh, UPITT, BioResearch Product Faire Event, PA, Pittsburgh

New Life Science Funding: U. Pitt Receives $10.4M Grant

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Mon, Oct 21, 2013

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh recently received $10.4 million in life science funding from the NIH at the end of July this year. The administering center for the award at the NIH was the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, and the life science funding will be given to the University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute. More information on the Clinical and Translational Science Institute is available on the NIH RePORTER project abstract:

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Tags: 2014, 2013, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Northeast, UPITT, BioResearch Product Faire Event, PA, Pittsburgh, NIH funding, NIH grant, NIH award

Life Science Research at U. Pitt Regenerates Mouse Heart

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, Sep 17, 2013

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have made a groundbreaking contribution to life science research: Researchers helped a mouse heart to beat again after its own cells were replaced with human heart precursor cells, marking the first time this has ever been done. According to a University of Pittsburgh news article, the researchers say it may soon be possible to take a skin biopsy from a human patient to regenerate an organ able to be transplanted.

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Tags: 2014, 2013, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Northeast, UPITT, life science research, BioResearch Product Faire Event, PA, Pittsburgh, research news

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