Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, has been a topic of interest namely for its reputation of reducing chronic pain, inflammation, and discomfort. CBD is derived from a marijuana plant with at least 112 other unique chemical compounds, referred to as cannabinoids. Along with CBD, the other most commonly known cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, well known for its psychoactive properties that leave consumers with a “high” feeling. CBD, however, doesn’t produce these same “high” affects, so its addictive risk substantially decreases, therefore increasing its appeal in the medical field. #CBD #cannbidiol #research #fundingRead More
The University of Pittsburg Medical Center (UPMC) is investing $2 billion in the construction of 3 new hospitals that are scheduled to break ground early this spring.Read More
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.Read More
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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)Read More
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.Read More
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(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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.