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Stiff arteries could lead to “silent” brain damage and therefore dementia risk, a 15-year study led by researchers at Pitt Public Health found. And that risk factor could be preventable.

Pitt's Charles Jonassaint led a team that developed the Painimation tablet-based app, which helps patients visually describe where, how much and what kind of pain they feel.

Dr Rizzo

A team led by Pitt engineer Piervincenzo Rizzo is developing a sensor aimed at preventing corrosion-induced pipeline breaks. The technology could have other impacts, including measuring eye pressure in glaucoma patients.