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How not to use brain scans in neuroscience

A Nature paper led by a Pitt PhD student revealed a crucial flaw in studies that attempt to predict complex personality traits from one-off brain scans.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Graduate and professional students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Spousal caregivers with disabilities face a wide range of adversities

The first report from Pitt’s National Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Family Supports highlights the many challenges of caring for loved ones.

  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Public Health
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This Pitt-led program will help underrepresented minorities in science and medicine move into leadership roles

The multi-institutional TRANSFORM program supports mid-career faculty during a pivotal time for growth.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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MLB, USA Softball and kids alike use a Pitt inventor’s smart bats and balls

Diamond Kinetics, founded by a Pitt professor and alumnus, creates sensors and other tech to help players analyze their game.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • College of Business Administration
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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The inaugural Dickson Prize Day brought groundbreaking scientists to Pitt

Here’s what they had to say during their on-campus remarks. Previous awardees have gone on to win the Nobel Prize.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt researchers pulled 700,000 years of glacial history from an Andean lakebed

It’s the longest-ever glacier record for the tropics, and it could help scientists better understand modern-day climate change.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Global
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This Pitt-supported free job training program is filling a dire need in research

A partnership with Manchester Bidwell Corporation is making sure the region’s clinical research studies have the talent they need to make groundbreaking discoveries.

  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute
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Stimulating the spinal cord helps improve arm control in paralyzed macaques, a Pitt study found

The team’s new technology could help humans with limited arm function regain movement.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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The Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory at Pitt will host a regional network to improve water quality

As new host of the Southwest Pennsylvania Water Network, the collaboratory aims to help build a stronger regional identity around the area’s rivers.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
  • Sustainability
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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This Pitt researcher is using data to fight the opioid epidemic

Jeanine Buchanich’s work with the Pennsylvania Department of Health is pinpointing which public health interventions show the most benefit.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Public Health
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From the archives: Father-kid dynamic duos

For these Pitt dads, teaming up with their children was a highlight of their careers.

  • Innovation and Research
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Group living means safety from predators but nastier diseases for guppies

A new Pitt study describes a hidden cost of being social that can likely be found across the animal kingdom — even in humans.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt researchers led the largest-ever series of phage therapy case studies

In a dramatic scaling up of an experimental treatment for deadly bacterial infections, 11 out of 20 patients responded well to the therapy and none showed adverse effects.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Every knee replacement creates nearly 30 pounds of waste

A new study co-authored by the late Freddie Fu reviews the environmental costs of orthopedic surgeries and explores more sustainable options.

  • Swanson School of Engineering
  • Sustainability
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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How Pitt’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence helps small businesses succeed

Robert Stein and his team help Western Pennsylvania entrepreneurs create, open and sustain businesses as diverse as the region — from trucking companies to Latin American restaurants.

  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
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A storied Pitt startup achieved its highest goal: acquisition by a global company

ALung’s acquisition by London-based LivaNova marks the end of the device’s startup phase and the beginning of full-scale commercialization and implementation.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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The University of Pittsburgh will compete for $10 billion in military health contracts

Pitt will lead a group of universities and small businesses to conduct Defense Health Agency-funded research that benefits the health of the armed services.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Pharmacy
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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A Pitt team forecasted the devastating toll of the opioid epidemic

As Pitt Public Health researchers predicted, more than 100,000 people are now dying from drug overdoses annually in the U.S. It shows we really don't understand the causes of the problem, they say.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Public Health
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How do we know what we know?

Pitt’s Edouard Machery is leading a cross-cultural network of scholars to find out — and answer some of philosophy’s toughest questions.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Global
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt-UPMC researchers will use $5 million from Bayer to fight chronic kidney disease

Using an innovative approach called population health management, Manisha Jhamb aims to get patients treated sooner to stave off severe disease. The effort could be a game-changer for rural areas.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine