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Founded in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. Pitt people have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.

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A new University of Pittsburgh report outlines a framework for Pitt and other higher education institutions to address the growing national opioid crisis.
Researchers recently developed a new computational model that simulates shoe and floor friction that could lead to shoe designs with better traction.
A University of Pittsburgh research team has found that policies that expand access to providers across health care systems may have unintended, negative consequences for veterans.
Students spent a semester combing Pitt’s University Library System collections to explore a subject of interest to them as part of the Spring 2018 Archives Scholars Research Awards.
Maliha Zahid, a cardiologist at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Developmental Biology, has developed a way to reduce radiation exposure from radiological scans.   
New neuroscience research from the University of Pittsburgh sheds light on how two seemingly different brain processes related to attention are more similar than previously thought, which could someday lead to improved targets for drug researchers.
Pitt researchers say that while doctors and patients has long believed that the window of opportunity for regaining most cognitive abilities closes three months after a stroke, their study suggests otherwise.
Focusing on immunotherapy, cancer treatment and organ transplantation, the University of Pittsburgh is creating a hub to nurture and speed the development of new ideas and breakthrough technologies.
A University of Pittsburgh researcher has been researching new glass technology that aims to increase the light absorbed by solar panels to give them an extra energy boost.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Chemistry have successfully expanded the genetic code of zebrafish embryos, and that expansion could help answer questions about human development and birth defects.