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Researchers in a growing field known as human performance optimization want to know how we can function at our best even when our circumstances aren’t.
Pitt researchers found that one way to help "break the spell of craving" may be as simple as sniffing a pleasant aroma.
Undergrad Gabrielle Gentile was a part of history, working in the Pitt Hatfull Lab on the first known attempt to use phages to treat a mycobacterial infection in a human being, as well as the first therapeutic use of engineered phages.
A new study from researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the U.S. Department of Energy could help speed up carbon-capturing devices for coal power plants, which could reduce the release of harmful quantities of carbon dioxide into the air and have the added benefit of bringing down energy costs.
Researchers studying drug prices found that new drugs entering the market do drive up prices, but drug companies are also hiking prices on older drugs.

The University of Pittsburgh's Vibrant Media Lab is trying to recreate the world’s first-ever video game console — the Magnavox Odyssey, released in 1972 — and reconnect it to its original hardware.

Panthers Forward aims to reduce federal student loan debt and, in turn, help new graduates gain greater economic stability. The first cohort will see an average 20 percent reduction in their student federal loan debt.
People living in colder regions with less sunlight drink more alcohol than their warm-weather counterparts, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh.
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.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have created Painimation, a tablet computer-based app that helps patients give more detail on their body pains with abstract animations.