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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.
Researchers are reviewing 12 years' worth of Medicare data to determine why patients don't always receive rehabilitation care, such as physical therapy, after a hospitalization.
University of Pittsburgh senior Emily Klonicki spent the summer before her senior year studying planetary protection at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
Bioengineers are using synthetic DNA called aptamers to view the effect of cocaine on the brain.
Kymberly Young, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, has been studying ways for people to train a brain region called the amygdala.
All of Jonathan Duvall’s scholarly work — from establishing new ways to detect the roughness of a sidewalk to inventing a simpler way for people who use wheelchairs to weigh themselves — is geared toward making things better for those with disabilities.
Alexandre Vieira, director of clinical research and of student research at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Dental Medicine, is studying how dental formations caused by genetic mutations, like cleft palate, could be early indicators of other diseases.
The Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) at the University of Pittsburgh helps college students with conditions such as paraplegia, epilepsy and autism transition to careers in machining and engineering, as well as advance their personal and professional development.
University of Pittsburgh engineering students are gearing up for a second attempt at completing Mission 7 of the International Aerial Robotics Competition.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have created a pneumatic wheelchair that uses high-pressured air as an energy source instead of heavy batteries and electronics.