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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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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.
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.
The high-dose influenza vaccine normally given to the elderly could help middle-aged people with chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or cancer, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine say.
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.
Itchy skin rashes caused by poison oak or using latex gloves can be prevented through cell manipulation, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh say.