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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 study suggests that experiences of sexual harassment and sexual assault could have a significant impact on the physical and mental health of midlife women.
Researchers in Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering have created an artificial synapse — a junction that allows brain cells to pass along information —  that mimics the way the human brain completes complex tasks, with the intention of helping computers 'think' like humans.
Sossena Wood, a bioengineering PhD candidate at the University of Pittsburgh, has developed a realistic phantom head for magnetic resonance research.
A trucking facility about 13 miles northeast of the University of Pittsburgh is running on clean, renewable energy thanks in part to Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering.
Researchers have developed a mobile application called “ Painimation ” to improve communication about pain between patients and physicians.
A University of Pittsburgh team is helping people with paraplegia regain or improve mobility using robotic technology.
Assistant Professor Goeran Fiedler is researching the comparative effectiveness of a new type of liner that fits into the prosthetic socket of artificial limbs for individuals with below-knee amputations.
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.