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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 at the University of Pittsburgh think they may have found a way to make immunotherapy drugs more effective against cancer.
"When we approach mental illness, we need to keep an open mind about what might be occurring that we don’t understand," says Lisa Pan, professor of psychiatry and of clinical and translational science at The University of Pittsburgh.
Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health say they've created a test sensitive enough to detect "hidden" HIV that is faster, less labor-intensive and less expensive than the current "gold standard" test.

PITTSBURGH—An important learning process is impaired in adolescents who were abused as children, a University of Pittsburgh researcher has found, and this impairment contributes to misbehavior patterns later in life.

The more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering are utilizing metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to develop a new type of storage system that would absorb compressed natural gas like a sponge and allow for more energy-efficient storage and use.
Denying their shy tendencies, two University of Pittsburgh undergraduate students began a social project that required them striking up conversations with strangers to reveal the commonalities of human experience.
Our project aims to increase undergraduate persistence in the sciences through introductory laboratory courses in which students perform real research experiments and analyze and report their results. They will take part in scientific process and join our department's scientific community early on in their biology careers at the University of Pittsburgh.
To improve learning, the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh is introducing a flipped, or inverted, classroom model in which direct learning (lecture) takes place outside of class, while class time is used for active learning.