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Watercress Extract Detoxifies Carcinogens in Smokers, Clinical Trial Demonstrates

Watercress extract taken multiple times a day significantly inhibits the activation of a tobacco-derived carcinogen in cigarette smokers, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), partner with UPMC CancerCenter, demonstrated in a phase II clinical trial presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The trial […]

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International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 36th Annual Scientific Sessions

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute and UPMC Cardiothoracic Transplant Department will be well-represented at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 36th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in Washington, DC. Faculty research will be featured in both oral and poster presentations throughout the conference, including: Wednesday, April 27 Pre-Meeting Symposium 01: Anticoagulation […]

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Pitt Health Sciences Faculty Inducted into Prestigious Physician-Scientist Associations

Three University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences faculty members have been inducted into the Association of American Physicians (AAP), a nonprofit, professional organization founded in 1885 for the “advancement of scientific and practical medicine,” and three have been inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), which was founded in 1908 and is “dedicated to […]

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Four Young Researchers from the Same UPCI Lab Receive AACR Scholar-in-Training Awards

Four young investigators from the same laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, partner with UPMC CancerCenter,  have been recognized with American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) scholar-in-training awards for AACR’s annual meeting in New Orleans, April 16 to 20. “I am delighted the efforts of my students have been so successful and look […]

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Pitt-led International Panel Reclassifies Thyroid Tumor to Curb Overdiagnosis of Cancer, Unneeded Treatment

Led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, an international panel of pathologists and clinicians has reclassified a type of thyroid cancer to reflect that it is noninvasive and has a low risk of recurrence. The name change, described today in JAMA Oncology, is expected to reduce the psychological and medical consequences […]

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Most Patients Likely to See Reductions in Pain and Disability after Bariatric Surgery; Study Identifies Who Benefits Most

In the three years following bariatric surgery, the majority of patients experienced an improvement in pain and walking ability, as well as a lessening of the degree to which back or leg pain interfered with work, according a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health-led analysis of a multi-site clinical study published today in […]

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Pitt Team Redesigns Epilepsy Drug to Increase Potency and Specificity, Reduce Side Effects

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Arts & Sciences have designed a more effective version of an FDA-approved epilepsy drug with the potential for fewer side effects, according to a study published on March 22 in Molecular Pharmacology. The experimental agent also could prove to be a treatment for tinnitus and […]

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Pitt Finding Suggests New Heart Disease Screening Target for Middle-Aged Black Women

Middle-aged black women have higher levels of a protein in their blood associated with a predictor of heart disease than their white counterparts, even after other factors, such as obesity, are taken into consideration, according to a study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and School of Medicine. The finding, […]

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Physicians and Researchers Present at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 65th Annual Scientific Session

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute will be well-represented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 65th Annual Scientific Session in Chicago. Faculty research was featured in both oral and poster presentations throughout the conference, including: Saturday, April 2 ACC.i2 Aortic and Mitral Disease, AMI: Innovation, Outcomes, and Practice Early Recovery of Left Ventricular Ejection […]

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Social Media Use Associated With Depression Among U.S. Young Adults

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. The findings could guide clinical and public health interventions to tackle depression, forecast to become the leading cause of disability in high-income countries by 2030. The research, […]

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