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Viral Replication

Pitt, UPMC Researchers Identify Key Step in Viral Replication

Viruses are intracellular parasites that cause disease by infecting the cells in the body and, in a study published today in Nature Microbiology, researchers at Children’s...
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Preventing Exhaustion in Immune Cells Boosts Immunotherapy in Mice

If you’re an immune cell gearing up to fight cancer, you’d better eat your breakfast. The tumor microenvironment is a harsh place, and tumor...
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Multiple Types of Delirium in the ICU Indicate High Risk for...

Critically ill patients who experience long periods of hypoxic, septic or sedative-associated delirium, or a combination of the three, during an intensive care unit...
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Blood Test Cuts Time to Diagnosis for Common, Deadly Yeast Infection,...

A new blood test seems to perform as well as, if not better than, traditional blood cultures at detecting a type of fungal yeast...
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UPMC Researchers on Path to Solving Treatment Resistance in Most Common...

At Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, a large team of clinical and laboratory researchers dedicated to understanding treatment resistance in the most common...
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Pitt-Led Study Finds Higher Rates of Early Substance Use Among Children...

A new study published online in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry found that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) engaged in substance...
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E-Cig Use Increases Risk of Beginning Tobacco Cigarette Use in Young...

Young adults who use electronic cigarettes are more than four times as likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettes within 18 months as their peers...
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Stroke Study Expands Window of Clot Removal Treatment for Some Patients

A procedure to remove clots from blocked brain vessels – known as thrombectomy - may be beneficial for some stroke patients even if they...
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Online Therapy Proves Effective for Treating Depression and Anxiety

Providing an online computerized cognitive behavioral therapy (CCBT) program, both alone and in combination with an Internet Support Group (ISG), is a more effective...
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Computer Program Helps Doctors Detect Acute Kidney Injury Earlier to Save...

Embedding a decision support tool in the hospital electronic health record increases detection of acute kidney injury, reducing its severity and improving survival, according...
cell death

Tracing Cell Death Pathway Points to Drug Targets for Brain Damage,...

University of Pittsburgh scientists are unlocking the complexities of a recently discovered cell death process that plays a key role in health and disease,...
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UPMC-Developed Genetic Test Successfully Detects Some Asymptomatic Pancreatic Cancers

A genetic test developed at UPMC proved highly sensitive at determining which pancreatic cysts are most likely to be associated with one of the...
pollination

A New Threat to Pollination : The Dark Side of Artificial...

Most plant species are dependent on the animal world – especially insects – for their reproduction. The decline of pollinating insects all over the...

Clot Removal Therapy Effective Outside Six-Hour Window for Some Stroke Patients

Results of a randomized controlled trial show that endovascular treatment (ET) to remove a stroke-causing blood clot in the brain is effective in some...

Precision Medicine Improves Treatment Outcomes for Some Pancreatic Cancer Patients

University of Pittsburgh and UPMC researchers are paving the way for genome-targeted treatments in pancreatic cancer, an especially deadly form of cancer with few existing...
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Magee and CMU Partner to Develop Novel App to Combat Preterm...

Maternal-fetal medicine specialists at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC collaborated with decision scientists at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to develop and test a personalized smartphone...
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Seemingly Innocuous Virus Can Trigger Celiac Disease

Infection with reovirus, a common but otherwise harmless virus, can trigger the immune system response to gluten that may lead to celiac disease, according...
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New Research Shows Primary Care Physicians Can Help Detect More Skin...

New research at UPMC suggests that if full body skin cancer screenings became a part of routine annual primary care visits, significantly more skin cancers would...
Genetic Cancer

Pitt, UPMC First to Explore Genetic Cancer Test to Offer Safe...

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists and doctors are embarking on the first-ever clinical trial to determine if a genetic test they pioneered could successfully spare patients with nonaggressive thyroid...
Cystic Fibrosis

Bacterial ‘Sabotage’ Handicaps Ability to Resolve Devastating Lung Inflammation in Cystic...

The chronic lung inflammation that is a hallmark of cystic fibrosis, has, for the first time, been linked to a new class of bacterial enzymes...