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UPMC Designs Playbook for Return of Youth, High School and Collegiate Team Sports

A multidisciplinary team of clinicians and researchers led by UPMC Sports Medicine has developed guidelines to assist coaches, athletic trainers and organizers creating a safe environment for youth athletes, fans and staff as they consider a return...
1-Jun-2020 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Traces Brain-to-Gut Connections

Using rabies virus injected into the stomach of rats, researchers trace the nerves back to the brain and find distinct "fight or flight" and "rest and digest" circuits. These results explain how mental states can affect the gut, and present new ways...
14-May-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Immune System Discovery Paves Way to Lengthen Organ Transplant Survival

A new discovery in mice shows the innate immune system has "memory," previously thought to be a unique feature of the adaptive immune system. Blocking this memory prevented transplanted organs from being rejected, providing a way to more specific...
8-May-2020 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Drug Overdose Epidemic is Transmitted from Old to Young, Study Shows

The generation a person was born into – Silent Generation, Baby Boomer, Generation X or Millennial – strongly predicts how likely they are to die from a drug overdose, and at what age. Within each generation, there was a steady march toward...
30-Apr-2020 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Long-Lasting, Low Toxicity Antimicrobial Peptide Fights ‘Superbug’ Lung Infections

Through serendipity, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health considerably reduced the toxicity of a potential antibiotic against the most feared drug-resistant bacteria, while also improving its stability in...
27-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UPMC Leads Global Effort to Fast Track Testing of Hydroxychloroquine and other COVID-19 Therapies with ‘Learning While Doing’ Clinical Trial

Novel 'learning while doing' clinical trial approach called REMAP helps doctors find the optimal trade-off between quickly adopting new therapies during a pandemic, such as the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, and waiting until they are tested...
9-Apr-2020 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Shows Promise in First Peer-Reviewed Research

A potential COVID-19 vaccine, delivered by microscopic needles, produces antibodies specific to the virus when tested in mice. This is the first peer-reviewed paper describing a COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The next step is a human clinical trial.
31-Mar-2020 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UPMC to Protect Staff Pay During Covid-19 Pandemic Response

UPMC is implementing a staffing and pay protection program, which will ensure that all staff will continue to be paid at their current rate for normally scheduled hours through May 9, 2020 even if they are assigned to alternative work during their...
30-Mar-2020 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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