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Rising Drug Prices Linked to Older Products, Not Just Newer, Better Medications

Pharmaceutical companies often cite R&D as the driver behind rising drug costs, but a new analysis shows that price inflation on older drugs is to blame.
3-Jan-2019 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Pitt-led Research Describes How Neurons Could Disconnect From Each Other in Huntington’s Disease

Newly described mechanism called 'neuritosis' could play an important role in normal brain development, aging and neurodegenerative disease
24-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


University of Pittsburgh Faculty Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Dr. Stephen Badylak among 148 academic innovators elected to the National Academy of Inventors.
11-Dec-2018 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Study Uncovers Why Rift Valley Fever is Catastrophic to Developing Fetuses

The WHO considers Rift Valley fever a potential public health emergency. This study shows just how damaging the virus is during pregnancy and sets the stage for vaccine development.
3-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Study Finds Racial Disparities in Oral Anticoagulant Use

Black patients with atrial fibrillation are significantly less likely to receive oral anticoagulants--particularly newer, more effective versions-- than white and Hispanic patients.
28-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


’Longevity Protein’ Rejuvenates Muscle Healing in Old Mice

A protein found in healing muscles of younger mice helps older animals bounce back from injury.
21-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Survey Highlights Digital Health Challenges

New survey: Health system leaders plan to increase spending to defend against cyberattacks, express optimism about reimbursement for telehealth services, and feel anxiety about Apple, Amazon and Google entering the health care space.
19-Nov-2018 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Colder, Darker Climates Increase Alcohol Consumption and Liver Disease

People living in colder regions with less sunlight consume more alcohol and experience more alcoholic liver disease.
14-Nov-2018 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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