Tuesday, December 27, 2016
PTSD in the nursery: Dealing with traumatic childbirth

PublicSource spotlights a mental health clinic at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC that helps new mothers deal with emotionally painful births. Learn More

Friday, December 23, 2016
Blood test shows promise for early detection of Alzheimer's disease

Oscar Lopez, MD, and James Becker, PhD, collaborated with University of Chile investigators to differentiate normal tau proteins from the pathological type associated with neurodegeneration. Learn More

Thursday, December 22, 2016
NATURE interviews Pitt psychiatrist about links between brain, gut

In a Dec. 22 Q&A, Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD, talks about why many people with inflammatory bowel disease also have mental health issues -- and what treatments seem to work best. Learn More

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Do we sleep better on the longest night of the year?

Not so much that you'll notice, says Brant Hasler, PhD. But the extended darkness means that you probably do sleep longer at this time of year than around the summer solstice. Learn More

Monday, December 19, 2016
Depression risk triples in young people who use many social media platforms

A Pitt study shows that risk of depression and anxiety appears to correlate more with the number of social media platforms a person uses than with the total time spent on sites like Facebook. Learn More

Friday, December 16, 2016
Chemist who uses proteomics to study Alzheimer's gets Pittcon achievement award

Renã A. S. Robinson, PhD, has been recognized for outstanding contributions to the fields of analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy. Learn More

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Reuters: Rising cholesterol levels in menopause linked to stroke risk

The study's lead author, Karen A. Matthews, PhD, urges frequent monitoring of lipid changes during the perimenopause, even among women whose previous cholesterol levels have run normal.    Learn More

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Pitt Chronicle features engineer Anne Robinson

The William Kepler Whiteford Endowed Professor in Engineering wants to create drug therapies for brain aneurysms and design tools to better identify potential ruptures before they occur. Learn More

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
NEW YORK TIMES: Studies reveal Zika defects in babies who appeared fine at birth

Infectious disease specialist Ernesto Marques, MD, PhD, has seen one-year-olds born to Zika-infected mothers in Brazil who appear to suffer continuing brain damage. Learn More

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Brain/body training launched for early-stage Alzheimer's

Headed by Oscar Lopez, MD, the program aims to stimulate cognitive, behavioral and physical function so that people with mild cognitive impairment can keep their active work and social lives. Learn More

Monday, December 12, 2016
WALL STREET JOURNAL: What to do if you're waking up way too early

Don't count on Lunesta or Ambien for a full night's rest, because those sleep meds leave the body just as you need help the most, says psychiatry professor Daniel J. Buysse, MD. Learn More

Friday, December 9, 2016
Artificial neuroglobin holds promise as antidote for carbon monoxide poisoning

Medicine chair Mark Gladwin's team engineered a brain protein that swiftly reverses CO exposure in mice, as reported in Science Translational Medicine. Learn More

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Winning Wednesday: CNN posts "Obama's finest fist bumps"

Pitt's own Nathan Copeland makes the cut, with a brain-controlled robotic arm and hand. Copeland, paralyzed since 2004, bumped fists at the White House Frontiers Conference. Learn More

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
STAT: Surgeons plan for eye transplants within decade

Team surgeon Kia Washington, MD, predicts that a blind face-transplant candidate will receive the first whole eye transplant. Learn More

Monday, November 21, 2016
ALS research center gets massive boost from

Donors to the Live Like Lou Center for ALS Research are recognized on a wall installation that was unveiled today on the walkway between UPMC Presbyterian and Montefiore.   Learn More

Monday, November 21, 2016
NBC Nightly News: Exercise can help concussed brain recover faster

Micky Collins, PhD, is featured on findings that children who exercise within a week of sustaining a concussion report half the symptoms a month later, compared with those who rest. Learn More

Friday, November 18, 2016
Steelers help launch Chuck Noll Foundation for brain injury research with $1M

Neurosurgeon Joseph Maroon, MD, is on the national medical advisory panel that will help evaluate which research programs the Noll Foundation will fund. Learn More

Friday, November 18, 2016
Structural connections in your brain make for unique "fingerprint"

Frank Yeh, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurological surgery, and colleagues at CMU used diffusion MRI to map connections and then identify subjects with near-perfect  accuracy. Learn More

Thursday, November 17, 2016
All in your head: Neural networks that influence organ function

PittMed forecasts what will follow from the first study to map the elusive networks that connect an internal organ all the way to the brain. Learn More

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Pitt, Pfizer aim to develop statistical model to identify drivers of brain disease

The study will relate abnormal anatomical variations in brain structure, measured by MRI, to genetic markers of disease such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer's.    Learn More