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More than 30 ambassadors to the United States spent a day touring Pitt’s Nationality Rooms and Human Engineering Research Laboratories as part of a three-day visit to Pittsburgh.

Pitt innovators have been issued a total of 92 U.S. patents through May, already surpassing the previous record of 80.

People often think of the brain as an orderly machine that functions akin to a computer. But when scientists measure brain activity while a person performs a task, they also find substantial, seemingly random background “noise” in their measurements.

University of Pittsburgh researchers have found a gene editing technique that could be used to treat aggressive forms of cancer.

Residents of Homewood and other communities now have direct access to valuable career training through the University of Pittsburgh’s new Manufacturing Assistance Center.

Two companies that grew up through the University of Pittsburgh’s entrepreneurship ecosystem were included among the country’s best student startups by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer.

Most electric wheelchairs and mobility devices can easily shrug off a little rain, but on the whole, they really don’t mix well with water. So engineers at the University of Pittsburgh designed a powered wheelchair that runs on compressed air, allowing those with limited mobility to safely enjoy a day at the water park. Every now and then, good things really do happen in this world.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Public Schools and CVS Health on Thursday launched an initiative to bring a drug prevention program to the school system.

Pitt’s Small Business Development Center is helping displaced energy workers start their own businesses.

On Thursday, a few dozen people, including Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, stopped by to mark the first step in what could be a self-sustaining electric grid in the neighborhood.

Last week, thanks to the University of Pittsburgh's Institute of Politics and the Elsie Hillman Civic Forum, I was able to participate with their annual Legislator for a Day program, a part of Pitt Day in Harrisburg.

Residents of Homewood and other communities now have direct access to valuable career training through the University of Pittsburgh’s new Manufacturing Assistance Center.

Two companies that grew up through the University of Pittsburgh’s entrepreneurship ecosystem were included among the country’s best student startups by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer.

Most electric wheelchairs and mobility devices can easily shrug off a little rain, but on the whole, they really don’t mix well with water. So engineers at the University of Pittsburgh designed a powered wheelchair that runs on compressed air, allowing those with limited mobility to safely enjoy a day at the water park.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh Public Schools and CVS Health on Thursday launched an initiative to bring a drug prevention program to the school system.