Latest University of Pittsburgh Stories

2013-06-12 10:49:23

Pitt researchers discover lead pollution dating back 8,000 years in northernmost region of Michigan´s Upper Peninsula Such pollution appeared far earlier in North America than in Europe, Asia, and South America, according to Pitt data. Humans began contributing to environmental lead pollution as early as 8,000 years ago, according to a University of Pittsburgh research report. The Pitt research team detected the oldest-discovered remains of human-derived lead pollution in the...

2013-06-11 12:57:37

Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes are two to three times more likely to use expensive brand-name drugs than a comparable group of patients treated within the VA Healthcare System, according to a nationwide study by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and Dartmouth College. Spending in Medicare Part D would have been an estimated $1.4 billion less in 2008 if brand-name and generic drug use matched that of the VA for the medications studied. The...

Diabetes Breathalyzer Test
2013-06-11 05:45:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Chemists from the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) have reportedly demonstrated sensor technology which could someday eliminate the need for glucose-related blood tests currently used to diagnose most diabetes patients. The blood tests are often followed by expensive and invasive methods required to monitor their conditions, the researchers said. However, they claim that their sensors could lead to cheaper and noninvasive methods...

Airline Travelers Can Become Invaluable Medical Assistants In Flight
2013-05-31 12:16:21

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online “Is there a doctor on board this plane?” is more than just a phrase quipped in movies. There are times, in fact, when a medical professional could be needed to treat passengers who are in-flight. Ever curious, one University of Pittsburgh professor set out to find how often doctors and air travelers are needed for in-flight emergencies and how well passengers turned patients fare after being treated on board. After...

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