Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Pandey's group finds possible new target for treating ALS

A research team led by Udai Pandey, PhD, identified a protein that may protect against cell death seen in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The work appears in the journal Acta Neuropathologica. Learn More

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
THE ATLANTIC: On the irony of cutting federal funding for science while pushing STEM for kids

The magazine analyzes the state of federal support for academic research, and what  Art Levine and other medical school deans have to say about it.   Learn More

Monday, January 11, 2016
Study suggests how to manipulate the brain's plasticity

Psychiatry grad student Jennifer Forsyth and her Pitt mentor Peter Bachman, PhD, show in PNAS that enhancing a certain receptor might improve learning and brain plasticity in healthy adults. Learn More

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
"Concussion" by Pitt English prof Jeanne Marie Laskas hits NYT bestseller list

The book about repetitive brain injury in football players is 10th in paperback nonfiction. "Concussion" chronicles the findings of pathologist Bennet Omalu and several Pitt scientists.   Learn More

Saturday, January 2, 2016
Edward Burton's team finds that gene therapy can knock out protein clumps seen in Lewy bodies

Researchers have seen promising results from tests to reduce a brain protein called alpha-synuclein to slow the progression of some types of Parkinson's disease.   Learn More