Overcoming the Odds

Pitt Researchers Develop New Therapy for Rare Fatal Genetic Disease July 30, 2019 By Mike Yeomans Passion and compassion are two sides of the same coin for Maria Escolar when it comes to her life’s work centered on rare, but exceptionally cruel, pediatric genetic neurodegenerative diseases. If a woman and…

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The University of Pittsburgh Announces U.S. Patents Issued in June 2019

July 10, 2019 The University of Pittsburgh announced that Pitt innovators were issued ten U.S. patents in June 2019. Featured Patent: U.S. 10,307,513: “Biomimetic Hydrogel Scaffolds and Related Methods” Shilpa Sant,  assistant professor in the departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Bioengineering, has developed fibrous hydrogel scaffolds that self-assemble to form…

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Blast Furnace Teams Present at AlphaLab Gear

Pitt Student Entrepreneurs Get Tough Love and Encouragement at Demo Day July 2, 2019     View this post on Instagram   Blast Furnace update! Our final presentations Thursday June 27th and the teams are hard at work each week working on their ideas and improving their business plans. Check…

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Radical Discovery

Pitt Innovator Freeman’s Inflammation-Taming Technology Moving Towards Patient Impact July 1, 2019 By Mike Yeomans Bruce Freeman knows his career is nearing its twilight, but also views it approaching a zenith in terms of the scientific and clinical impact that he and his research team are achieving. With a spinout…

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