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Montez Newsome, a junior mathematics-economics major, studies for an organic chemistry project at Hillman Library on Friday evening.

Study finds that Pitt students’ mental, physical health still struggling one year into the pandemic

By Natalie Frank, News Editor 1:05 am
Despite loosened COVID-19 requirements, the start of in-person activities and the availability of a COVID-19 vaccine, a recent study revealed that many Pitt students’ mental health has not significantly improved since the onset of the pandemic.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said he is “grateful” for the foundation’s gift.

Pitt, Richard King Mellon Foundation announce $100 million grant

By Natalie Frank and Millicent Watt November 17, 2021
Pitt, along with the Richard King Mellon Foundation, announced on Wednesday a $100 million gift to help fund a bioresearch and development facility at Hazelwood Green near Downtown.
Dr. Shamkumar Nambulli, a researcher from the Center for Vaccine Research, worked on the delivery of the nanobodies to hamsters to fight against COVID-19 and neutralize the virus’ effect on the body.

Pitt researchers discover possible new COVID-19 treatment

By Shreya Joshi, For The Pitt News July 13, 2021
Pitt researchers published a scientific paper detailing the idea of delivering nanobodies — antibodies derived from mammals in the camel family and 10 times smaller than traditional human antibodies — to hamsters who were severely infected by COVID-19.
Driving skills can be negatively impacted while under the influence of THC.

Pitt researchers develop first THC breathalyzer

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor August 29, 2019
Researchers from the chemistry department’s Star Lab and Swanson’s electrical and computer engineering department worked together to develop the prototype.
A lawsuit filed in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas alleges a Pitt researcher was fired after she reported safety violations. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Researcher sues Pitt for wrongful termination following alleged monkey escape

A former Pitt researcher is suing the University of Pittsburgh, alleging she was wrongfully terminated after reporting the escapes of an infected lab monkey and rabbit in 2016. In a lawsuit filed Jan....

Scientists have determined that telomeres — the pink caps in this photo — may be associated with cancer risk. Creative Commons

Pitt researchers identify new cancer risks in chromosomes

By Rose Luder / Staff Writer April 20, 2017

Scientists have identified a new cancer risk associated with chromosomes, according to a 22-year-long study from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Jian-Min Yuan — a professor in Pitt’s...

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