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Pitt targets national, global infectious disease threats with tech initiatives

The University of Pittsburgh is leveraging information technology in two separate efforts aimed at tackling the growing threat to public health from infectious disease. UPMC has launched a new company—called Infectious Disease Connect—designed to help U.S. hospitals address a nationwide shortage of physicians specializing in ID by providing them with telemedicine services. Currently, ID Connect… Read More »

Medical News Today: Scientists confirm blood test could track Alzheimer’s disease

A long-term study supports earlier suggestions that testing the blood for levels of a certain protein could be a noninvasive way to track the progress of Alzheimer’s disease. Detecting a protein in the blood could track the progress of Alzheimer’s onset. The protein is called neurofilament light. It spills out of damaged and dying nerve… Read More »