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Rebooting Cell Programming Can Reverse Liver Failure, Says Children’s Hospital/Pitt Study

PITTSBURGH, March 16, 2015 – It might be possible to heal cirrhotic liver disease by rebooting the genes that control liver cell function, according to researchers at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. If validated in human studies, the game-changing strategy, described today in the online version

Stimulating Brain and Nerves at Synchronized Times Improves Hand Motor Function After Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 29, 2012 – Timing is everything when it comes to inducing plasticity, or adaptation, in the spinal cord to improve voluntary movement, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In a new study published online today in Current Biology, they demonstrated that the temporal order at which impulses from the brain and a peripheral nerve