March 14, 2023

Scientists in Pittsburgh work to prevent next pandemic

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Inside labs in Pittsburgh, researchers are cracking the code to save lives now and in the future.

While the COVID-19 virus wreaked havoc, scientists here and across the...

March 16, 2022

Decoy proteins could protect people from a deadly mosquito-borne virus

A $14.5 million grant from the Department of Defense will help Pitt researchers study the emerging threat of a type of mosquito-borne virus capable of triggering serious brain infections.


October 26, 2021

Pitt’s Center for Vaccine Research is the place to go to learn about pandemic preparedness

Sen. Bob Casey visited Pitt’s Center for Vaccine Research (CVR) Friday morning to learn about what it takes to be prepared for a pandemic. COVID-19 surely isn’t over, but Congress is already...

October 13, 2021

Award-winning virologist Paul Duprex wants the best and brightest working on vaccines

On Sept. 22, the Carnegie Science Center announced award recipients for the 25th annual Carnegie Science Awards — a celebration of innovation in scientific study. Paul Duprex and the University of...

October 7, 2021

Behind the scenes of Antony Blinken’s campus visit

So, what research was Secretary of State Antony Blinken privy to during...

September 30, 2021

Secretary of State Antony Blinken toured Pitt’s Center for Vaccine Research

On a Sept. 30, 2021, visit to the University of Pittsburgh, Secretary of State Antony Blinken praised Pitt scientists for contributing to the fight against COVID-19.


August 23, 2021

Pitt Virologists Teach Kids about Vaccines

Styrofoam balls, pipe cleaners, balloons, stickers.

Virus research doesn’t usually look quite like this.

But on Saturday, Aug. 14, scientists from the University...

April 13, 2021

Chasing Covid

CHASING COVID takes us inside the lab of Pitt's Center for Vaccine Research, where Dr. Paul Duprex, Director and Jonas Salk Chair, and his team work to defeat COVID-19 — and where they continue to...

April 12, 2021

Pittsburgh vaccine heroes then and now

On April 12, 1955, church bells rang, factory whistles blew, and children were let out of school as newspapers around the world declared “Victory over polio.” That day, the new polio vaccine...

February 4, 2021

How coronavirus variants could outsmart vaccines

In a recurring pattern of evolution, SARS-CoV-2 evades immune responses by selectively deleting small bits of its genetic sequence, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh...

November 18, 2020

Lethal brain infections in mice thwarted by decoy molecule

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a molecule that protects mice from brain infections caused by Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus (VEEV), a...

November 6, 2020

Pitt researchers discover llama ‘nanobodies’ are powerful new coronavirus treatment

Llamas could be the new key to helping humans fight the coronavirus. According to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, medical researchers have discovered a way to extract “tiny but...

September 22, 2020

How do vaccines get approved for mass distribution? Doctors explain

NBC News medical contributor Dr. John Torres pulls back the curtain on the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine and gives an in-depth look into the vaccine development process. He also talks...

September 14, 2020

How You Will Know if a Coronavirus Vaccine Is Safe and Effective

For people around the world whose lives have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic, one major development could help make gathering in crowded locations okay again: a safe and effective vaccine...