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lung transplant

After Decades of Work, UVA Launches Human Tests of Lung Transplant...

In the culmination of decades of research at the University of Virginia Health System, doctors have begun human testing of a drug they hope will...
anemia

Anemia Discovery Offers New Targets to Treat Fatigue in Millions

A new discovery from the University of Virginia School of Medicine revealed a previously unknown clockwork mechanism within the body that controls the creation of oxygen-carrying...
autoimmune disease

Study Suggests Hope for a Longer Life for Patients with Rare...

An unusual autoimmune disease that causes skin and lung damage can be treated effectively by stem cell transplant, a new study in the New England...
database

UVA Research Team Creates One-Of-A-Kind Database

With the U.S. State Department seeking its assistance, the pressure was on a team of University of Virginia researchers to complete a one-of-a-kind project...
medical breakthrough

Powerful Glow Lights the Way to Medical Breakthroughs

Talk about shedding light on the unknown: A University of Virginia researcher has developed a way to set biological matter aglow that is 100...
Macular Degeneration

UVA Discovers Trigger for Macular Degeneration That Robs Millions of Vision

In a major step forward in the battle against macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss among the elderly, researchers at the University of Virginia...
Heart disease

New Approach to Studying How Heart Ages, Is Damaged, Earns $1.5...

Heart disease – our biggest killer – tends to develop over the course of years and even decades, and often is associated with other...
prostate cancers

Discovery Suggests Better Way to Treat Certain Prostate Cancers, Lymphomas

Certain prostate cancers and lymphomas have a major genetic weakness that doctors can exploit to help save patients’ lives, researchers at the University of...
breast cancer

UVA Tests Power of Focused Ultrasound, Immunotherapy to Battle Breast Cancer

In its latest pioneering effort to harness the power of focused ultrasound to battle disease, the University of Virginia Health System is examining the...
Parkinson’s disease

UVA-Led Study Examines Potential of Sound Waves to Manage Parkinson’s Disease

An initial test to determine if a scalpel-free form of brain surgery can reduce tremor caused by Parkinson’s disease has produced encouraging results. Further...
Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding for Two Months Halves Risk of SIDS, UVA-led Study Finds

Breastfeeding for at least two months cuts a baby’s risk of sudden infant death syndrome almost in half, a sweeping new international study has...
diabetes

An End to Dieting for People with Type 2 Diabetes?

For people with type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes, the prescription is typically “lose weight.” But maybe not for much longer. University of Virginia School of Medicine...
exercise

Exercise Discovery Could save Lives of Sickest Patients

A new discovery about how exercise helps protect us from disease could one day dramatically reduce the death rate among the sickest and most...
medical testing

New Plan Aims to Slash Unnecessary Medical Testing

Researchers at top hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, including the University of Virginia Health System, have developed an ambitious plan to eliminate unnecessary...
wound care

This Student has Invented a New Wound Care Technology

In MEDBio LLC, a company founded by University of Virginia fourth-year student Ashwinraj Karthikeyan, will be one of six undergraduate entrants to compete in...
electrons

Physicists Take ‘Snapshots’ of Electrons on the Move

A University of Virginia physicist and his colleagues at The Ohio State University have – for just a fraction of a second – glimpsed...
Mitochondria

Exercise Can Make Cells Healthier, Promoting Longer Life, UVA Study Finds

Whether it’s running, walking, cycling, swimming or rowing, it’s been well-known since ancient times that doing some form of aerobic exercise is essential to...
diagnose disease

Doctors Can Now Predict the Severity of Disease Just by Measuring...

An international team of researchers has found a way to diagnose disease and predict patient outcomes simply by measuring unbelievably small changes in interactions...
plants

Ecologist’s Tool Assesses Plants’ Health from Above

Anyone who has taken high school biology knows that photosynthesis is the process by which plants convert sunlight into energy for growth. What you may...
brain cells

Researcher Seeks to Unravel the Brain’s Genetic Tapestry to Tackle Rare...

In 2013, University of Virginia researcher Michael McConnell published research that would forever change how scientists study brain cells. McConnell and a team of nationwide...