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medicines

UVA Develops Way to Create Medicines Free of Side Effects

A new technique for precisely targeting molecules within cells is paving the way for medicines that are free of side effects. Researcher J. Julius Zhu...
Alzheimer’s disease

UVA Reveals True Nature of Cells Blamed in Alzheimer’s

Immune cells commonly blamed in Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases are actually precision cleaning machines protecting the central nervous system, new research from the University of Virginia...
heart disease

New UVA Study Tentatively Links Ticks to Heart Disease

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat – a sensitivity spread by tick bites –...
heart surgery

Heart Surgery Can Be Safer, Thanks to UVA Cardiologist’s New Device

For many years, accessing the left side of the heart has been tricky business for cardiac surgeons. Until now. Dr. Scott Lim of the University of...
water purification tablet

UVA Engineers Quadruple Performance of Their Water Purification Tablet

A ceramic water purification tablet developed at the University of Virginia and used by tens of thousands of people in 40 countries is now...
diabetes

This Gene Affects How Some Women Store Fat – and Increases...

A natural variation of the gene KLF14 causes some women to store fat on their bellies and hips and puts them at significantly increased risk of Type...
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...