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neurological diseases

UVA Makes Surprising Discovery About Neurons, Our Irreplaceable Nerve Cells

Meticulous new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has changed a well-accepted scientific belief about neurons, the vital nerve cells that...
Parkinson’s

Procedure Pioneered at UVA Shown to Enhance Quality of Life for...

A high-tech form of brain surgery that replaces scalpels with sound waves improved quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease that has resisted...
cancers

New Approach to Understanding Cancers Will Speed Treatments

A new innovation in cancer research will enable scientists to understand the complex causes of the disease with unprecedented speed and sophistication. This will...
Internet of Things

UVA Faculty Work to Advance the Internet of Things

The “Internet of Things” needs energy-efficient hardware, some of which may come from research developed at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and...
unnoticed infections

Unseen Infections Harming World’s Children, New Research Reveals

Children around the world are suffering from unnoticed infections that are stunting their growth and mental development, new research from an international coalition of...
Staphylococcus bacteria

UVA Discovers Link Between Cold Severity and the Bacteria Living in...

In news with several layers of weird, researchers have determined that the mix of bacteria that live inside your nose – yes, there are...
Multiple Sclerosis

UVA Identifies Brain’s Lymphatic Vessels as New Avenue to Treat Multiple...

Lymphatic vessels that clean the brain of harmful material play a crucial role in the development and progression of multiple sclerosis, new research from the University...
cold quantum

Cold and Remote: UVA Physicist Takes Cool Quantum Research into Space

This past May, an Orbital ATK Antares rocket launched into space one of the coolest laboratories to orbit the Earth. Actually, it’s an ultra-cold...
CDC Treatment Guideline

Kids and Concussions: UVA Physician Helps Craft New CDC Treatment Guideline

A University of Virginia Health System emergency medicine physician helped develop new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention treatment recommendations for children with concussions,...
Super Gonorrhea

UVA Reveals How ‘Super Gonorrhea’ Resists the Human Immune System

Good news in the battle against the growing threat of drug-resistant “super gonorrhea”: Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and their...
neurodegenerative diseases

UVA Brain Discovery Could Block Aging’s Terrible Toll on the Mind

Aging vessels connecting the brain and the immune system play critical roles in both Alzheimer’s disease and the decline in cognitive ability that comes...
autism

Autism Risk Determined by Health of Mom’s Gut

The risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the mother’s microbiome – the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us – during...
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...