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Scientists Transform Beating Heart Stem Cells Into Brain Cells

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 6:10 am | UVA Health

Research in Mice Yields Surprising Insights Into How Cells Develop CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 10, 2022 – By turning off a single gene, University of Virginia researchers and their collaborators caused stem cells already becoming heart cells to change ... More >>

Postpartum Depression Increased During Pandemic’s First Year, Study Finds

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 6:16 am | UVA Health

Larger Increases Typically Seen in States with Fewer COVID-19 Deaths, Lower Unemployment Among Women CHARLOTTESVILLE, May 9, 2022 – Postpartum depression symptoms increased among U.S. women during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new UVA Health ... More >>

Folk Medicine Discovery Could Lead To Better Heart Attack Outcomes

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 5:55 pm | UVA Health

Researchers ID Potential Way to Spur Body to Repair Heart Function CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 3, 2022 – University of Virginia School of Medicine scientists have identified a potential way to improve heart function after heart attacks – and it could involve ... More >>

New Tool Better Predicts COPD Risk For Diverse Ancestry Groups

Tuesday, 3 May 2022, 5:35 am | UVA Health

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Affects 16 Million Americans CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 2, 2022 – UVA Health researchers and their collaborators have developed a better way to predict the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ... More >>

Study Tracks COVID-19 Antibodies Over Time

Friday, 15 April 2022, 5:52 am | UVA Health

Pfizer Vaccine’s Antibodies Fall Faster Than Moderna’s – And For Pfizer Recipients, Age Matters CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., April 14, 2022 – The antibodies generated by Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine rise more slowly and decline more quickly than those ... More >>

Shape-shifting Volcano Virus Points To New Ways To Deliver Drugs, Vaccines

Friday, 1 April 2022, 6:16 pm | UVA Health

Discovery Explains How Lemon-Shaped Viruses Came to Exist CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 31, 2022 – From hot volcanic springs where the water is nearly boiling acid, scientists have discovered how lemon-shaped viruses got their form. And that discovery ... More >>

Weight Loss Doesn’t Help Pregnancy Chances, Study Finds

Tuesday, 15 March 2022, 7:08 am | UVA Health

Results Defy Common Medical Advice, but Losing Pounds has Other Benefits CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 14, 2022 – Women who are obese and struggling to become pregnant are often advised to lose weight, but a new study finds no fertility benefits from weight ... More >>

Ketogenic Diet Shows Major Benefits For MS

Thursday, 3 March 2022, 6:55 am | UVA Health

Multiple Sclerosis Patients See Reduced Disability, Improved Quality of Life CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 2, 2022 – Patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) who adopted a high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet saw significant improvements ... More >>

Important Immune Cell Discovery Reveals How 'Memory' Cells Wake To Fight Off Disease

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 8:47 am | UVA Health

Scientists Reveal How Sleeping Immune Cells Wake to Confront Familiar Foes Discovery Could Pave Way for Better Treatments for Infectious Diseases, Cancer CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Feb. 23, 2022 – With scientists counting on our immune systems’ “memory” ... More >>

New Study IDs Moms At Highest Risk For Postpartum Depression

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 7:10 am | UVA Health

First-Time Moms, Moms Under 25, Moms of Twins Have Elevated Risk CHARLOTTESVILLE, Feb. 22, 2022 – The risk for postpartum depression is highest among first-time mothers, mothers younger than 25 years old and mothers of twins, according to a survey ... More >>

New Brain Cancer Guidelines To Improve Care, Increase Patient Survival

Thursday, 27 January 2022, 7:05 am | UVA Health

UVA Cancer Center Expert Co-Chairs Blue-Ribbon Panel CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 26, 2022 – New guidelines for treating cancers that have spread to the brain are poised to improve care for patients and help many live longer, better lives. The ... More >>

Blood Pressure Drugs May Cause Kidney Damage Over Long Term, Study Suggests

Wednesday, 12 January 2022, 6:43 am | UVA Health

Scientists Urge Clinical Trials to Determine Effects in Patients CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 11, 2022 – New kidney research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine is raising concerns that long-term use of drugs commonly prescribed to ... More >>

Treatments In Weeks, Not Months: Scientists Develop Ambitious Pandemic Response Plan

Wednesday, 22 December 2021, 6:50 am | UVA Health

Researchers Aim to Speed Drug Cocktails for COVID-19 – and for the Next Deadly Virus Waiting in the Wings CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Dec. 21, 2021 – An international team of scientists has created a plan for an accelerated pipeline for developing ... More >>

For Immunocompromised, Drug Could Offer Long-lasting COVID-19 Protection

Friday, 12 November 2021, 6:13 am | UVA Health

Drug Tested at UVA Shows Surprisingly Long-Lasting Benefits CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 11, 2021 – In what could be very good news for the immunocompromised, an antibody cocktail tested at the University of Virginia School of Medicine appears to offer ... More >>

Prozac Pegged As 1st Treatment For Leading Cause Of Blindness

Friday, 22 October 2021, 6:49 am | UVA Health

Antidepressant Linked to Reduced Risk of Dry Macular Degeneration CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 21, 2021 – An antidepressant best known as Prozac could offer the first treatment for the leading cause of blindness among people over 50, new research from ... More >>

Epilepsy Research Reveals Unknown Trigger For Seizures

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 6:36 am | UVA Health

UVA Scientists Identify How Failure in the Brain’s Natural Braking System Contributes to Epileptic Seizures CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 19, 2021 – Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have uncovered how problems in cortical ... More >>

Discovery Of New Role For Brain's Immune Cells Could Have Alzheimer's Implications

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 7:13 am | UVA Health

Finding Could Benefit Battle Against Dementia, Stroke, Other Conditions CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 13, 2021 – University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have revealed a vital but previously unknown role for immune cells that protect the brain ... More >>

New Research Highlights Importance Of Timely Flu Vaccination

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 8:09 am | UVA Health

In Brazil, Preventable Influenza Infections Leading to Premature Births CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 12, 2021 – With flu season approaching in the United States, new research from an international team of scientists testifies to the importance of timely vaccination: ... More >>

Antibiotics Can't Save Kids From Stunted Growth, Study Finds

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 6:55 am | UVA Health

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 6, 2021 – Antibiotics alone likely cannot overcome the complex factors that cause stunted growth and perpetuate the cycle of poverty in the developing world, new research suggests. An international team of researchers ... More >>

Scientists Discover Toxic DNA Buildup In Eyes Of Patients With Blinding Macular Degeneration

Friday, 1 October 2021, 6:57 am | UVA Health

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Sept. 30, 2021 – Damaging DNA builds up in the eyes of patients with geographic atrophy, an untreatable, poorly understood form of age-related macular degeneration that causes blindness, new research from the University of Virginia ... More >>