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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 >>

Scientists Target Next Pandemic With 'Map' To Victory Over Viruses

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 6:37 am | UVA Health

Researchers Create Potent Tool to Speed Vaccines, Treatments CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Sept. 29, 2021 – An international team of scientists has created a powerful new resource to speed the development of vaccines and treatments to battle the next pandemic. ... More >>

Bone-loss Discovery Points To Potential Treatment For Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 6:03 am | UVA Health

Scientists Identify Important Driver of Bone Loss CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Sept. 21, 2021 – A new discovery about osteoporosis suggests a potential treatment target for that brittle-bone disease and for bone loss from rheumatoid arthritis. The findings ... More >>

Cholesterol Drives Alzheimer’s Plaque Formation, Study Finds

Tuesday, 14 September 2021, 6:09 am | UVA Health

Discovery Helps Explain Accumulation of Sticky Amyloid Beta in Brain CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Sept. 13, 2021 – Cholesterol manufactured in the brain appears to play a key role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, new research indicates. Scientists ... More >>

COVID-19 Study Quantifies Antibody Response To Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines

Friday, 3 September 2021, 6:22 am | UVA Health

Study Offers Insights Into Vaccine Recipients’ Immune Response by Age CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Sept. 2, 2021 – New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine quantifies the antibody response generated by the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines. ... More >>

Why Is Stroke So Deadly For People Of African Descent?

Saturday, 1 August 2020, 6:20 am | UVA Health

Sweeping Study IDs Genetic Contributors Largest Analysis to Date of Stroke-Risk Genes in This High-Risk Population CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 31, 2020 – African-Americans have up to three times the risk of dying from strokes as people of European descent, ... More >>

Your Brain Parasite Isn’t Making You Sick – Here’s Why

Friday, 31 July 2020, 6:57 am | UVA Health

Discovery Sheds Light on Brain Infections, Neurodegenerative Diseases, More CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 30, 2020 – More than 30 million Americans are infected with a brain parasite spread by cats and contaminated meat, but most will never show symptoms. A new discovery ... More >>

Lack Of COVID-19 Lockdown Increased Deaths In Sweden, Analysis Concludes

Saturday, 4 July 2020, 5:10 pm | UVA Health

Sweden’s controversial decision not to lock down during COVID-19 produced more deaths and greater healthcare demand than seen in countries with earlier, more stringent interventions, a new analysis finds. But Sweden fared better than would be expected ... More >>