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Alzheimer's Discovery Boosts Efforts To Improve Treatment, Diagnosis

Friday, 13 January 2023, 6:40 am | UVA Health

Discovery Advances Battle Against Disease That Strikes 1 in 9 People Over 65 IN SUMMARY: UVA scientists have mapped out how a toxic protein spreads through the brain in Alzheimer’s disease. Findings explain what triggers the protein’s accumulation ... More >>

COVID-19 Booster Ups Durability Of Antibody Response, UVA Research Shows

Thursday, 22 December 2022, 7:51 pm | UVA Health

Finding Adds to Evidence That Boosters Are More Protective Than Primary Series Alone CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Dec. 21, 2022 – New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine speaks to the benefits of a COVID-19 booster. The new findings ... More >>

Antidepressant Use, Infection During Pregnancy Linked To Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Tuesday, 20 December 2022, 5:25 am | UVA Health

Drugs Known as SSRIs Commonly Used to Treat Moms-to-Be CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Dec. 19, 2022 – Antidepressant use during pregnancy when combined with inflammation may heighten the risk of lifelong neurodevelopmental changes in babies’ brains, ... More >>

Scientists Discover Potential Biological Cause For Postpartum Depression

Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 5:57 am | UVA Health

Finding Could Lead to New Treatments, Blood Test to Identify Those at Risk CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 4, 2022 – Newly discovered biological changes in mothers who suffer postpartum depression may help explain the condition, yield long-sought treatments and let doctors ... More >>

UVA Research Reveals How Unhealthy Gut Helps Breast Cancer Spread

Friday, 23 September 2022, 6:21 am | UVA Health

Discovery Could Lead to Better Treatments, Earlier Identification CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Sept. 22, 2022 – An unhealthy gut triggers changes in normal breast tissue that helps breast cancer spread to other parts of the body, new research from UVA ... More >>

How Tiny Organisms Could Improve Everything From Sleep To Chemotherapy

Wednesday, 31 August 2022, 5:53 am | UVA Health

UVA Discovery Reveals How Gut Microbes Direct Body’s Biological Clock CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 30, 2022 – A new discovery from the University of Virginia School of Medicine about how the microbes in our guts regulate the body’s biological clock ... More >>

Gene Responsible For Deadliest Brain Tumor Also Causes Childhood Cancer, UVA Finds

Thursday, 28 July 2022, 6:35 am | UVA Health

Discovery Could Open Door to New, Targeted Treatments CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 27, 2022 – A gene that UVA Health researchers discovered is responsible for the deadliest type of brain tumor is also responsible for two forms of childhood cancer ... More >>

Loss Of Male Sex Chromosome With Age Leads To Earlier Death For Men

Saturday, 16 July 2022, 7:17 am | UVA Health

Causes Potentially Deadly Heart Scarring, Study Finds – Existing Drug May Offer Treatment Option CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 15, 2022 – The loss of the male sex chromosome as many men age causes the heart muscle to scar and can lead to deadly ... More >>

Immunotherapy Discovery Opens Door To Better TreatmentsFor Deadly Brain Tumors

Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 5:53 am | UVA Health

Findings Could Boost Battle Against Many Other Solid Tumors CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 28, 2022 – New research from UVA Cancer Center and UVA Children’s Hospital could enable CAR T-cell immunotherapy to treat two forms of brain cancer that are ... More >>

Amid Scary Headlines About Disease, Important Progress Against Tuberculosis

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 6:14 am | UVA Health

UVA Receives $1.25 Million Grant for Partnership to Train Next Generation of Researchers CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., May 24, 2022 – As headlines focus on COVID-19 and, now, monkeypox, tuberculosis remains one of the great scourges of infectious disease around the world. ... More >>

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 >>





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