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UVA Reveals How Genetic Differences In Fat Shape Men And Women’s Health Risks

Saturday, 26 September 2020, 8:56 am | University of Virginia

New University of Virginia research is revealing how genetic differences in the fat in men’s and women's bodies affect the diseases each sex is likely to get. Researchers Mete Civelek, PhD, Warren Anderson, PhD, and their collaborators have ... More >>

COVID-19 Discovery In Children May Inform Development Of Vaccines, Treatments

Friday, 25 September 2020, 7:13 am | University of Virginia

New discoveries about the immune response made against a particular part of the COVID-19 virus in children who have the rare but dangerous Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) may have important implications for the development ... More >>

HIV Drugs Could Prevent Diabetes, Study Suggests

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 7:31 am | University of Virginia

A group of drugs used to treat HIV and hepatitis B could be repurposed to prevent type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers found that patients taking the drugs had a 33% lower risk of developing diabetes. The scientists say that the risk ... More >>

Stroke: Researchers Identify Way To Predict Patients’ Risk

Friday, 14 August 2020, 7:25 am | University of Virginia

Doctors can predict patients’ risk for ischemic stroke based on the severity of their metabolic syndrome, a conglomeration of conditions that includes high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels and excess body fat around the abdomen and ... More >>

Brain Cancer: Scientists Identify Gene Responsible For Deadly Glioblastoma

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 7:01 am | University of Virginia

Scientists have identified an oncogene (a cancer-causing gene) responsible for glioblastoma, the deadliest brain tumor. The discovery offers a promising new treatment target for a cancer that is always fatal. The researchers say the oncogene is essential ... More >>

Single-Dose Flu Drug Can Reduce Spread Within Households, Study Finds

Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 7:38 am | University of Virginia

A single dose of the flu drug baloxavir marboxil can reduce the spread of the illness within households, new research concludes. A study examining 752 household contacts of 545 patients with the flu found that flu infections were much less common in household ... More >>

Blood Test At COVID-19 Diagnosis Can Predict Disease Severity, Study Finds

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 7:16 am | University of Virginia

Doctors can examine COVID-19 patients’ blood to identify those at greatest risk of severe illness and to pinpoint those most likely to need a ventilator, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests. The discovery could ... More >>

Focused Ultrasound Shows Potential Against Deadliest Brain Tumor

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 7:21 am | University of Virginia

An innovative use of focused ultrasound being pioneered at the University of Virginia School of Medicine is showing promise against glioblastoma, the deadliest brain tumor, and could prove useful against other difficult-to-treat cancers. The technique hits ... More >>

Heart Attacks, Heart Failure, Stroke: COVID-19’s Dangerous Cardiovascular Complications

Saturday, 16 May 2020, 7:01 am | University of Virginia

COVID-19 can cause serious cardiovascular complications including heart failure, heart attacks and blood clots that can lead to strokes, emergency medicine doctors report in a new scientific paper. They also caution that COVID-19 treatments can ... More >>

COVID-19: UVA Discovery Spurs Clinical Trial Of Antidepressant To Fight Virus

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 7:23 am | University of Virginia

An antidepressant medication is being tested as a potential treatment for COVID-19 after University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers determined it may prevent dangerous overreactions by the immune system. Researchers at the Washington University ... More >>

Telemedicine Tools Developed For Ebola Improving COVID-19 Care

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 7:35 am | University of Virginia

Telemedicine tools developed at UVA Health to battle Ebola have huge potential in the fight against COVID-19, UVA experts report in a new scientific paper. The tools, they say, allow doctors to provide personal, high-quality care while conserving vital ... More >>

Focused Ultrasound Opening Brain To Previously Impossible Treatments

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 8:15 am | University of Virginia

University of Virginia researchers are pioneering the use of focused ultrasound to defy the brain’s protective barrier so that doctors could, at last, deliver many treatments directly into the brain to battle neurological diseases. The approach, ... More >>

Exercise May Protect Against Deadly COVID-19 Complication, Research Suggests

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 7:16 am | University of Virginia

Regular exercise may reduce the risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome, a major cause of death in patients with the COVID-19 virus, a top exercise researcher reports. He is urging people to exercise based on his findings, which also suggest a potential ... More >>

Childhood Brain Tumor Discovery May Unlock New Treatments For Many Cancers

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 8:25 am | University of Virginia

A surprising discovery about a rare form of childhood brain cancer suggests a new treatment approach for that cancer and, potentially, many others. Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the supposedly ... More >>

Major Asian gene study to help doctors battle disease

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 8:32 am | University of Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 28, 2020 – An ambitious new study of genes in Asian populations is filling in big gaps in our understanding of human genetics, shedding light on the history of human migration and ultimately aiming to improve our ability ... More >>

Scientists ID way to halt blinding eye disease

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 8:14 am | University of Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 22, 2020 – Researchers have successfully treated age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in mice after finding an unexpected link between the two main forms of the blinding eye disease, the leading cause of vision loss in people ... More >>

Fertilization discovery could lead to new male contraceptive

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 8:28 am | University of Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 13, 2019 – An unexpected discovery about fertilization from the University of Virginia School of Medicine reveals new insights on how sperm and egg fuse and could have major implications for couples battling infertility – ... More >>

UVA Identifies Surprising Contributor to Multiple Sclerosis

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 8:16 am | University of Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 7, 2019 – Cells that scientists have largely ignored when studying multiple sclerosis are actually key contributors to MS development, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows. The discovery ... More >>

Scientists Identify Potential Way to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 8:08 am | University of Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Sept. 25, 2019 – Researchers believe they have identified a way to prevent type 1 diabetes by restoring the immune system’s natural balance. The approach may also prove effective for battling other autoimmune diseases such ... More >>

Incredible HULLK controls growth of prostate cancer

Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 8:13 am | University of Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 29, 2019 – Cancer researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified a key to controlling the growth and progression of prostate cancer, the second most common cancer in men. The researchers have dubbed ... More >>