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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 >>

A sweet way to make everyday things almost indestructible

Friday, 28 June 2019, 8:25 am | University of Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 27, 2019 – The secret to making clothing practically indestructible could be the same thing that makes us grow out of it: sugar. A new discovery from the University of Virginia School of Medicine reveals how sugars could ... More >>

1st Test of Focused Ultrasound to Destroy Breast Tumors

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:19 pm | University of Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 25, 2014 – Expanding its pioneering work in the field of focused ultrasound , the University of Virginia Health System has launched the nation’s first clinical trial testing the technology’s potential to treat benign ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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