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Surprising Contributor to Multiple Sclerosis Identified at UVA

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 suggests…
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UVA Heart Rhythm Experts Bring Lifesaving Devices to Dominican Republic

The distance from Charlottesville to the Dominican Republic is 1,423 miles. But UVA Health and this small Caribbean nation have forged close ties. Over the past decade, UVA cardiovascular experts…
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Scientists Identify Potential Way to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

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…
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UVA Leads Statewide, University-Based Coalition to Battle the Opioid Crisis

he University of Virginia School of Medicine is leading a statewide effort to battle the opioid crisis and reduce the number of Virginians dying from it. Opioids are the leading cause of…

September 16-19: Second-Year Students Present Primary Care Week

On September 16-19, the second-year Generalist Scholars Program students at the School of Medicine will present Primary Care Week. Here is a list of scheduled events: Exposing the Opioid Epidemic with Region…

UVA Leads Major Effort to Understand Autism Differences in Boys, Girls

A pioneering autism researcher at the School of Medicine is spearheading an ambitious effort to understand how autism-spectrum disorders differ in boys and girls as part of the National Institutes…

UVA Reaches Out to Cancer Patients Often Left Unheard

The University of Virginia Cancer Center is reaching out to the people it serves to identify and overcome barriers to care. With the help of UVA’s Center for Survey Research,…

Advanced Cardiac Valve Center Celebrates All-Time High With 200 Procedures

UVA cardiac valve team took time in July to celebrate a significant milestone: the team ended the fiscal year with more than 200 heart valve procedures. This all-time high is…

iTHRIV, Community Groups Partner to Improve Health of Virginians

Four biomedical research projects to improve the health of Virginians will be funded by the integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia, or iTHRIV, a Clinical Translational Science Award Hub.…