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New Discovery About Dangerous C. Difficile Diarrhea

A new discovery about dangerous C. difficile diarrhea has identified a new way that the bacteria – and possibly others like it – cause severe disease. C. diff is the most common hospital-acquired infection…

Electricity-Conducting Bacteria Yield Secret to Tiny Batteries, Big Medical Advances

Scientists at the University of Virginia and elsewhere have made a surprising discovery about how strange bacteria that live in soil and sediment can conduct electricity. The bacteria do so,…

New Approach to Repairing Damaged Peripheral Nervous System Discovered

A new University of Virginia study proves that a damaged peripheral nervous system is capable of repairing itself – when healthy cells are recruited there from the central nervous system.…

NIH Provides $23 Million for Statewide Translational Research Institute

The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) has been awarded a five-year grant of nearly $23 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance innovative ideas…

‘Moonlighting’ Metabolism Molecule May Play Role in Eating Disorders

Dove-Anna Johnson spent last summer trying to determine what creates eating disorders. Johnson, a University of Virginia student whose research is funded through a Harrison Undergraduate Research Grant, investigated the…