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New Gene Targets Discovered for Treatment of Inflammatory Disease

A group of genes that has been largely ignored by scientists could play critical roles in atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), inflammation, and likely obesity and other metabolic diseases, new research suggests. The discovery was…

New Breast Cancer Approach Being Tested by Husband-and-Wife Doctors at UVA

By Joshua Barney Husband-and-wife doctors at the UVA Cancer Center have been awarded more than $1.8 million from the National Institutes of Health for their effort to improve radiation therapy and breast…

Photos: Medical and Nursing Students Unwind with Comforting Canine Companions

Call it the paws that refresh: University of Virginia medical and nursing students took a break from their studies to de-stress with comforting canine companions. UVA’s popular therapy dogs —…

UVA School of Medicine Recognized Nationally for Diversity, Inclusion Efforts

For its commitment to diversity and inclusion, the University of Virginia School of Medicine has earned a national award from a higher education magazine. For the seventh consecutive year, UVA…

Study Suggests Simple Scoring System Could Help Patients Avoid Diabetes

By Josh Barney A simple scoring system can track the reduction in diabetes risk produced by lifestyle changes and medication in people with pre-diabetes, a new study has found. The findings…