Smartphone’s Wild Ride Through a Hospital’s Pneumatic Tube System

Blood Sample Mystery Produces Useful Tool for Hospitals Researchers at the University of Virginia Health System have investigated a strange mystery involving blood samples by sending smartphones hurtling through the hospital’s pneumatic tube system. … [Read more...]

Potential ‘Fountain of Youth’ Gene May Offer Way to Block Detrimental Effects of Aging

A gene that scientific dogma insists is inactive in adults actually plays a vital role in preventing the underlying cause of most heart attacks and strokes, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined. The findings … [Read more...]

UVA Med Student Plays Ukulele to Comfort Patients

Thomas Ball, as a third year of medical school, found himself standing in a patient’s doorway, holding a ukulele. He scanned the room for IV poles and active interventions for the patient, who was blind and hard of hearing. Ball stood in the doorway … [Read more...]

New Blood Test at UVA Offers Better Monitoring of Diabetes

Improved A1C Test Can Also Predict Diabetes Risk, Detect Blood Abnormalities A new, more precise version of the A1C test, which is used to monitor diabetes over time, is now being offered at the University of Virginia Health System. The improved … [Read more...]

Sweeping Review of Human Genome IDs Stroke Risk Genes

Largest Study of Its Kind Targets Debilitating and Often Fatal Ischemic Strokes Researchers seeking to better understand how our genes contribute to stroke risk have completed what is believed to be the largest and most comprehensive review of the … [Read more...]