Baffling Lab Mystery Leads to Major Red Blood Cell Discovery

Researchers Can Trigger Production of Oxygen-Carrying Cells on Demand. A bizarre result of a routine lab experiment has led researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine to an unexpected new way to trigger the production of red … [Read more...]

Driving Safety Appears to Improve when Correcting Astigmatism with Toric Contact Lenses

Driving is a nearly universal activity of daily living that depends heavily on rapid visual updating. Both transient and sustained visual disruptions have the potential to compromise safety. In this regard, contact lens wearers with low amounts of … [Read more...]

University of Virginia project turns an ordinary smartphone into an artificial pancreas.

A high-tech University of Virginia project to turn an ordinary smartphone into an artificial pancreas that could transform the lives of people with type-1 diabetes has received a $3.4 million grant from the National Institutes of … [Read more...]

Affordable Care Act Benefitted Virginians With HIV

Affordable Care Act Benefitted Virginians With HIV Study Directly Compares Affordable Care Act Outcomes With Previous Standard In an important examination of the effect of the Affordable Care Act, researchers have determined that low-income … [Read more...]

Cell Surface Discovery May Lead to Major Breakthrough in Cancer Treatment

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have discovered a new strategy for attacking cancer cells that could fundamentally alter the way doctors treat and prevent the deadly disease. By more selectively targeting cancer cells, this … [Read more...]