Author: ran2n@virginia.edu

A Year in Review

Dear Colleagues: The other day while my wife and I were having morning coffee, we realized that I’m starting my third year as dean of the School of Medicine! We…

Saavedra Appointed Chair of the Department of Dermatology

Arturo P. Saavedra, MD, PhD, MBA I am pleased to announce that Arturo P. Saavedra, MD, PhD, MBA, has been appointed as Chair of the Department of Dermatology, effective October…

A 350-Year-Old Clock Mystery Sheds Light on Human Health

A peculiar phenomenon observed in pendulum clocks in 1665 also explains how the body times the replacement of disease-preventing cells in our guts, researchers have found. The discovery could help…

2017 Diploma Ceremony Live

The Class of 2017 Diploma Ceremony will be available on Facebook Live. Streaming live from the Paramount Theatre in Downtown Charlottesville Virginia. Watch it from anywhere; find it on our…

Discovery About the Heart Sheds Light on Deadly Disease

Kidney research at the University of Virginia School of Medicine has unexpectedly led to a discovery about the formation of the heart, including the identification of a gene responsible for…

Reversing Depression Symptoms in Mice Using Probiotics Found in Yogurt

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have reversed depression symptoms in mice by feeding them Lactobacillus, a probiotic bacteria found in live-cultures yogurt. Further, they have discovered…

UVA Researchers Target Mysteries of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy affects one in 3,500 boys, stealing their ability to walk by age 12 and typically killing them by their mid-20s. Doctors know what causes the muscle-wasting disease,…