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 a specific mechanism for how the … [Read more...]

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, but, frustratingly, experimental treatments consistently … [Read more...]

6 Questions with BIMS Student Mouadh Benamar

UVA students are fascinating. They come from myriad backgrounds and are — in my experience — incredibly selfless, giving, brilliant, and compassionate. Every time I have the pleasure to meet and speak with a student, they find new ways to amaze … [Read more...]

New Dry Eye Treatment To Treat Cause Not Symptoms

UVA School of Medicine researchers have developed a potential therapeutic treatment for dry eye, with human testing to start in March. The drug differs from other treatments of dry eye in that it aims to treat the cause of dry eye instead of masking … [Read more...]

Carrie Cowardin: 30 Under 30 – Healthcare

Carrie Cowardin was earning her doctorate in microbiology and immunology at UVA when she uncovered the true power of the dangerous pathogen C. difficile. Until recently, scientists did not understand what made this particular strain of bacteria so … [Read more...]