Brain Discovery at UVA Makes ‘Most Promising Medical Advances’ List

By Josh Barney, jdb9a@virginia.edu University of Virginia School of Medicine discovery about the role of the brain’s cleaning system in aging and Alzheimer’s disease has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as one of 2018’s most … [Read more...]

HPV Discovery Raises Hope for New Cervical Cancer Treatments

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have made a discovery about human papillomavirus (HPV) that could lead to new treatments for cervical cancer and other cancers caused by the virus. HPV is responsible for nearly all … [Read more...]

New Gene Targets Discovered for Treatment of Inflammatory Disease

By Josh Barney, jdb9a@virginia.edu 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 … [Read more...]

Discovery May Reduce Need for Life-Threatening Amputations

By Fariss Sam (Reprinted from UVA Today, Dec. 18, 2018) What started as an incidental discovery in a chemistry lab has turned into a project to help drug makers and doctors better heal the common and often intractable foot wounds of diabetes … [Read more...]

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 surgery for patients with early-stage … [Read more...]