Category: News

New Discovery About Dangerous C. Difficile Diarrhea

A new discovery about dangerous C. difficile diarrhea has identified a new way that the bacteria – and possibly others like it – cause severe disease. C. diff is the most common hospital-acquired infection…

Electricity-Conducting Bacteria Yield Secret to Tiny Batteries, Big Medical Advances

Scientists at the University of Virginia and elsewhere have made a surprising discovery about how strange bacteria that live in soil and sediment can conduct electricity. The bacteria do so,…

New Approach to Repairing Damaged Peripheral Nervous System Discovered

A new University of Virginia study proves that a damaged peripheral nervous system is capable of repairing itself – when healthy cells are recruited there from the central nervous system.…

“Ultrasound Is the New Stethoscope,” and Other Things I Learned from the UVA-Guatemala Initiative

Last fall, UVA Connect sat down with David Burt, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the UVA-Guatemala Initiative (UVA-GI), to discuss the UVA-Guatemala Initiative’s collaboration to design, build, and implement the Information…

Congratulations SMD19, on a Successful Match Day!

On Friday, March 15, the UVA School of Medicine’s Class of 2019 learned where they will continue their training as residents at hospitals across the country, including UVA Medical Center.…