Category: Researcher

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.…

NIH Provides $23 Million for Statewide Translational Research Institute

The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) has been awarded a five-year grant of nearly $23 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance innovative ideas…

Scientists Seeking to Regrow Kidneys Make Promising Discovery

Scientists seeking to regrow damaged kidneys have discovered that blocked kidneys in newborns have a remarkable ability to repair themselves after the obstruction is removed. The finding offers insights into…