Jeff Elias, MD, Honored as Innovator of Year for Focused Ultrasound Work

The UVA Licensing & Ventures Group has named W. Jeffrey Elias, MD, the 2018 Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year, an award given to university faculty members whose research is making a major impact on society. Elias is recognized for … [Read more...]

Anemia Discovery Offers New Targets to Treat Fatigue That Affects Millions

A new discovery from the School of Medicine has revealed an unknown clockwork mechanism within the body that controls the creation of oxygen-carrying red blood cells. The finding sheds light on iron-restricted anemia that leaves millions of people … [Read more...]

To Russia With Love: UVA Research Team Creates One-of-a-Kind Database

  With the U.S. State Department seeking its assistance, the pressure was on a team of University of Virginia researchers to complete a one-of-a-kind project that could help save lives — and potentially improve relations between the U.S. and … [Read more...]

UVA Researchers Discover a New Target for “Triple-Negative” Breast Cancer

So-called “triple-negative” breast cancer is a particularly aggressive and difficult-to-treat form. It accounts for only about 10 percent of breast cancer cases, but is responsible for about 25 percent of breast cancer fatalities. Triple-negative … [Read more...]

Susan G. Komen Awards UVA $450,000 for Innovative Breast Cancer Research

Scientist Seeks to Harness Gut Bacteria to Battle Tumors and Stop Their Spread CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 23, 2017 – Researcher Melanie Rutkowski, PhD, can envision a day when doctors prescribe a specific diet to prevent the spread of breast cancer. … [Read more...]