Category: Researcher

New Gene Targets Discovered for Treatment of Inflammatory Disease

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 suggests. The discovery was…

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…

Study Suggests Simple Scoring System Could Help Patients Avoid Diabetes

By Josh Barney A simple scoring system can track the reduction in diabetes risk produced by lifestyle changes and medication in people with pre-diabetes, a new study has found. The findings…

Creating a Simpler Way to Solve the Complex Mysteries of the Microbiome

By Josh Barney This much is clear: The tiny bacteria that live on and inside us are tremendously important for our health and well-being, affecting everything from our mood to the risk of autism.…

UVA Research Reveals Unseen Infections Harming World’s Children

By Josh Barney, jdb9a@virginia.edu Children around the world are suffering from unnoticed infections that are stunting their growth and mental development, new research from an international coalition of scientists reveals. Up to…