Category: Researcher

A UVA Doctor Reflects on Her Work With NASA

On March 3, 2016, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly came home from a yearlong stay on the International Space Station, and a young physician-scientist, Francine Garrett-Bakelman, was waiting anxiously. She had…

UVA’s Edward H. Egelman Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Sciences

Distinguished Research Career Earns Egelman One of Science’s Top Honors Edward H. Egelman, PhD, of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of…

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.…