Can Focused Sound Waves Fix Rare “Giggling” Form of Epilepsy?

By Josh Barney, Reprinted from UVA Today What was fiction on a recent episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” is being pioneered for real at the University of Virginia Health System. The episode “Hold Back the River” featured the show’s doctors using … [Read more...]

Mobilizing the University to Fight a Common Killer

  By Charlie Feigenoff. Originally published in UVA Today.) Fibrosis is a deadly thread that winds its way through scores of fatal diseases, from pulmonary fibrosis and heart failure to chronic kidney disease and cirrhosis of the … [Read more...]

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...]