Amid Terrorism Fears, Promising Leads in Hunt for Radiation Antidote

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have identified promising drugs that could lead to the first antidote for radiation exposure that might result from a dirty bomb terror attack or a nuclear accident such as Chernobyl. Some of … [Read more...]

UVA Tests Electronic Tablets to Improve Pre-Hospital Stroke Care

A clinical trial testing mobile videoconferencing as a means for physicians to diagnose stroke patients while they’re being transported to the hospital has found that a tablet-based system produced diagnoses highly correlating with a bedside … [Read more...]

‘Bad Guy’ Cells Unexpectedly Prove Vital

They Cause Allergies and Asthma, But They Also May Save Your Life Surprising discovery points to way to prevent life-threatening consequences of C. difficile infections diff kills one in seven infected in North … [Read more...]

Smartphone’s Wild Ride Through a Hospital’s Pneumatic Tube System

Blood Sample Mystery Produces Useful Tool for Hospitals Researchers at the University of Virginia Health System have investigated a strange mystery involving blood samples by sending smartphones hurtling through the hospital’s pneumatic tube system. … [Read more...]

Potential ‘Fountain of Youth’ Gene May Offer Way to Block Detrimental Effects of Aging

A gene that scientific dogma insists is inactive in adults actually plays a vital role in preventing the underlying cause of most heart attacks and strokes, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined. The findings … [Read more...]