Congratulations to the SOM Class of 2017

Watch the Video and see the slideshow below of the Class 2017 UVA School of Medicine Graduation, May 21, 2017. https://youtu.be/vyNt7oRJp1g SlideShow of 2017 UVA School of Medicine Graduation. Training healthcare providers of the future is one … [Read more...]

A 350-Year-Old Clock Mystery Sheds Light on Human Health

A peculiar phenomenon observed in pendulum clocks in 1665 also explains how the body times the replacement of disease-preventing cells in our guts, researchers have found. The discovery could help doctors determine when to give drugs, cancer … [Read more...]

Reversing Depression Symptoms in Mice Using Probiotics Found in Yogurt

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have reversed depression symptoms in mice by feeding them Lactobacillus, a probiotic bacteria found in live-cultures yogurt. Further, they have discovered a specific mechanism for how the … [Read more...]

UVA Researchers Target Mysteries of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy affects one in 3,500 boys, stealing their ability to walk by age 12 and typically killing them by their mid-20s. Doctors know what causes the muscle-wasting disease, but, frustratingly, experimental treatments consistently … [Read more...]

Carrie Cowardin: 30 Under 30 – Healthcare

Carrie Cowardin was earning her doctorate in microbiology and immunology at UVA when she uncovered the true power of the dangerous pathogen C. difficile. Until recently, scientists did not understand what made this particular strain of bacteria so … [Read more...]