Category: Research

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

10/26/2018

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

10/10/2018

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…

Kids and Concussions: UVA Physician Helps Craft New CDC Treatment Guideline

9/24/2018

By Eric Swensen A University of Virginia Health System emergency medicine physician helped develop new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) treatment recommendations for children with concussions, also known…

UVA Identifies Brain’s Lymphatic Vessels as New Avenue to Treat Multiple Sclerosis

9/19/2018

By Josh Barney, jdb9a@virginia.edu (Reprinted from UVA Today) Lymphatic vessels that clean the brain of harmful material play a crucial role in the development and progression of multiple sclerosis, new research from the University…

Engineers, Physician Collaborating to Detect Impending Asthma Attacks

9/5/2018

By Fariss Samarrai (Reprinted from UVA Today, 09/04/18) About 5 percent of asthma patients suffer from frequent and severe sudden chest tightness that disrupts breathing, often leading to an emergency room…

UVA Developing ‘Two-Headed Arrow’ to Kill Ovarian Cancer Tumors

8/30/2018

By Josh Barney, jdb9a@virginia.edu A University of Virginia School of Medicine researcher is developing a two-fisted, antibody-based approach to destroying deadly ovarian cancer – an approach he believes could also be modified to kill…

Autism Risk Determined by Health of Mom’s Gut, UVA Research Reveals

7/20/2018

July 18, 2018, Josh Barney, jdb9a@virginia.edu The risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the mother’s microbiome – the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us – during pregnancy, new…

Pediatric Oncologist’s Work Among Top 10 Clinical Research Achievements of 2017

6/25/2018

By Dan Heuchert (reprinted from UVA Today, May 23, 2018) A University of Virginia School of Medicine researcher’s pioneering work in childhood cancer has been honored as one of the top 10 clinical research…