Category: Research

Lung Research Suggests New Way to Detect, Monitor Lung Diseases

New lung research from an international team of scientists could offer doctors a new way to detect and monitor progressive lung diseases — and may also shed light on the…

New Brain Cancer Guidelines Set to Improve Care, Increase Patient Survival

New guidelines for treating cancers that have spread to the brain are poised to improve care for patients and help many live longer, better lives. The new guidelines come from…

Should Alcohol Have Warning Labels  About Cancer Risk? Most Americans Say Yes

Less than half of Americans understand that alcohol consumption increases cancer risk, and a majority of people surveyed say they would support warning labels and drinking guidelines to increase awareness.…

Research Boosts Case for New Gene Therapy  to Treat Severe Form of Epilepsy

Research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests how a newly developed gene therapy can treat Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, and potentially prolong survival for…

Powerful Computer Models ID Weaknesses in Deadly C. difficile

University of Virginia researchers have used advanced computer modeling to better understand potentially deadly C. difficile infections that often plague hospitalized patients. The researchers say their new work represents a significant step…

Blood Pressure Drugs May Cause Kidney Damage, Study Suggests

New kidney research from the School of Medicine is raising concerns that long-term use of drugs commonly prescribed to treat high-blood pressure and heart failure could be contributing to kidney…

First 100 Days as Dean: Pride, Progress and Pizza

It just so happens that Christmas Eve marked my 100th day as dean of this great school. My husband Marco, who is Sicilian, and I share in his annual tradition…

Treatments in Weeks, Not Months: Scientists Develop Ambitious Pandemic Response Plan

An international team of scientists has created a plan for an accelerated pipeline for developing drug cocktails to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. The pipeline could speed new and better treatments…

Petri Honored for Lifetime of Research

Dr. William A. Petri Jr., vice chair for research and former chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health in the Department of Medicine, received the National Foundation for…

Fecal Transplant Discovery Could Improve Care for Dangerous Infections

New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine sheds light on why fecal transplants benefit patients with dangerous recurrent C. difficile infections — and suggests a way to improve patient outcomes. C.…