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Major Epilepsy Study Offers Much-Needed Answers On 3 Lifesaving Seizure Drugs

There are effective treatments to stop life-threatening epilepsy seizures when the initial treatment has failed, a sweeping new study reveals. The study offers important answers about three such emergency drugs…

Faculty Spotlight: George Bloom Seeks to Untangle Alzheimer’s Riddle

Editor's Note: One in an occasional series about University of Virginia faculty members who are helping to make the University both great and good. Today’s installment features biology and neuroscience…

Faculty Spotlight: How One Professor Is Finding Cures With Computer Algorithms

Editor's Note: One in an occasional series about University of Virginia faculty members who are helping to make the University both great and good. Today’s installment features Jason Papin, a…

Seizures in Babies: UVA Doctor Sheds Light on Why They Have Lifelong Effects

A doctor at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital is using an elegant new approach to mapping brain activity to shed light on what happens during seizures in newborns that…

The Meat Allergy: UVA Identifies Biological Changes Triggered By Tick Bites

University of Virginia School of Medicine scientist has, for the first time, identified key immunological changes in people who abruptly develop an allergic reaction to mammalian meat, such as beef. His…

Artificial Pancreas Controls Blood Glucose Levels Better Than Current Technology

A multicenter, randomized clinical trial evaluating a new artificial pancreas system – which automatically monitors and regulates blood glucose levels – has found that the new system was more effective…