Category: Editors’ Picks



Macular Degeneration: UVA Discovers Trigger That Leads to Vision Loss for Millions

November 27, 2017

In a major step forward in the battle against macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss among the… read more >

UVA Tests Power of Focused Ultrasound, Immunotherapy to Battle Breast Cancer

November 8, 2017

In its latest pioneering effort to harness the power of focused ultrasound to battle disease, the University of Virginia… read more >

Focused Ultrasound Shows Promise to Treat Parkinson’s Tremor

October 30, 2017

An initial test to determine if focused ultrasound can reduce tremor caused by Parkinson’s disease has produced encouraging results…. read more >

Breastfeeding for Two Months Halves SIDS Risk, Study Finds

October 30, 2017

Breastfeeding for at least two months cuts a baby’s risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) almost in half,… read more >

Susan G. Komen Awards UVA $450,000 for Innovative Breast Cancer Research

October 23, 2017

Researcher Melanie Rutkowski, PhD, can envision a day when doctors prescribe a specific diet to prevent the spread of… read more >

Teen 1st in Va. to Receive Gene Therapy in UVA Clinical Trial

September 27, 2017

The School of Medicine has administered its first dose of an experimental immunotherapy for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia that… read more >

New Technique Lets Doctors Predict Genetic Disease Severity

September 12, 2017

An international team of researchers has found a way to diagnose disease and predict patient outcomes simply by measuring… read more >

Antibiotics Found to Weaken Body’s Ability to Fight Off Disease

August 17, 2017

Adding another reason for doctors to avoid the overuse of antibiotics, new research shows that a reduction in the… read more >

Indestructible Virus Yields Secret to Creating Incredibly Durable Materials

July 19, 2017

It’s like the Superman of viruses, astonishingly tough and able to survive in an environment that would dissolve flesh… read more >

Babies Born Big More Likely to Become Obese Children

July 12, 2017

Infants born with a high birthweight are more likely to become obese children, a new study from the read more >