Category: Editors’ Picks



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 >

NIH Awards $8.6 Million for Bold Bid to Transform Lung Transplants

June 28, 2017

Researchers at the School of Medicine have received more than $8.6 million in federal grants to support efforts… read more >

Precision Medicine Collides With A Clock Mystery From 1665

May 23, 2017

An odd phenomenon observed in 1665 explains how the body knows when to replace disease-preventing cells in our guts…. read more >

UVA Finds Way to View Genes in Live Cells

April 13, 2017

For Mazhar Adli, the little glowing dots dancing about on the computer screen are nothing less than the fulfillment… read more >

Pneumonia Discovery May Help Vulnerable Patients

March 24, 2017

A hormone responsible for controlling iron metabolism helps fight off a severe form of bacterial pneumonia, researchers… read more >

Probiotic in Yogurt Reverses Depression

March 7, 2017

Lactobacillus – a probiotic bacteria found in yogurt – can reverse depression symptoms and anxiety… read more >

UVA Health System’s Petri named Virginia Outstanding Scientist

February 9, 2017

The University of Virginia Health System’s  William A. Petri Jr., MD, PhD , was named… read more >

Final artificial pancreas clinical trials now open

February 7, 2017

Clinical trials are now enrolling to provide the final tests for a University of Virginia-developed artificial pancreas to automatically… read more >