Category: Neurosciences & Behavioral Health



Pioneering Research Earns Student Prestigious Howard Hughes Fellowship

April 26, 2017

A promising medical student’s exploration of unknown territory within the central nervous system has received a major boost from… read more >

Focused Ultrasound Named a Top Research Achievement of 2016

April 20, 2017

The University of Virginia Health System’s pioneering use of focused ultrasound to treat essential tremor, the most… 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 >

Unknown soldiers: UVA discovers powerful defenders of the brain

December 19, 2016

UVA researchers discover an influential type of immune cell in the membranes around the brain;
These… read more >

UVA among first to use new tool for noninvasive brain surgery

October 4, 2016

The University of Virginia Health System is the first hospital in Virginia – and among the first in the… read more >

UVA named to 100 great neurosurgery and spine programs list

September 16, 2016

Becker’s Hospital Review selected the University of Virginia Neurosciences Center at UVA Medical Center to… read more >

The results are in! International trial evaluates focused ultrasound for essential tremor

August 25, 2016

A study published today in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine offers the most in-depth assessment… read more >

UVA stroke program honored with two national quality awards

July 18, 2016

For meeting national guidelines to provide fast, high-quality stroke care, the University of Virginia Health System’s stroke… read more >

Shocking new role found for the immune system: Controlling social interaction

July 13, 2016

Researchers determine that the immune system affects – and even controls – social behavior.
Blocking a single… read more >

FDA approves scalpel-free brain surgery for tremor pioneered at UVA

July 12, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first focused ultrasound device to treat essential tremor ,… read more >