Category: Neurosciences & Behavioral Health

Large-scale genetic study provides new insight into causes of stroke

March 12, 2018

An international research consortium studying 520,000 individuals from around the world has identified 22 new genetic risk factors for… read more >

UVA Named to National List of Great Neurosurgery, Spine Programs

February 7, 2018

National healthcare publication Becker’s Hospital Review recently honored University of Virginia Medical Center on its list of 100 hospitals… 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 >

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 >

UVA Earns National Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

August 30, 2017

For providing high-quality care for stroke patients with complex health needs, the University of Virginia Stroke Center at… read more >

U.S. News & World Report Ranks UVA as No. 1 Hospital in Virginia

August 8, 2017

The 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” guide rates University of Virginia Medical Center as the No…. read more >

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 >