Posts by Joshua Barney
September 22, 2022 Unhealthy Gut Helps Breast Cancer Spread, Research Reveals
An unhealthy gut triggers changes in normal breast tissue that helps breast cancer spread to other parts of the body, new research shows.
September 21, 2022 Discovery Could Power Up Platelet Production to Battle Blood Shortages
In addition to making available more lifesaving platelets for transfusion, the discovery could help doctors better treat both cancer and thrombocytopenia, a clotting disorder that often strikes newborns in intensive care.
September 16, 2022 Test Can ID Patients at Risk for Severe COVID-19, Study Suggests
A genomic test being developed by a Charlottesville company can predict a patient’s risk of developing severe COVID-19, new research from UVA Health suggests. That information could help doctors identify patients at high risk for poor outcomes and quickly begin tailored treatment.
September 14, 2022 A New Way to Detect Peripheral Artery Disease
Cardiovascular experts at UVA Health have found a new way to track peripheral artery disease, a condition that affects 200 million people worldwide.
September 12, 2022 $15 Million From Leducq Foundation Boosts Atherosclerosis Research
Diseases linked to atherosclerosis are the leading cause of death in the United States.
September 1, 2022 Data on Cancer Risk From Hormone Therapy ‘Reassuring,’ Menopause Experts Say
A new scientific paper and other recent evidence offer important context about the risk of breast cancer from hormone therapy to treat menopause symptoms, two School of Medicine menopause experts say.
August 30, 2022 Gut Discovery Could Have Big Benefits for Human Health
A new discovery about how the microbes in our gut regulate the body’s biological clock could benefit everything from jet lag to chemo.
August 24, 2022 Organ-Development Discovery to Boost Battle Against Cancer
A new discovery from the School of Medicine reveals a critical process that detetermines how our lungs, liver and digestive tract form.
August 17, 2022 UVA Creates Potent New Tool to Advance Medical Research
The tool will benefit essentially every area of biomedical research, including the battle against cancer, Alzheimer’s and other diseases.
August 11, 2022 Eczema Treatment Cuts Risk of Death From COVID-19
A monoclonal antibody used to treat asthma and eczema can improve survival for patients with moderate to severe COVID-19, a clinical trial at UVA Health suggests.