Josh joined the Health System in 2011 as a writer and editor. He previously worked at The Daily Progress newspaper in Charlottesville, Va., first as a reporter and then as an editor. He is a graduate of UVA. Josh primarily covers research and the School of Medicine.
An unhealthy, inflamed gut causes breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to other parts of the body, new research from the UVA Cancer Center suggests.
Melanie Rutkowski, PhD, of UVA’s
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology, found that
disrupting the microbiome of mice caused… read more >
A researcher from the School of Medicine is helping to lead a new study to understand why people born in rural communities in the South live shorter and less healthy lives than their counterparts elsewhere in the country.
The Risk Underlying Rural Areas
Longitudinal Study (RURAL) will allow… read more >
Integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV), which
aims to improve the health of people across the state and beyond, is seeking
nonprofit or government organizations to partner with researchers to address
community health needs and improve public health.
501(c)(3) nonprofits or government agencies are eligible for up to $20,000 to
fund health-related… read more >
Researchers at the School of Medicine have shed light on how cancers hijack the body’s natural wound-healing response to grow and spread.
The researchers have
identified specific processes within endothelial cells – the cells that line
blood vessels – that tumors use to build out their own blood supply. These processes
are… read more >
Almost 70% of babies who died
from sleep-related suffocation between 2011 and 2014 did so because of soft
bedding, a new study reveals. The finding underscores physicians’ urgent
message to new parents that babies should sleep only in cribs or bassinets free
of blankets, toys and other potential hazards.
Unintentional suffocation is
the No…. read more >
A new discovery
about dangerous C. difficile diarrhea
has identified a new way that the bacteria – and possibly others like it –
cause severe disease. C. diff is the
most common hospital-acquired infection and estimated to result in 453,000 cases per year, with 29,300
The new finding from the School… read more >
Scientists have made a
surprising discovery about how strange bacteria that live in soil and sediment can
conduct electricity. The bacteria do so, the researchers determined, through a seamless
biological structure never before seen in nature – a structure scientists can
co-opt to miniaturize electronics, create powerful-yet-tiny batteries, build pacemakers
without wires and develop a host of… read more >