Posts by Joshua Barney
September 19, 2023 A Simple Shift to Improve Medical Education
School of Medicine educators are seeking to improve patient care, prevent medical mistakes and, ultimately, produce better doctors by enhancing how undergraduates are taught clinical reasoning.
September 14, 2023 Chemo Drug Could Prevent Deadly Heart Failure
A powerful new drug-screening tool developed at UVA Health has identified a promising potential treatment for heart failure.
August 31, 2023 Radical New Approach to Managing Type 2 Diabetes Receives $3.5 Million
The National Institutes of Health has provided $3.5 million for a large-scale clinical trial testing a radical new approach to managing type 2 diabetes that, in an earlier study, put almost 70% of participants in remission without weight loss or medication.
August 23, 2023 New Drug a Breakthrough for Brain Tumor That Strikes the Young
A top UVA Health cancer expert is highlighting how the drug vorasidenib could transform treatment of a brain tumor that often afflicts younger people.
August 21, 2023 Can Sound Waves Help People Quit Cocaine? UVA Health Focuses In
UVA Health scientists have launched a clinical trial, believed to be the first of its kind in the world, to test whether low-intensity focused ultrasound can help reprogram brain cells to reduce the desire for cocaine.
August 14, 2023 Coronary Artery Disease Discovery Offers Answers About No. 1 Killer
UVA Health researchers probing the causes of coronary artery disease – the nation’s No. 1 killer – have identified critical…
August 10, 2023 Surprise COVID Discovery Helps Explain How Coronaviruses Jump Species
Unexpected new insights into how COVID-19 infects cells help explain why coronaviruses are so good at jumping from species to species and will help scientists better predict how COVID-19 will evolve.
July 26, 2023 Enhanced Light Sensitivity May Play Key Role in Alzheimer’s
Increased sensitivity to light may contribute to both 'sundowning' -- the worsening of symptoms late in the day -- and to disease progression, new research indicates. Light therapy may help, the findings suggest.
July 24, 2023 Inflammation Discovery Could Slow Aging, Prevent Age-Related Diseases
School of Medicine researchers have identified a key trigger for "inflammaging" – inflammation that drives aging.
July 18, 2023 For Some, Storing Fat Around Waist May Not Up Diabetes Risk
Conventional wisdom holds that storing fat at the waist increases a person's risk for type 2 diabetes. But that may not be the case for everyone, surprising new research suggests.