Posts by Joshua Barney
January 21, 2021 Strange Colon Discovery Explains Racial Disparities in Colorectal Cancer
The colons of African-Americans and people of European descent age differently, helping explain racial disparities in colorectal cancer – the cancer that killed “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman at only 43.
January 20, 2021 UVA Scientists Named to National Academy of Inventors
Robin A. Felder, PhD, and Boris Kovatchev, PhD, were recognized for their pioneering and prolific work.
January 13, 2021 COVID-19 Trial, Conducted by Mail, Tests Drug to Prevent Hospitalization
At-risk people diagnosed with COVID-19 across the United States and Canada can participate in the testing of a common antidepressant.
January 12, 2021 iTHRIV Distributes $200,000 to Fund Innovative Research Projects
The early phase research projects will help accelerate the discovery of potential treatment options for Parkinson’s disease, celiac disease and epilepsy, as well innovation in the fields of telemedicine and pediatric heart transplant.
January 6, 2021 Focused Ultrasound Shows Promise for Parkinson’s Disease
A scalpel-free alternative to brain surgery has the potential to benefit people with Parkinson’s disease symptoms that are more severe on one side of the body, new research suggests.
December 17, 2020 UVA Tests ‘Radically Different’ Approach to Managing Type 2 Diabetes
Daniel Cox, PhD, said his diabetes-management program “flies in the face of conventionality” in that it doesn’t insist on weight loss.
December 9, 2020 UVA Aims to Battle Disease by Understanding Effects of Exercise
A top exercise researcher and colleagues at the School of Medicine have launched an ambitious effort to understand the whole-body…
December 8, 2020 UVA IDs Genes That Influence Our Risk for Deadly Coronary Artery Disease
Doctors may be able to use the findings to ID those at high risk for coronary artery disease and to develop new ways to treat and prevent it.
December 4, 2020 UVA Aims to Improve Sepsis Treatment, Save Lives in Africa
Doctors from UVA Health are working with their colleagues in sub-Saharan Africa to combat the deadly combination of sepsis and tuberculosis.
December 3, 2020 Baby’s First Breath Triggers Life-Saving Changes in the Brain
Here's how something amazing happens when a baby takes a first breath. The discovery could shed light on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).