Posts by Joshua Barney
October 21, 2021 Prozac Pegged as Potential Treatment for a Leading Cause of Blindness
An antidepressant best known as Prozac could offer the first treatment for the leading cause of blindness among people over 50.
October 19, 2021 Epilepsy research reveals unknown trigger for seizures
Epilepsy seizures can be triggered when a natural braking system meant to control brain activity goes awry, UVA researchers found.
October 13, 2021 Important New Role Discovered for Brain’s Immune Cells
The new finding may prove important in Alzheimer's disease, dementia and stroke, among other conditions.
October 12, 2021 Research Shows Importance of Timely Flu Vaccination
Poor timing of influenza vaccination campaigns led to an increase in premature births and lower birth-weight babies in a region of Brazil.
October 6, 2021 Antibiotics Alone Can’t Protect Kids From Stunted Growth
New findings suggest antibiotics alone won't end the cycle of stunted growth and poverty that afflicts children across the developing world.
September 30, 2021 Toxic DNA Buildup in Eye May Drive Macular Degeneration
Based on the new macular degeneratio discovery, the researchers think it may be possible to treat the disease with common HIV drugs or an even safer alternative.
September 29, 2021 Scientists Target Next Pandemic With ‘Map’ to Victory Over Viruses
An international team of scientists has created a powerful new resource to speed the development of vaccines and treatments to…
September 23, 2021 Scientist Honored With $9 Million From Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Jochen Zimmer, PhD, professor of molecular physiology and biomedical physics at the School of Medicine, has been named an Investigator by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the largest private biomedical research institution in the nation.
September 21, 2021 Bone-Loss Discovery Points to Osteoporosis Treatment
A new discovery about osteoporosis suggests a potential treatment target for that brittle-bone disease and for bone loss from rheumatoid arthritis.
September 20, 2021 UVA Discovers Genes That Cause Obesity
The findings pave the way for treatments to combat obesity, a health problem that affects more than 40% of American adults.