Posts by Joshua Barney
February 23, 2022 UVA Reveals How Sleeping Immune Cells Wake to Fight Familiar Foes
With scientists counting on our immune systems’ “memory” to provide long-term protection against severe COVID-19, School of Medicine researchers and their collaborators have shed light on how one such type of “memory” cells mounts powerful defenses against subsequent infections.
January 26, 2022 New Brain Metastases Guidelines to Improve Care, Patient Survival
The new guidelines for treating cancers that have spread to the brain (brain metastases) were assembled by a blue-ribbon panel co-chaired by UVA Cancer Center's David Schiff, MD.
January 20, 2022 Survey Finds Support for Cancer Warnings on Alcohol
Less than half of Americans understand that alcohol consumption increases cancer risk, and a majority say they would support warning labels and drinking guidelines to increase awareness, a new survey finds.
January 18, 2022 Epilepsy Research Boosts Case for New Gene Therapy
New research suggests how a newly developed gene therapy can treat Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, and potentially prolong survival for people with the condition.
January 12, 2022 Powerful Computer Models ID Weaknesses in Deadly C. difficile
The researchers say their new work represents a significant step forward in the use of a form of predictive computer modeling called GENREs to battle infectious diseases.
January 11, 2022 Blood Pressure Drugs May Cause Kidney Damage, Study Suggests
New research is raising concerns that long-term use of drugs commonly prescribed to treat high-blood pressure and heart failure could be contributing to kidney damage.
December 30, 2021 Visitors Not Permitted at UVA Medical Center Beginning Tonight
With COVID-19 cases surging, new visitation restrictions are going into place at UVA Health.
December 21, 2021 Pandemic Plan to Speed Treatment in Weeks, Not Months
An international team of scientists has created a plan for an accelerated pipeline for developing drug cocktails to battle the…
December 13, 2021 Colorectal Cancer Screening Lagging Among Rural Women
Women who live in urban and rural areas get screened for breast cancer at similar rates, but rural women get screened for colorectal cancer at significantly lower rates than their urban counterparts, new research reveals.
December 9, 2021 Fecal Transplant Discovery Could Improve Care for Dangerous Infections
New research sheds light on why a fecal transplant can benefit patients with recurrent C. difficile infections.