Category: All Releases

Discovery May Explain a Great Mystery of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

February 14, 2019
The cells may die because of naturally occurring gene variation in our brain cells that were, until recently, assumed to be genetically identical.

Antidepressant Medication Could Stop Deadly Sepsis, Study Suggests

February 13, 2019
An antidepressant used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder could save people from deadly sepsis, new research suggests.

Get the Latest on UVA’s Artificial Pancreas With Testing Nearly Complete

February 12, 2019

A University of Virginia School of Medicine researcher will provide updates on a UVA-developed artificial pancreas – including early… read more >

Surprise Rheumatoid Arthritis Discovery Points to New Treatment

February 7, 2019
The discovery, emerging from the School of Medicine’s new affiliation with Inova Health, may also lead to a simple blood test to detect people at elevated risk for rheumatoid arthritis.

Scientists Seeking to Regrow Kidneys Make Promising Discovery

February 6, 2019
The finding could help doctors regenerate kidneys in adults and children alike.

UVA Honored on National List of Great Neurosurgery, Spine Programs

January 31, 2019
This is the fifth consecutive year UVA has earned the prestigious honor from Becker's Hospital Review.

UVA Expands Diabetes Technology Clinic

January 28, 2019
The expanded outpatient clinic helps patients with type 1 diabetes and insulin-dependent patients with type 2 diabetes access the best and latest technology.

NIH Salutes Brain Discovery in List of 2018’s Most Promising Medical Advances

January 21, 2019
The discovery identifies an important role for the brain’s cleaning system in aging and Alzheimer’s disease.

Exercise Before Surgery Can Protect Muscles and Nerves, Study Shows

January 15, 2019
UVA researchers are working to improve outcomes for people who suffer ischemia reperfusion injury, including surgery and trauma patients and soldiers injured on the battlefield.

FDA Approves Scalpel-Free Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease Tremor

January 3, 2019
“We are very excited about this approval,” said UVA neurosurgeon Jeff Elias, who led the testing of the technology. “Now, patients with Parkinson’s disease will have more options if their symptoms become refractory to medication.”