Category: All Releases

UVA IDs Gene Responsible for Deadly Glioblastoma

July 14, 2020
The discovery of the oncogene responsible for glioblastoma could be the brain tumor's Achilles' heel, one researcher says.

Single-Dose Flu Drug Reduces Spread Within Households

July 13, 2020
Only 1.9% of uninfected household contacts who took a single dose of baloxavir marboxil came down with the flu.

Discovery Reveals How Plants Make Cellulose for Strength and Growth

July 9, 2020
The discovery unveils the molecular machinery that plants use to weave cellulose chains into cable-like structures called “microfibrils.”

Lack of Lockdown Increased COVID-19 Deaths in Sweden

July 3, 2020
The study will help doctors understand the effects of individual compliance with infection-control measures.

Exercise Can Slow or Prevent Vision Loss, Study Finds

June 30, 2020
A new study found that exercise reduced the harmful overgrowth of blood vessels in the eyes of lab mice by up to 45%. This tangle of blood vessels is a key contributor to macular degeneration and other eye diseases.

COVID-19 Blood Test Can Predict Disease Severity

June 29, 2020
The COVID-19 discovery could lead to new treatments to prevent deadly “cytokine storms." It also helps explain why diabetes contributes to worse outcomes.

FCC Grant to Expand UVA Health’s COVID-19 Telehealth Care

June 26, 2020
The $767,139 grant will fund important equipment and network upgrades to enhance COVID-19 care.

Fire Ants Limiting Spread of Meat Allergy – But Pose Own Danger

June 24, 2020
Invasive fire ants are limiting the spread of a dangerous meat allergy. But it’s not all good news: The ants can also cause severe allergic reactions.

Visitation Permitted at UVA Inpatient Units, Procedural Areas Beginning June 23

June 23, 2020
UVA Health will permit additional visitation to its inpatient units and procedural areas.

Focused Ultrasound Shows Promise Against Deadliest Brain Tumor

June 22, 2020
Focused ultrasound waves create tiny bubbles inside cancer cells, causing them to die.