Category: Editors’ Picks



How a Cancer-Causing Virus Clings to Human DNA Like a Bur to a Sock

April 22, 2018

Using a homemade, high-tech microscope, scientists at the School of Medicine have revealed how a cancer-causing virus anchors… read more >

This Could Let Doctors Customize Brain’s Immune Response to Diseases

April 11, 2018

The University of Virginia neuroscience lab that discovered that the brain connects directly to the immune system now has… read more >

After Decades of Work, UVA Launches Human Tests of Lung Transplant Drug

March 26, 2018

In the culmination of decades of research at the University of Virginia Health System, doctors have begun human… read more >

Radiologist Harnesses Virtual Reality as Powerful Teaching Tool

March 13, 2018

Physicians, trainees and even laypeople can now join an expert radiologist as he performs one of the most difficult… read more >

Discovery Reveals Way to Stop Inflammation in Alzheimer’s, More

February 26, 2018

A new discovery about the immune system may allow doctors to treat harmful inflammation that damages the brain in… read more >

Macular Degeneration: UVA Discovers Trigger That Leads to Vision Loss for Millions

November 27, 2017

In a major step forward in the battle against macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss among the… read more >

UVA Tests Power of Focused Ultrasound, Immunotherapy to Battle Breast Cancer

November 8, 2017

In its latest pioneering effort to harness the power of focused ultrasound to battle disease, the University of Virginia… read more >

Focused Ultrasound Shows Promise to Treat Parkinson’s Tremor

October 30, 2017

An initial test to determine if focused ultrasound can reduce tremor caused by Parkinson’s disease has produced encouraging results…. read more >

Breastfeeding for Two Months Halves SIDS Risk, Study Finds

October 30, 2017

Breastfeeding for at least two months cuts a baby’s risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) almost in half,… read more >

Susan G. Komen Awards UVA $450,000 for Innovative Breast Cancer Research

October 23, 2017

Researcher Melanie Rutkowski, PhD, can envision a day when doctors prescribe a specific diet to prevent the spread of… read more >