Category: Editors’ Picks



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.

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.”

Husband-and-Wife Doctors Receive $1.8 Million to Test New Breast Cancer Approach

November 15, 2018
Radiation oncologist Timothy Showalter, MD, and breast cancer surgeon Shayna L. Showalter, MD, are working to improve care for women with early-stage breast cancer.

UVA Discovers Link Between Severity of Cold Symptoms, Bacteria Living in Your Nose

September 26, 2018
In news with several layers of weird, researchers have determined that the mix of bacteria that live inside your nose correlates with the type and severity of cold symptoms you develop.

UVA Identifies Brain’s Lymphatic Vessels as New Avenue to Treat Multiple Sclerosis

September 17, 2018

Lymphatic vessels that clean the brain of harmful material play a crucial role in the development and progression of… read more >

Kids and Concussions: UVA Physician Helps Craft New CDC Treatment Guideline

September 4, 2018

A University of Virginia Health System emergency medicine physician helped develop new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)… read more >

New Technique Lets Us See Brain Cells Talk, Shedding Light on Neurological Diseases

August 23, 2018

Scientists have developed a way to see brain cells talk – to actually see neurons communicate in bright, vivid… read more >

U.S. News & World Report: UVA is No. 1 Hospital in Virginia

August 14, 2018

For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked University of Virginia Medical Center as the… read more >

Brain Discovery Could Block Aging’s Terrible Toll on the Mind

July 25, 2018

Aging vessels connecting the brain and the immune system play critical roles in both Alzheimer’s disease and the decline… read more >