Category: Editors’ Picks



UVA Leads Major Effort to Understand Autism Differences in Boys, Girls

August 12, 2019
The lack of information about autism’s manifestation in girls means many are never diagnosed and miss out on beneficial interventions, UVA's Kevin Pelphrey fears.

Microbiome Research Could Pave Way for Microbe ‘Microbreweries’ Across State

July 19, 2019
A young scientist's pioneering work could lead to a new industry of microbe "microbreweries" that will improve human health by targeting the microbiome.

Unhealthy Gut Promotes Spread of Breast Cancer, Study Finds

June 10, 2019

An unhealthy, inflamed gut causes breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to… read more >

Over the Moon: A UVA Doctor Reflects on Her Work With NASA

April 11, 2019

On March 3, 2016, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly came home from a yearlong stay on the International… read more >

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 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 >