Category: Editors’ Picks



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 >

Autism Risk Determined By Health of Mom’s Microbiome, UVA Finds

July 17, 2018

• The mother’s microbiome, the collection of microscopic organisms that live inside us, determines the risk of autism and… read more >

UVA Develops Way to Create Drugs Without Side Effects

July 6, 2018

A new technique for precisely targeting molecules within cells is paving the way for safer drugs that are free… read more >

Tick-Borne Meat Sensitivity Linked to Heart Disease

June 14, 2018

School of Medicine researchers have linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat – a sensitivity spread by… read more >

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 >