Category: Editors’ Picks



Potential Way to Halt Blinding Macular Degeneration Identified

January 22, 2020
It would be the first treatment for dry age-related macular degeneration and could significantly improve treatment for wet AMD.

The Most Comprehensive Study Ever of a Deadly Heart Condition

November 6, 2019
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an abnormal thickening of the heart, can present at any age and is the most common cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes.

Potential Way to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes Identified

September 25, 2019
The same approach that could prevent diabetes may also prove effective for battling autoimmune diseases such as lupus and eczema.

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.”