Category: Editors’ Picks

Diet, Gut Microbes Affect Chemotherapy Outcomes

June 2, 2020
What we eat can affect the outcome of chemotherapy – and likely many other medical treatments – because of ripple effects that begin in our gut, new research suggests.

Heart Attacks, Heart Failure, Stroke: COVID-19’s Cardiovascular Complications

May 15, 2020
A new guide from emergency medicine doctors details the potentially deadly cardiovascular complications COVID-19 can cause.

Telehealth Tools Developed for Ebola Improve COVID Care

May 11, 2020
The telehealth tools allow doctors to provide personal, high-quality care while conserving vital personal protective equipment and reducing infection risks.

COVID-19: Drug Tested at UVA Speeds Recovery

April 30, 2020
The antiviral helped patients with advanced cases recover 31% faster than patients who received a placebo, the National Institutes of Health reports.

COVID-19: Exercise May Help Prevent Deadly Complication

April 15, 2020
Researcher Zhen Yan, PhD, is urging people to exercise based on his COVID-19 findings, which also suggest a potential treatment approach.

Brain Discovery Suggests Source of Lifelong Behavioral Issues

April 8, 2020
The brain finding also could have important implications for a wide range of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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.