Category: Neurosciences & Behavioral Health

Concussion Discovery Reveals Dire, Unknown Effects of Even Mild TBI

September 10, 2020
Even mild concussions cause severe and long-lasting impairments in the brain’s ability to clean itself, and this may seed it for Alzheimer’s, dementia and other neurodegenerative problems.

Strokes in Babies: Here’s How the Body Rushes to the Rescue

August 26, 2020
New research is shedding light on the brain’s immune defenses – and how those defenses respond to strokes that strike one in 4,000 babies.

Top Coma Experts Seek to Improve Patient Outcomes

August 18, 2020
Leading coma experts have created an ambitious plan to help doctors better care for comatose patients and answer that most awful question: “Will my loved one wake up?”

Stroke: Online Calculator Can Predict Your Risk

August 13, 2020
Doctors can predict patients' risk of ischemic stroke by using a tool developed by a UVA pediatrician and his collaborator.

Why is Stroke So Deadly for People of African Descent?

July 31, 2020
An international team of scientists has completed the largest analysis of stroke-risk genes ever undertaken in people of African descent.

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

July 28, 2020
It's the fifth consecutive year. The publication also ranks eight UVA specialties among the best in the nation.

Focused Ultrasound Shows Promise Against Deadliest Brain Tumor

June 22, 2020
Focused ultrasound waves create tiny bubbles inside cancer cells, causing them to die.

New Stroke Guidelines Aim to Improve Care Amid COVID-19

May 28, 2020
Top stroke experts have issued new guidance to ensure stroke patients receive safe, timely care while preventing the transmission of COVID-19.

Team-Up Targets Spinal Cord Injuries

April 29, 2020
Two top scientists are seeking answers to questions about spinal cord injuries that have long frustrated the development of effective treatments.

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.