Category: Neurosciences & Behavioral Health



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.

UVA Honored on National List of Great Neurosurgery, Spine Programs

January 31, 2019
This is the fifth consecutive year UVA has earned the prestigious honor from Becker's Hospital Review.

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.”

Scalpel-Free Surgery Improves Quality of Life for Parkinson’s Patients, Study Finds

November 5, 2018
A high-tech form of brain surgery that replaces scalpels with sound waves improved quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease that has resisted other forms of treatment.

UVA Opens Haymarket Neurosurgery Clinic

October 17, 2018
University of Virginia Health System has opened a new neurosurgery clinic to bring high-quality, convenient neurosurgery care to Haymarket.

UVA’s Jonathan Kipnis Receives Prestigious NIH Director’s Pioneer Award

October 2, 2018
The School of Medicine neuroscientist is transforming our understanding of the brain’s relationship to the immune system.

Free Stroke Awareness Event Oct. 5 in South Boston

October 1, 2018

University of Virginia Health System is presenting a free community stroke awareness event from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5,… read more >

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 >

Kids and Concussions: UVA Physician Helps Craft New CDC Treatment Guideline

September 4, 2018

A University of Virginia Health System emergency medicine physician helped develop new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)… read more >