From Plants, UVA Extracts a Better Way to Determine What Our Genes Do

November 7, 2019
Scientists at the School of Medicine have developed a better way to determine what our genes do – allowing researchers to better probe the genetic causes of diseases and more efficiently determine whether new drugs will act on the intended target.

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.

Seizures in Babies: Doctor Sheds Light on Why They Have Lifelong Effects

October 30, 2019
A doctor at UVA Children’s Hospital is using an elegant new approach to mapping brain activity to shed light on what happens during seizures in newborns that can lead to behavioral issues and learning disabilities much later.

UVA Health Establishes Billing and Collection Practices Advisory Council

October 28, 2019
UVA Health has established a 16-person Advisory Council that will inform and advise UVA Health leaders as they consider additional improvements to billing and collection policies and practices to better meet the needs of patients.

New Organelle Found That Helps Prevent Cancer

October 18, 2019

Scientists at the School of Medicine have discovered a strange new organelle inside our cells that… read more >

Community Organizations Unite with UVA Health to Improve Health & Well-Being

October 17, 2019
Only 20% of an individual’s health status is related to clinical health care. The other 80% are shaped by socioeconomic factors, their physical environment, and their health behaviors. Having access to healthy foods, safe and stable housing, reliable transportation and a well-paying job leads to increased well-being. To better connect patients with community resources that can meet these needs, UVA Health purchased a technology-based referral network, PIECES Iris™.

Artificial pancreas system better controls blood glucose levels than current technology

October 16, 2019
A multicenter randomized clinical trial evaluating a new artificial pancreas system — which automatically monitors and regulates blood glucose levels — has found that the new system was more effective than existing treatments at controlling blood glucose levels in people with type 1 diabetes.

UVA Doctor Uses Virtual Reality to Accelerate Availability of New Treatment

October 15, 2019
A UVA Health interventional radiologist has harnessed the power of virtual reality to increase the availability of a less-invasive treatment option for thyroid patients.

UVA Discovers Surprising Contributor to Multiple Sclerosis

October 7, 2019
The multiple sclerosis discovery suggests new avenues for devising treatments and is a vital step toward finding a cure.

Pancreatic Cancer Discovery Reveals How the Aggressive Cancer Fuels Its Growth

September 26, 2019
A new discovery about pancreatic cancer sheds light on how the cancer fuels its growth and may help explain how promising cancer drugs work – and for whom they will fail.