Recent Articles by

Josh Barney

April 19, 2018
Using a powerful, homemade microscope, researchers have identified the mechanism by which cancer-causing viruses attach themselves to our DNA, providing a potential path for new cures.
April 17, 2018
UVA researcher Mete Civelek and colleagues have identified a natural gene variation that significantly increases some women’s risk – but not all women, and very few men.
April 12, 2018
Researchers have determined how a gene variation increases the odds of having blood pressure that is sensitive to salt. Doctors may target the defect to prevent health problems such as high blood pressure and heart attacks.
April 11, 2018
The researchers have proven that they can establish immune cells called macrophages in the brain without radiation, which many scientists had believed to be impossible.
April 02, 2018
Almost 14 percent of infant deaths occurred when a parent was not present, according to a new study.
March 26, 2018
A drug already used in heart imaging may reduce or even prevent a common cause of organ rejection among lung recipients, UVA research suggests.
March 19, 2018
A UVA radiologist is harnessing the power of advanced visualization technology to better inform patients and train health care professionals.
February 28, 2018
Most drugs used to treat the types of inflammation that damages the brain in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s cannot get around the notorious “blood-brain barrier.” UVA researchers may have found a way around that roadblock.
January 22, 2018
UVA has discovered an unknown biological process that controls the production of red blood cells. These vital cells carry oxygen throughout the body. The discovery could help doctors develop new treatments for anemias that affect millions of people.
January 12, 2018
UVA’s Dr. Karen Ballen was the co-investigator of a study that found stem-cell transplantation was a far more effective treatment for scleroderma than the most commonly prescribed drug treatment.

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