Recent Articles by

Josh Barney

June 14, 2018
Previous UVA research linked the bite of the lone star tick to an allergy to red meat. Now, preliminary findings suggest that those bitten – even if they don’t develop obvious allergic symptoms – may face a significantly greater risk of heart disease.
June 12, 2018
Users of the PositiveLinks app showed marked improvement in sticking to their treatment programs – and showed better medical outcomes as well.
June 07, 2018
Human papillomavirus vaccines have the promise of preventing cervical cancers, yet vaccination rates remain well below the 80 percent target rate among youths ages 13 to 17.
May 31, 2018
UVA doctors are testing focused ultrasound waves as a potential treatment for an unusual form of epilepsy, among other maladies. The writers of TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy” recently included similar research in one of their scripts.
May 29, 2018
A new finding from the UVA School of Medicine suggests that fatty liver disease and other effects of aging may be the result of our cells’ nuclei getting wrinkly.
May 22, 2018
The guide helps researchers who are mapping out the human body, molecule by molecule, avoid some potential pitfalls that could inadvertently compromise their work.
May 04, 2018
The model also can be customized to behave like an individual patient’s tumor, allowing doctors to determine how the tumor will react to different drugs – and identify the best treatment option.
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.

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