Recent Articles by

Josh Barney

July 13, 2016
Following last year’s groundbreaking discovery of a direct link between the brain and the immune system, UVA researchers have determined that the immune system affects – and even controls – social behavior. Their discovery could profoundly affect treatment of several neurological disorders.
July 12, 2016
The procedure uses focused ultrasound waves to alleviate the suffering of essential tremor patients – without incisions or implanting any devices.
June 29, 2016
In a breakthrough called “as unexpected as it is important,” UVA researchers have found that a cell normally blamed for causing allergies and asthma provides protection against potentially deadly infections.
June 17, 2016
UVA researchers have identified compounds that may someday allow bodies to resist and repair damage from ionizing radiation.
May 27, 2016
It wasn’t for fun. Doctors were seeking to determine why a small number of blood samples arriving at the lab were being damaged en route. What they learned could be useful in hospitals all over.
May 17, 2016
The Oct4 gene, thought to be inactive after embryonic development, plays a key role in preventing heart attacks and strokes and may offer a way to revitalize aging cells, researchers say.
April 12, 2016
The UVA research team hopes its discovery will allow the development of drugs to target an enzyme which is unique to sperm, thus providing a safe, effective and reversible contraceptive option for men.
March 28, 2016
UVA researcher Rajesh Balkrishnan and his collaborators have probed the growing problem of chronic kidney disease in the U.S., aiming to improve care and reduce the billions spent on the condition annually.
March 08, 2016
In medicine, physicians, patients and families are often forced to weigh the potential side-effects of treatments against doing nothing. A new UVA-led study offers more data to inform those decisions.
March 02, 2016
Researcher Stephen Williams said combining the CRP test with genetic factors can help doctors predict, and perhaps help prevent, a potentially deadly second ischemic stroke.