Scientists are thrilled to be able to correct the faulty genes that cause disease. But those fixes can cause problems elsewhere. U.Va.’s new research will help scientists hone their focus to avoid introducing mutations.
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May 20, 2014
The scientists have discovered how the structures of the inner ear are formed. Now, by contrasting those structures with those of chickens (yes, chickens) they hope to learn how to restore damaged hearing.
May 16, 2014
The 32 new doctors will remain in Virginia for their residencies, thus contributing to the health and well-being of Virginia residents.
March 06, 2014
The research provides important insight into B-cell leukemia, the causes of which are poorly understood, and could lead to new and better treatments.
August 28, 2013
School of Medicine researchers find that a genetic process in HIV can change the virus’s rate of replication, possibly enabling it to evade attacks from the body’s immune system.
August 27, 2013
Dr. Christopher Kramer is leading a consortium of researchers across two continents to investigate hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a significant cause of sudden, unexpected death and the No. 1 killer of young athletes.
August 19, 2013
U.Va. Study: Needlestick Law Saving Up to $415 Million, Prevents 100,000 Health Care Injuries Yearly
U.Va. was one of the driving forces behind the 2000 Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, intended to protect health care workers from accidental needlesticks, which can lead to infections and disease transmission.
August 19, 2013
Clinical results justify the expansion of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging as a diagnostic tool for identifying those at risk for heart attacks and other potentially deadly heart maladies.
August 15, 2013
In a 15-patient trial reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, all 15 reported substantial improvement in their quality of life one year after treatment, which requires no surgery.
August 12, 2013
The protective factor, first discovered in research on mice, will next be tested on humans. It may be able to prevent potentially life-threatening side-effects of major surgery.