UVA researchers have discovered that about 10 percent to 15 percent of prostate cancers and lymphomas have a certain genetic flaw that makes them particularly susceptible to chemotherapy and radiation – which are not always the first-choice treatments.
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November 08, 2017
Unlike previous uses of focused ultrasound that employed the technology to destroy unwanted tissue, the new study is attempting to use the technology to help evoke an immune response.
October 31, 2017
The small study found that patients with Parkinson’s disease saw improvement in their tremor after being treated with focused ultrasound, and researchers are calling for a larger trial to confirm their findings.
October 30, 2017
Breastfeeding provides a protective effect even if it is not the exclusive feeding method, the researchers found.
October 26, 2017
When Daniel Cox was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, he knew the traditional prescription – “lose weight” – was not likely to work. He may have come up with a better idea.
October 25, 2017
An antioxidant produced naturally during exercise may offer a way to protect against a condition that currently kills about 80 percent of the patients who develop it.
October 23, 2017
Melanie Rutkowski is investigating whether the microorganisms that live in our bodies might predict the risk of breast cancer, and help to prevent its spread.
October 17, 2017
Routine daily lab tests on hospital patients may not add much value, and indeed may do more harm than good in some cases. Medical researchers at UVA are among those questioning the practice.
September 28, 2017
The tool will be valuable to health care providers in situations where few medical resources are available.
September 27, 2017
The new approach shows promise for helping young patients with a stubborn type of cancer that has resisted other forms of treatment.