The discovery may also allow the use of a simple blood test to detect people at elevated risk for developing the condition.
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February 07, 2019
February 06, 2019
UVA scientists have found that blocked kidneys in newborns can repair themselves after the obstruction is removed. The discovery could eventually help doctors regenerate kidneys in adults.
January 21, 2019
It suggests that impairments in the lymphatic vessels that carry waste from the brain could be major contributors to Alzheimer’s and the cognitive decline that comes with age.
January 15, 2019
It is sometimes necessary to restrict blood flow after injury or during surgery, but restoring circulation can also cause injury to blood-deprived muscles and nerves. Zhen Yan is seeking ways to prevent that, and exercise could be key.
December 20, 2018
The discovery puts a spotlight on the body’s “garbage collection” process, which clears about 200 billion cells each day in healthy adults.
December 18, 2018
There is a vaccine to prevent HPV, but not everyone has access to it, and some have objections. With a pressing need for new treatments, UVA researchers have identified a promising new target.
November 26, 2018
By questioning accepted scientific belief, School of Medicine researchers have discovered that these strange cells are even stranger than previously realized.
November 15, 2018
UVA Drs. Timothy and Shayna Showalter are pioneering and testing a “more targeted, more powerful, more personalized and potentially more effective” approach to treating patients with early-stage breast cancer.
November 12, 2018
The problem is especially acute in rural areas, the researchers said. They suggest financial incentives for medical professionals to provide in-home care, and called for an expansion of telemedicine.
November 08, 2018
A “scoreboard” that tracks a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes can offer encouragement for changing diet and exercise habits, the researchers found.