Recent Articles by

Josh Barney

July 26, 2018
Armed with the knowledge of how the bacterium fights off a key component of the human immune system, researchers can pursue more effective treatments for an STD that infects 78 million people each year worldwide.
July 25, 2018
In the latest discovery from the lab of neuroscientist Jonathan Kipnis, researchers were able to dramatically enhance aged mice’s ability to learn and improve their memories.
July 23, 2018
The research has identified potential drug targets to reduce the harmful inflammation associated with diabetes, clogged arteries and other health problems.
July 18, 2018
The discovery raises the possibility that preventing forms of autism could be as simple as an expectant mother modifying her diet or taking custom probiotics.
July 05, 2018
More specific targeting of molecules within cells could mean more effective treatments with fewer harmful effects.
June 26, 2018
See what UVA scientists have learned about “the neglected cells of the brain” and how they respond to injury.
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.