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.
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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.
February 22, 2016
Researchers around the world, including doctors and scientists at the UVA Health System, are investigating the genetic factors contributing to ischemic stroke.
February 17, 2016
Despite vaccination, medical care, and nutritional counseling and care, children in a Bangladeshi slum still show abnormally low growth rates. Researchers now think they may know why.
February 10, 2016
Understanding the complex, genetic basis of resistance to viruses could one day lead to new therapies that manipulate the immune system to fight illness.
February 09, 2016
The salmonella pathogen uses its food to know when and how to attack the human body, according to new UVA research that may one day lead to a new treatment.
January 12, 2016
At the submicroscopic level, the force of urine flowing through the urinary tract is the equivalent of hurricane winds. So how does the bacterium that causes infections not get washed away?