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More specific targeting of molecules within cells could mean more effective treatments with fewer harmful effects. more >
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UVA’s Dr. Preston Reynolds has conducted 40-50 forensic exams for asylum seekers. She co-authored a new paper explaining how those exams can provide crucial evidence for refugees seeking asylum and authorities evaluating an influx of applications. more >
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See what UVA scientists have learned about “the neglected cells of the brain” and how they respond to injury. more >
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New U.S. News & World Report rankings have recognized the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital for providing the highest quality of care for children with the most serious or complicated medical conditions. more >
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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. more >
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Users of the PositiveLinks app showed marked improvement in sticking to their treatment programs – and showed better medical outcomes as well. more >
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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. more >
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Gail E. Lovette and Bill Therrien spent months assessing the Flint school system’s response to children whose ability to learn has been affected by high levels of lead in the municipal water system. more >