UVA School of Medicine research found that antibiotic use made neutrophils, a type of immune cell, less effective in fighting infections and weakened the intestinal barrier against invading bugs. more >
Batten Professor Christopher Ruhm believes official reports are still underestimating the scope of the problem in some of the hardest-hit states. more >
A new automation project is speeding blood tests, quickly getting doctors the information they need to save lives. more >
The University’s new Global Infectious Diseases Institute is facilitating cross-Grounds networking to tackle society’s biggest health threats. more >
The agenda-setting project is the first to bring together professionals and bereaved family members from 25 countries to achieve consensus on the top 10 research priorities. more >
SIDS deaths have been halved by the “Back to Sleep” campaign, but approximately 3,500 infants still died during their sleep in 2014. Researchers are seeking ways to make sure new parents get the message. more >
UVA’s Dr. Thomas Platts-Mills, the leading expert on tick-induced allergies, explains how the Lone Star tick can change human immune systems with just one bite. more >
A new UVA study suggests that aggressive combination treatments for high blood pressure may be damaging patients’ kidneys over time, but researchers are urging patients to continue following their treatment plans. more >