The researchers have discovered a biological control switch that they may be able to use to produce platelets outside the body and to help premature infants with a common – and serious – health condition.
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May 22, 2017
A phenomenon observed in clocks in 1665 also explains how the body times the replacement of disease-preventing cells in our guts – which could help doctors determine when best to give drugs, cancer treatments, probiotics and vaccines.
May 08, 2017
UVA researchers have found that blood and the heart’s lining are made from the same cells.
April 26, 2017
Medical student Michael Dong received recognition for his work probing the nervous system and funding for a one-year fellowship to focus on his research.
April 24, 2017
A new technique developed at the School of Medicine will help scientists analyze gene mutations and doctors customize treatments to benefit patients.
April 19, 2017
UVA neurosurgeon Jeff Elias’s work pioneering scalpel-free brain surgery has the potential to improve the lives of millions who suffer from essential tremor.
April 13, 2017
The imaging breakthrough lets scientists map gene locations in 3-D – and understand the huge effects that has on health.
March 30, 2017
A large new study found the online calculator is more accurate than traditional methods in predicting people’s risk of heart disease and diabetes.
March 27, 2017
People with excess iron in their blood are especially susceptible to bacterial pneumonia. A UVA-led team of researchers may have identified an effective treatment.
March 23, 2017
The unexpected connection is likely sabotaging vaccines designed to treat cancer, and may have implications for male infertility, too.