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 >
Users of the PositiveLinks app showed marked improvement in sticking to their treatment programs – and showed better medical outcomes as well. more >
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 >
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. more >
Dr. Andrew Wolf led the way for the American Cancer Society’s groundbreaking recommendation that colorectal cancer screenings begin at age 45 instead of 50. more >
UVA’s Licensing & Ventures Group Seed Fund has invested in a device developed by Dr. Scott Lim, the medical director of the UVA Advanced Cardiac Valve Center, that promises to lessen the complication rates for heart surgery. more >
Sensors developed at UVA are being used to help home health caregivers alleviate their loved ones’ cancer pain. more >
A new finding from the UVA School of Medicine suggests that fatty liver disease and other effects of aging may be the result of our cells’ nuclei getting wrinkly. more >