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  • How Artificial Intelligence is Speeding Up Disease Diagnosis

    A collaboration between folks at the School of Medicine and UVA’s School of Engineering is using a form of artificial intelligence to better diagnose and treat gut diseases that can cause lifelong problems for impoverished children. Dr. Sana Syed, of our Child Health Research Center, is working with Donald Brown, founding director of the UVA […]

  • Melanie Rutkowski, PhD, found that an unhealthy, inflamed gut promoted the spread of hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.

    An Unhealthy Microbiome Promotes the Spread of Breast Cancer

    Fascinating new research from our Melanie Rutkowski, PhD, suggests that an unhealthy gut microbiome promotes the spread of breast cancer.

  • Car safety seats are vital when traveling, but they're not a replacement for a crib or bassinet.

    When Misused, Car Seats Can be Dangerous, Even Deadly

    Everyone knows how important car seats are when children are traveling, but a new review of infant deaths underscores the importance of using them as instructed and only as intended.

  • Researchers are seeking to understand why people in the rural South tend to die earlier and have more health problems than people elsewhere.

    Seeking Solutions to the South’s Health Problems

    Our Paul V. Targonski, MD, PhD, is helping to lead a massive, multi-state effort to determine why people born in the rural South tend to have more health problems and die earlier than people elsewhere. Importantly, he and his colleagues are looking not just for causes but solutions.