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Reducing the Threat of Radiation (and Terrorism)
6/18/2016

Right now, there's no real treatment for radiation exposure. If you are exposed to a fatal dose and don't die right away, the best doctors can do is try to ease your suffering until you do die. That's scary to think about, especially in an age when terrorists are actively…

How a UVA HeRO is Saving Babies
7/6/2016

This is cool: A device developed here at the UVA Health System is saving premature babies in hospitals across the country. Dr. Randall Moorman and his colleagues developed the HeRO Monitor to detect the onset of sepsis, a potentially deadly full-body infection, before it can take hold. The device monitors…

Meet Joe Larner
6/2/2016

This is Joe Larner. He thought he had made a major breakthrough on Alzheimer’s. He died before he could find out. Dr. Larner was an eminent scientist and longtime fixture at the School of Medicine who influenced generations of researchers, including two future Nobel winners he recruited to UVA. I…

Warning, Warning, Will 
Robinson!
10/14/2016

It strikes me that I should state, for the record, that the opinions on this blog are mine and mine alone and in no way represent the official views of my employer, the University of Virginia Health System, or the University of Virginia School of Medicine (which contributes to my…

Constructive Criticism
10/14/2016

Healthnewsreview.org is a watchdog website that rates and reviews press releases and news coverage of medical matters, including research. They’ve even reviewed one of my releases. I don’t always agree with their conclusions, and some of their expectations are unrealistic (e.g., they insist that news releases disclose pricing for treatments…

Paging Ponce De Leon
11/14/2016

Gary Owens, PhD, the head of our Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center, and research scientist Olga Cherepanova may have found a "fountain of youth" gene that could help prevent heart attacks and stroke. This is the sort of complex science that takes a lot of heavy lifting to explain…

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