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Key members of the research team: Antoine Louveau (from left), Jonathan Kipnis and Sandro Da Mesquita
One of 2018’s Most Promising Medical Advances
1/12/2019

Another wonderful recognition of Jonathan Kipnis’ latest work: The National Institutes of Health has named his discovery about the role of the brain’s cleaning system in aging and Alzheimer’s disease one of 2018’s most promising medical advances.

Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, chairman of UVA's Department of Neuroscience and director of its Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG).
A Pioneer Award for Truly Pioneering Research
10/3/2018

Our Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, has made a series of amazing discoveries, starting with his identification of vessels connecting the brain and the immune system that were not supposed to exist. Now his game-changing work has received a most prestigious recognition: The Director's Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health.…

The microbiome is the collection of microscopic organisms, such as bacteria, that naturally live inside us.
Autism Risk Determined by Health of Mom’s Gut
7/20/2018

Our John Lukens, PhD, and his colleagues have revealed that the health of the mother's microbiome during pregnancy determines the risk of autism in her offspring. What's the microbiome? It's the collection of microscopic organisms that naturally live inside us, and it's proving increasingly vital to good health. The good…

Check Out This Facebook Live on the Depression Discovery
3/9/2017

Researchers Alban Gaultier, PhD, and Ioana Marin appeared on Facebook Live to talk about their depression discovery and take audience questions, and I thought you might like to see it. This is really some amazing work. In a nutshell, they determined how chronic mild stress caused depression symptoms in mice,…

An Insider’s View of the Probiotics and Depression Project
3/8/2017

Ioana Marin is a graduate student in neuroscience here at UVA. She's pictured at far left, along with researchers Jennifer Goertz and Alban Gaultier, PhD. They made the very cool discovery that it’s possible to reverse the symptoms of depression in mice just by feeding them Lactobacillus, the probiotic bacteria…

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Probiotic in Yogurt Can Reverse Depression Symptoms
3/7/2017

In a tremendously exciting finding, our researchers have found that they can reverse the symptoms of depression in mice just by feeding them Lactobacillus, the bacteria found in yogurt with living cultures. Better yet, they have reason to believe that their findings will hold true in people as well. “The…

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