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The Making of Medicine

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Richard Price, PhD, is exploring the potential of focused ultrasound to treat cancer.
Advancing Great Work in Focused Ultrasound

Congratulations are in order for Richard Price, PhD, a professor of biomedical engineering, radiology and radiation oncology. He was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation's inaugural $75,000 Andrew J. Lockhart Memorial Prize. Lockhart died in 2016 from an aggressive form of cancer that affects the liver…

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Better Predicting, Preventing and Treating Disease

Several interesting projects designed to better predict, prevent and treat disease have received funding as part of UVA's research partnership with Inova Health System, according to an announcement that went out today. Nine joint research teams from UVA and Inova will receive a total of nearly $450,000 from the two…

J. Julius Zhu, PhD, developed a new technique that will let doctors better diagnose disease and predict patient outcomes.
New Approach Speeds Up Cancer Research Hugely

J. Julius Zhu, PhD, has come up with a new technique that will let one cancer lab do the work of dozens. Research that would have taken 10 years can now be done in three months. Best of all, the technique isn't just for cancer research -- it's useful for…

We’re Handing Out Cigarettes

That's right, cigarettes. We're replacing people's cigarettes with ... more cigarettes. But there's a good reason. As I told you about earlier, Aaron Yao, PhD, of our Department of Public Health Sciences and the UVA Cancer Center, is on a crusade against cancer in Appalachia. Smoking rates there remain terribly…

Changing How We Battle Disease

This year represents the silver anniversary of UVA's Beirne Carter Center for Immunology Research. For 25 years, the group has been working to better understand the role of the immune system in battling disease. In that time, the field of immunology has become one of the hottest areas of medical…

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Aaron Yao’s Crusade Against Cancer

This is Nengliang "Aaron" Yao, PhD. He's from China, originally, and is the first in his family to go to college. He's been researching cancer disparities in Appalachia, and he's come to the alarming conclusion that when it comes to cancer, the people in rural China have it better than…