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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…

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