Check Out This Facebook Live on the Depression Discovery

March 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,… Read More

An Insider’s View of the Probiotics and Depression Project

March 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… Read More

Probiotic in Yogurt Can Reverse Depression Symptoms

March 7, 2017

In a tremendously exciting finding, researchers at the School of Medicine 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… Read More

2016 was a Big Year for the Brain

January 3, 2017

National Public Radio has done a roundup of 2016’s major discoveries about the brain. You’ll see the School of Medicine’s Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, featured up high. And for good reason. His work is really forcing science to rethink… Read More

The Biggest Stories of the Last Five Years

October 15, 2016

I’ve been covering medical discoveries at UVA for about five years now. The two stories that have hit the biggest in the media have been focused ultrasound, which I told you about here, and Jonathan Kipnis’ discovery of… Read More