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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.…

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…

2016 was a Big Year for the Brain
1/3/2017

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 what it thought it knew about the brain. Click the link above…

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