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@Justsaysinmice Just Says, ‘IN MICE’
April 15, 2019

There’s a new Twitter account grabbing eyeballs even though it says very little. The account is @justsaysinmice, and it just tweets, “IN MICE.” Here's why -- and why you should care.

Bradford Worrall, MD, is advancing our understanding of stroke.
News on Stroke, From Down Under
March 23, 2018

Our Bradford Worrall, MD, is making headlines without even being in the country. He was part of a major effort that has identified 22 new  genetic risk factors for stroke, tripling the number of gene regions known to affect your stroke risk. The researchers are hailing it as the largest…

Victor Laubach is working to transform lung transplantation
Meet Victor Laubach, Lung Transplant Researcher
January 5, 2018

My colleagues over at Healthy Balance, the UVA Health System's blog, have done a nice interview with our Victor Laubach, PhD. Dr. Laubach is doing some tremendously cool work that could one day let us rehabilitate unusable lungs -- currently, pretty much all lungs from donors who die outside a…

Is money compromising cancer care?
Is Money Compromising Cancer Care?
December 12, 2017

A troubling new study from our Timothy Showalter, MD, points out that providing brachytherapy for advanced cervical cancer actually costs hospital money. And that may explain the declining use of it at many facilities, even though it's the gold-standard treatment. “Studies have time and time again shown that brachytherapy is…

Jayakrishna Ambati, MD, and Nagaraj Kerur, PhD, have discovered the trigger for the damaging inflammation that causes macular degeneration.
New Hope in the Battle Against Macular Degeneration
December 1, 2017

Macular degeneration robs millions of people of their sight, and now we know what triggers the inflammation that causes it. That raises the exciting possibility we can stop it. Our Jayakrishna Ambati, MD, (at left in the picture) and Nagaraj Kerur, PhD, have identified a specific enzyme that triggers the…

A new study from the UVA School of Medicine suggests breastfeeding for at least two months cuts the risk of SIDS almost in half.
How to Cut the Risk of SIDS by Half
November 1, 2017

What's the answer? Breastfeed for at least two months. That's according to an important new international study from our Dr. Fern Hauck, Dr. Rachel Moon and Kawai Tanabe, MPH (and their colleagues). Prior studies suggested that breastfeeding was associated with a decreased risk of SIDS, but this is the first…