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Walking into the anatomy lab in Pinn Hall, the smell of formaldehyde penetrates the air. The voice of Amy Winehouse plays softly in the background, weaving in and out around the sound of metallic tools. Three, then four, Medical students in green surgical gowns lean with lab glasses and gloves over three deceased human bodies — “cadavers.” Their task for the day? To remove the brains, allowing for an identification of the local structures and associated vessels and nerves.
Calls of “science not silence” echoed in IX Art Park as researchers, students, doctors and the general public gathered to support science as an institution. Sunday’s Charlottesville March for Science was a satellite march for the main event taking place on the same day in Washington, D.C. It consisted of various educational tents, speakers ranging from scientists to entrepreneurs and a half-mile march from IX Art Park to the Downtown Mall, which culminated in a science-themed concert at the Sprint Pavilion.
Healthcare-associated infections — including central line-, catheter-, ventilator- and surgical site-associated infections — occur most commonly in hospital intensive care units. In the past couple years, healthcare facilities have noted a rise in the yeast Candida auris, which can take to the bloodstream and cause invasive candidiasis — a serious infection affecting multiple organ systems, the bloodstream and wounds. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, C. auris often demonstrates multidrug resistance against the major classes of antifungal drugs, making it a global health concern.
In 2016, former President Barack Obama chose his Vice President, Joe Biden, to head the Cancer Moonshot initiative — intended to achieve ten years’ worth of cancer research and treatment progress in only five years. Interactions between healthcare providers, the government, research institutions and the private sector bolster efforts to improve and expand treatment options, prevention strategies and information available to medical professionals.
Since the start of the spring semester, there has been one confirmed — and one suspected — case of mumps on Grounds. Dr. Christopher Holstege, Executive Director of Student Health, sent an email to students yesterday describing important measures to avoid and minimize the spread of the contagious disease.
Being under age 20, requiring financial assistance for the operation or residing in a location mandating in-person counseling prior to the procedure have been identified as factors decreasing the prevalence of very early term abortions.
Following the Jan. 20 inauguration of President Donald Trump, White House webpages relating to climate change immediately disappeared. Trump’s environmental stance during both the campaign and his first days of the presidency include a reaction against clean energy efforts — apparent in his pro-coal position, appointment of various fossil fuel supporters to his cabinet and open denial of climate change. However, any energy proposals made by Trump — in his first 100 days and beyond — most likely will not impact sustainability efforts at the University.
“How are you doing this week?” was the standard question third-year Kinesiology student Carley McQuain heard when she attended weekly sessions at the University’s Center for Counseling and Psychological Services. McQuain began attending CAPS sessions when she was diagnosed with an eating disorder during her first year at the University. After a semester of treatment — an exception to CAPS’ typical six-session limit — McQuain ultimately sought outside help for her condition.
Election anxiety largely arises from the fear an individual’s choice for an elected official will not adequately represent, or may even oppose, his own social, economic and other beliefs and values. Fifty-two percent of American adults say the 2016 Presidential Election is causing them stress, according to the American Psychological Association and its “Election Stress in America” poll.
Resumes allow potential employers to identify more about an applicant than just listed academic and extracurricular accolades.
Christopher Stroupe, assistant professor of molecular physiology and biological physics for the Medical School, has found a potential target for the widespread treatment of cancers and, potentially, the Ebola virus: HOPS — a large multiprotein complex — tethering protein and the recycling function of the lysosome.
More than 224,000 new lung cancer cases were opened in the United States in 2016 alone, and over 158,000 individuals died from lung cancer, according to the American Cancer Society website. Small cell lung cancer comprises 10 to 15 percent of all lung cancers.
3-D printing technology offers great potential in fields as diverse as space exploration — with the printing of a ratchet wrench at the International Space Station’s own 3-D printer — and even nutrition — with Columbia University’s 3-D food printer.
Earlier this month, Dr. Jeff Elias, Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University Medical Center, received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of essential tremor using focused ultrasound technology.
Mario R. Capecchi, PhD, a Nobel Laureate whose work can be applied either directly or indirectly to nearly every medical field of research, spoke at the University Tuesday. Capecchi, with Sir Martin J. Evans and Oliver Smithies, received the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their research on the use of embryonic stem cells to introduce gene modifications in mice. His lecture filled the entire auditorium — leaving every chair filled, the stairs stacked on both sides, and the back of the room lined — as well as provided a live broadcast to attendees in a separate study hall.
While the arrival of spring brings blooming daffodils, buds on trees and warmer weather, for some, this means sniffles, itchy eyes and constant sneezing.
Rearing their heads in a variety of forms, eating disorders do not discriminate — affecting individuals regardless of their social class, economic status, gender, race or age. According to the National Eating Disorder Association, or NEDA, only a minority of individuals with such diseases talked with a professional concerning their eating health specifically.
A recent University discovery shows Salmonella enterica identifies its location within the body using a substance called ethanolamine, a cell membrane component that provides nutrition to the foodborne pathogen. The bacteria’s location indicates to itself if either processing ethanolamine as food (ethanolamine metabolism) or spreading infection (virulence gene expression) is best suits its survival.
In 2015, “Nature” journal published an article that would change the scientific community’s understanding of the relationship between the central nervous system and the immune system. Antoine Louveau, a postdoctoral research scientist with the University’s neuroscience Kipnis lab, discovered the presence of lymphatic vessels allowing the brain to communicate with the immune system.
The Medical School’s Annual 5Cs Caring Break allows University students to relax from the stress of exams with loving and comforting canines through University Health System’s pet therapy program.