Tuberculosis, a disease usually associated with the turn of the century and the Great Depression, is making a come back.
Assoc. Pediatrics Prof. Scott Lim and his research team at the Medical School have developed an innovative heart device — the MitraClip — which can be used to plug a leaking mitral valve in the heart without requiring invasive, open-heart surgery.
The University Health System recently announced a partnership with Fauquier Health hospital that allows neonatologists about an hour and a half north of Charlottesville in Fauquier to communicate with doctors at the University using live video streaming. University doctors could then consult the Fauquier Health doctors regarding how to best provide care to newborns in need.
The Food and Drug Administration announced Nov. 13 its approval of Imbruvica, an expensive drug designed to treat Mantle Cell Lymphoma in patients who have previously undergone at least one type of treatment already.
Medical School researchers are partnering with faculty in the Education School to use cutting-edge technology to study the impact of head injuries and concussions in 130 male and female high school and college athletes. Though most studies of concussions in athletes follow just male football players, for example, this study will follow athletes from football, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s soccer at the University and St.
Mike McConnell and his research team at the Medical School’s Center for Brain Immunology and Glia have developed a new way of understanding the brain: the Mosaic Model. The model proposes that each neuron may have a unique genome, a departure from the traditional conception that suggests the genomes of all cells are identical.
The University Cancer Center was recently accredited by the Commission on Cancer for the exceptional care it provides to its patients in addition to the support it gives to the friends and families of those patients.
Research by scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation recently revealed the discovery of trace amounts of gold in the leaves of eucalyptus trees in western Australia, a phenomenon that could possibly lead to the discovery of gold deposits close by.
Do you ever find yourself contemplating the psychology of the U.Va.-Virginia Tech rivalry? Just ask Arts & Sciences graduate student David Reinhard about it.
If you spend any time watching television, chances are you’ve seen the new Samsung Galaxy Gear commercial at least a hundred times — the montage of movie and TV show clips of spies, robots and futuristic personalities talking into devices on their wrists.
For people with the disorder essential tremor, simple tasks such as drinking water, writing or using utensils, can be the most difficult ones. Although the exact cause of the involuntary movements associated with with the condition are unknown, thalamotomy, or the purposeful erosion of a section of the brain, has proven successful in the past as a treatment. However, invasive brain surgery isn’t for everyone, which is why a team of scientists led by principal investigator and Neurology Prof. Dr. Jeff Elias has come up with a form of thalamotomy using magnetic-resonance guided focused ultrasound.
Discussion surrounding the drug Molly, a pure form of MDMA — an amphetamine — often laced with unknown substances, have been front and center in the University community ever since the death of second-year College student Shelley Goldsmith.