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West Nile virus ravages United States

When most Americans step outside for a summer evening stroll, they’re not thinking of that walk around the neighborhood eventually leading to paralysis, tremors and vision loss.


U.Va. creates brain immunology center

The University Medical School is creating a new center for Brain Immunology and Glia that will bring together scientists from across the University to research and understand brain and nervous system-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis. Researchers at the center will study the interaction between the nervous system and the immune system — neuroimmunology.


Charlottesville women take on breast cancer

This weekend more than 3,500 women will don their running shoes and take to the Charlottesville streets to raise money for the University’s breast cancer treatment and prevention programs by taking part in the Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler.


Biomedical curriculum

The University’s Medical School is updating its curriculum this semester at the graduate level to promote more interdisciplinary skills necessary for future scientists.


Blood pressure study

The University’s Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism is beginning a new phase of a seven-year study researching how salt consumption impacts blood pressure.

Latest Podcast

Today, we sit down with both the president and treasurer of the Virginia women's club basketball team to discuss everything from making free throws to recent increased viewership in women's basketball.