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Artificial Pancreas Benefits Young Children, Trial Shows

A pilot study among young children with Type 1 diabetes found that a University of Virginia-developed artificial pancreas helped study participants better control their condition.
28-Apr-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Approach Accelerates Search for Cancer Cures Dramatically


A new technique will let a single cancer research lab do the work of dozens, dramatically accelerating the search for cures. The technique will benefit every disease driven by gene mutations, from cystic fibrosis to Alzheimer’s.
26-Apr-2017 9:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UVA’s Excellence in Cancer Nets $15 Million Grant


University of Virginia Cancer Center has again been honored as one of just 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers for its work researching new and better cancer treatments.
26-Apr-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Is a UVA Health System Research Study Replacing People's Cigarettes?


The University of Virginia Health System is conducting a research study to determine if exercise and reduced-nicotine cigarettes can ease the withdrawal symptoms associated with reducing nicotine dependence.
18-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UVA Finds Way to View Genes Inside Living Cells


By mapping out gene locations in 3D, scientists can shed light on cancer and other diseases and potentially find better treatments and new cures.
13-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UVA Tests Online Program to Help People with HIV Live Longer, Healthier Lives


Researchers at the School of Medicine are hoping that the power of the internet – and compelling personal experiences – will help reach people with HIV who are neglecting their health because of fear, stigma or substance abuse. The researchers...
31-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Internet Crystal Ball Can Predict Risk of Heart Disease, Diabetes, Study Finds

An online calculator predicts people's risk for heart disease and diabetes more accurately than traditional methods, a large study has found. Creators hope it will prompt patients to make lifestyle changes that would spare them the suffering and...
30-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Discovery May Help Patients Beat Deadly Pneumonia


Researchers have identified a hormone that helps prevent the spread of bacterial pneumonia through the body, and that discovery may offer a simple way to help vulnerable patients.
29-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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In-Flight Medical Emergencies: What Doctors and Travelers Need to Know


A new article in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine offers guidance for doctors and other travelers about how to deal with medical emergencies during air travel. It's important advice that could save your life.
24-Sep-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Scientist Saving Vast Amounts of Vital Knowledge (on a Very Small Budget)


A scientist at the University of Virginia School of Medicine is rescuing vast amounts of humanity’s knowledge of the submicroscopic world from potential oblivion, making it more accessible than ever before and doing so on a budget many thought...
14-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Cardiologist Available to Comment on Bill Clinton's Heart Condition

Brian H. Annex, M.D., chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Virginia Health System, is available to speak about Clinton’s procedure and the signs and symptoms of heart disease that...
12-Feb-2010 9:00 AM EST

Expert Available to Discuss Pompe Disease, the Focus of New Harrison Ford Film

Based on a true story, the film "Extraordinary Measures" highlights a condition called Pompe disease. Shawn Lipinski, a certified genetic counselor at the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, works with Pompe disease patients and is...
25-Jan-2010 2:00 PM EST

Nurse Heads to the Congo to Help Rape Victims

Sarah Anderson, PhD, forensic nurse in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia Health System, is part of a team that will travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo to educate clinicians on collecting evidence and...
6-Jul-2009 11:30 AM EDT

Expert Available To Discuss New A-Fib Scoring System

A study in the February 28 issue of The Lancet describes a risk scoring process that researchers believe could help prevent atrial fibrillation, the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm in the United States that affects about 2.2 million...
27-Feb-2009 12:00 PM EST

Expert Available to Discuss Atrial Fibrillation

Reporters seeking background information about Vice President Cheney's treatment for atrial fibrillation are welcome to contact the UVA Public Relations office to arrange an interview with J. Michael (Mike) Mangrum, MD, Associate Professor of...
27-Nov-2007 3:20 PM EST

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