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Could Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment Lead to Kidney Damage?


Aggressive combination treatments for high blood pressure that are intended to protect the kidneys may actually be damaging the organs.
25-Jul-2017 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Indestructible Virus Yields Secret to Creating Incredibly Durable Materials


It lives in boiling acid that dissolves flesh and bone. Now scientists have unlocked the secrets of the indestructible virus, potentially allowing them to harness its remarkable properties to create super-durable materials and better treat disease.
21-Jul-2017 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NIH Awards $8.6 Million for Bold Bid to Transform Lung Transplantation


Researchers at the University of Virginia have received more than $8.6 million to support efforts that could dramatically increase the number of lungs available for transplant – and then save the lives of the people who receive them.
6-Jul-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UVA Honored as Center of Excellence for Bone Marrow Cancer


University of Virginia Cancer Center has earned recognition as a national center of excellence for its care of patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a cancer of the bone marrow that often leads to leukemia.
14-Jun-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Michigan Heart Surgery Outcomes Improved After Medicaid Expansion, Study Finds

Expanding Medicaid coverage is associated with better outcomes for heart surgery patients, according to a study led by University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers.
7-Jun-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UVA Expanding Its Worldwide Diabetes Research and Care Model

Building on its pioneering work to better control type 1 diabetes, the University of Virginia Center for Diabetes Technology is using new UVA investment and four new team members to seek better treatments.
6-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Blood Discovery Could Benefit Preemies, Help End Platelet Shortages


A new discovery may be the key to stopping shortages of vital blood-clotting cells that can represent the difference between life and death. The finding also could offer big benefits for premature babies.
19-May-2017 9:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UVA, Inova Award Research Seed Funding Grants to Joint Research Teams

The Inova Health System (Inova) and the University of Virginia (UVA) announced today that they have awarded $450,000 to nine UVA-Inova joint research teams for projects focused on how to better predict, prevent and treat disease.
11-May-2017 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

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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