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Newswise: Essential key to hearing sensitivity discovered in inner ear
Released: 26-May-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Essential key to hearing sensitivity discovered in inner ear
University of Virginia Health System

New research is shedding light on the biological architecture that lets us hear – and on a genetic disorder that causes both deafness and blindness.

Released: 20-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
iTHRIV seeks to address COVID-19 information gap in Virginia
University of Virginia Health System

The Integrated Translational Health Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) has developed an online tool to collect COVID-19 information from volunteers who live in Virginia.

Newswise: Heart attacks, heart failure, stroke: COVID-19’s dangerous cardiovascular complications
Released: 15-May-2020 10:20 AM EDT
Heart attacks, heart failure, stroke: COVID-19’s dangerous cardiovascular complications
University of Virginia Health System

A new guide from emergency medicine doctors details the potentially deadly cardiovascular complications COVID-19 can cause.

Newswise: In victory over polio, hope for the battle against COVID-19
Released: 13-May-2020 11:50 AM EDT
In victory over polio, hope for the battle against COVID-19
University of Virginia Health System

Medicine’s great triumph over polio holds out hope we can do the same for COVID-19, two researchers say.

Newswise: Spinal cord injuries: Scientists probe individual cells to find better treatments
Released: 30-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Spinal cord injuries: Scientists probe individual cells to find better treatments
University of Virginia Health System

Two top scientists are seeking answers to questions about spinal cord injuries that have long frustrated the development of effective treatments.

Newswise: Brain discovery suggests source of lifelong behavioral issues
Released: 8-Apr-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Brain discovery suggests source of lifelong behavioral issues
University of Virginia Health System

Improper removal of faulty brain cells during neurodevelopment may cause lifelong behavioral issues, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests. The finding also could have important implications for a wide range of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Newswise: Genetics Researchers Find Easy Way to Improve Cancer Outcomes
Released: 1-Apr-2020 9:25 AM EDT
Genetics Researchers Find Easy Way to Improve Cancer Outcomes
University of Virginia Health System

By mining a vast trove of genetic data,researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine are enhancing doctors’ ability to treat cancer, predict patient outcomes and determine which treatments will work best for individual patients. The researchers have identified inherited variations in our genes that affect how well a patient will do after diagnosis and during treatment.

Newswise: Understanding How COVID-19 Affects Children Vital to Slowing Pandemic, Doctors Say
Released: 19-Mar-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Understanding How COVID-19 Affects Children Vital to Slowing Pandemic, Doctors Say
University of Virginia Health System

Though COVID-19 so far appears to be largely sparing children, researchers are cautioning that it is critical to understand how the virus affects kids to model the pandemic accurately, limit the disease’s spread and ensure the youngest patients get the care they need.

Newswise: Discovered: Why obesity causes high blood pressure -- and potential ways to fix it
Released: 12-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Discovered: Why obesity causes high blood pressure -- and potential ways to fix it
University of Virginia Health System

The researchers have already confirmed their discovery in human tissue samples and used it to reverse high blood pressure in lab mice.

Newswise: Breastfeeding Guide Aims to Help Docs Ease Moms Through Tough 1st Week
Released: 11-Mar-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Breastfeeding Guide Aims to Help Docs Ease Moms Through Tough 1st Week
University of Virginia Health System

A new guide seeks to ensure healthcare providers are ready to help new mothers with the challenging first week of breastfeeding – and to address gaps in knowledge and support created in previous decades when breastfeeding was far less common.


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