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Discovery reveals how plants make cellulose for strength and growth

The new discovery unveils the molecular machinery that plants use to weave cellulose chains into cable-like structures called "microfibrils."
10-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Lack of lockdown increased COVID-19 deaths in Sweden

Sweden’s controversial decision not to lock down during COVID-19 produced more deaths and greater healthcare demand than seen in countries with earlier, more stringent interventions, a new analysis finds.
3-Jul-2020 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Exercise can slow or prevent vision loss, study finds

Exercise can slow or prevent the development of macular degeneration and may benefit other common causes of vision loss, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, new research suggests.
1-Jul-2020 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Blood test at COVID-19 diagnosis can predict disease severity

In addition to its predictive value, the discovery could lead to new treatments to prevent deadly cytokine storms. It also may help explain why diabetes contributes to worse outcomes in patients with COVID-19.
30-Jun-2020 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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FCC Grant to Expand UVA Health’s COVID-19 Telehealth Care

The Federal Communications Commission awarded UVA Health $767,139 this week to expand UVA’s use of telehealth for patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
26-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Invasive fire ants limiting spread of meat allergy – but pose their own danger

Invasive fire ants common in the Gulf Coast and Texas likely are limiting a tick-acquired meat allergy in these areas, scientists report. But they have a nasty bite of their own.
24-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Focused ultrasound shows promise against deadliest brain tumor

An innovative use of focused ultrasound is showing promise against glioblastoma, the deadliest brain tumor, and could prove useful against other difficult-to-treat cancers.
22-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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COVID-19 Collaboration Reducing Infections in Long-Term Care Facilities

A collaborative program developed at UVA Health to work with local long-term care facilities to control COVID-19 is saving lives and offers a model for communities across the country, a new scientific paper reports.
18-Jun-2020 10:35 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

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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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