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Scientists seeking to regrow damaged kidneys have discovered that blocked kidneys in newborns have a remarkable ability to repair themselves after the obstruction is removed. The finding offers insights into how that happens and could eventually help doctors regenerate kidneys in adults.
A University of Virginia researcher is working to develop a better seatbelt design, specifically for the obese.
University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan and University of Virginia's College at Wise Chancellor Donna Price Henry together write of the university's efforts to advance education, health, and economic prosperity in rural Virginia.
The risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the mother’s microbiome – the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us – during pregnancy, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests.
Researchers are developing drug delivery patches that would be worn on the skin, like a bandage, to deliver non-addictive pain medicine for chronic lower-back pain and post-surgery pain.
Economic conditions account for less than 10 percent of drug-related fatalities, which have increased by more than 210 percent from 1999 to 2015, according to new research.
Carolyna Quiles won an Outstanding Young Researcher Award and an Outstanding Poster Award at the Illinois Summer Research Symposium and discovered a new career path.
UVA is one of 12 universities to receive two-year grants for their proposals to advance existing efforts to improve undergraduate education in STEM fields.
University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have discovered a rare and powerful type of immune cell in the meninges around the brain, suggesting the cells may play a critical but previously unappreciated role in battling Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, meningitis and other neurological diseases.