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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.
The student-led start-up, Agrospheres, has created a new biologic treatment that safely degrades harmful pesticides from crops in a matter of hours.
It’s a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching: researchers at the School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.
Researchers have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.