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In The News

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UVA researchers, Ukpong Eyo and Edward Perez-Reyes, are optimistic that new research discovering how microglia cells work in brain seizures could lead to new treatments. 


The UVA finding suggests new treatment approaches for MS and other autoimmune disease. 

Focused Ultrasound Treatment

Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s half-hour documentary from UVA Health was broadcast to hundreds of millions around the globe on CNN International

UVA Launches $75M Neuroscience Challenge With Alzheimer's, Autism, Other Brain Research

Leaders are investing in UVA's collaborative neuroscience research to develop a comprehensive understanding of the brain and nervous system across the lifespan. 



From revolutionary stroke and epilepsy research, to infant brain development, to new potential treatments for Alzheimer's disease, neuroscience discoveries at the University of Virginia have helped patients at every stage of the life cycle and led researchers to a better understanding of the human body's most important organ.


Changing the face of autism care and research at UVA

Dr. Kevin Pelphrey, a Harrison Wood Professor of Neurology, and Dr. Micah Mazurek, a clinical psychologist in the Curry School of Education and Human Development, collaborate to transform the diagnosis and treatment for children with autism. Photo courtesy of Jackson Smith. 

Low-Intensity Focused Ultrasound

Dr. Shayan Moosa uses electroencephalography and laser pulses to determine the effects of MRI-guided low-intensity focused ultrasound on the brain. Photo courtesy of Dr. Elias, Dr. Legon, and Dr. Liu's Human Brain Function and Neuromodulation Labs.

Collaborative Efforts in Parkinson's Disease

Dr. Elias and Dr.  Shah work together to develop highly selective drug therapies for patients with Parkinson's Disease. Photo courtesy of Tom Cogill.

Opioid Crisis Symposium

Dr. Joshua Burraway gives a talk on "Keeping It in the Family: The Opioid Addiction Treatment Suboxone in the Moral Economy of Rural Appalachia."

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VADC Research Registry

Are you interested in learning about research opportunities that would be appropriate for you?  Are you a person with memory problems, a caregiver of someone with memory problems, or an interested healthy adult?

Discussion Sessions For Dementia Caregivers

In this research study we are helping caregivers lean about memory loss and dementia. We are teaching ways to better navigate caregiving. The wellbeing of both caregivers and the one they care for may be improved with caregiver support and information provided in the study.