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Girls seem to get autism less often. Why? 

And what gender differences need to be considered to help both boys and girls who are autistic?

Alban Gaultier, PhD

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have discovered how Lactobacillus, a bacterium found in fermented foods and yogurt, helps the body manage stress and may hel

Drs. Sinkin, Mazurek, and Coutinho-Budd present ideas to the group

Over 40 faculty from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Education & Human Development, Data Science, and the College of Arts & Sciences gathered at UVA's Zehmer Hall on October 12

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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