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UVA Children’s is one of 20 leading autism care centers joining the national 

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New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine reveals why sleep can put people with epilepsy at increased risk of sudden death.

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New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has shed light on the No.

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An advanced imaging approach developed at the University of Virginia School of Medicine could let surgeons determine the best target in the brain to stop epilepsy seizures, new research s

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New research has shed light on how autism-spectrum disorder manifests in the brains of girls, prompting the scientists to warn that conclusions drawn from studies conducted primarily in b

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We are all pretty familiar with how our bodies sense what is going on in the outside world – what we see, hear, touch, taste or smell.

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UVA research Sanchita Bhatnagar

UVA researcher Sanchita Bhatnagar discovered that tiny bits of RNA, called microRNAs, play an important role in Rett, a rare genetic disorder that can impair children’s ability to speak,

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In 2011, the University of Virginia’s Dr. Jeffrey Elias was among the first in the world to use focused ultrasound technology to treat patients with essential tremor, a condition akin to Parkinson’s disease that affects up to 10 million Americans.
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There are few moments in life as precious, as critical and as celebrated as a baby’s first breath.

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Even mild concussions cause severe and long-lasting impairments in the brain’s ability to clean itself of toxins, and this may seed it for Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other neurodeg

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Researchers Chia-Yi "Alex" Kuan and Hong-Ru Chen

New research from the School of Medicine is shedding light on the development of the brain’s immune defenses – and how those defenses respond to strokes that strike one in 4,000 babies in

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Laurie Brenner, an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at the UVA School of Medicine. Mentored by Kevin Pelphrey, Jaideep Kapur and Karen Johnston, Brenner will study if “Autism-plus-epilepsy is an autism subtype with a focal neurobiological basis.”
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As one of the country’s leading autism researchers, Pelphrey was eager to work within the UVA Brain Institute, where he could continue helping people like his 16-year-old daughter, Frances, who was diagnosed with autism in 2007.
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Richard J. Price, PhD, of UVA’s School of Medicine and School of Engineering, is using focused soundwaves to overcome the natural “blood-brain barrier,” which protects the brain from harmful pathogens.
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In August, Kevin Pelphrey’s team at the University of Virginia launched a long-term study of differences between boys and girls with autism, involving 1,500 children at seven research sites. They were preparing to begin a second wave of data collection when the pandemic hit.