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The results definitively showed that three commonly used drugs were about equally effective at stopping potentially deadly seizures when the default choice proved unable to do so.

The neurobiologist says the key to beating Alzheimer’s might be preventing it before symptoms start.

The bioethicist and anthropologist believes community-building tactics – like those used in Canada and Europe – can help opioid users in the U.S.

The latest evidence that genes may not be destiny comes from Kathleen Krol’s study of maternal-infant interactions and how they affect babies’ developing oxytocin systems.

Brain Institute members Dr. Peter Netland, professor of ophthalmology, and Robert Grainger, professor of biology, work together to understand and improve treatment of congenital eye disorders. ...

Dr. Jennifer Burnsed and her team have mapped regions of the brain affected during seizures, and plan to compare their findings with brain activity later in life.

UVA biologists have observed a cellular behavior never noticed in 150 years of research.

More than 5 billion of the world’s 7.3 billion people lack access to safe surgical care. UVA neurosurgeon Dr. Hasan Syed hopes his new Global Brainsurgery Initiative can help, and he’s already...

Why are four times more boys than girls diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders? Dr. Kevin Pelphrey and his team are determined to find out.

By collaborating with experts, advocates and families in the Charlottesville community, autism researchers at UVA are growing the local support network while advancing cutting-edge research.

UVA psychologist Joseph Allen's guide to why teens behave the way they do – and what can set them up for success. Ranging from teen social networks to teen stress, here are four key lessons from his...

UVA received a grant to fund two full-time dementia care managers in the Memory and Aging Care Clinic. The dementia care managers work with their patients and families to provide much-needed...

More than 80% of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are cared for at home by family members, usually spouses or partners. These caregivers routinely experience high levels of...

Putting Neuroscience in the Service of the Community

The UVA Brain Institute welcomed scholars from across the country to speak in the Inaugural 2019 Brain Symposium. The event was free and open to all, inviting the community and scholars to partake...

A new University of Virginia study proves that a damaged peripheral nervous system is capable of repairing itself – when healthy cells are recruited there from the central...

In recent years, the University of Virginia has established four multidisciplinary institutes designed to tackle some of society’s most pressing challenges from multiple...

Dove-Anna Johnson spent last summer trying to determine what creates eating disorders.

Johnson, a University of Virginia student whose research is funded through...

As the baby boom generation in the United States ages, more people are experiencing cognitive decline, including Alzheimer’s disease. Meanwhile, autism is more common among...

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