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A new understanding of long-overlooked cells called microglia is challenging the assumption that body and brain function are completely independent.

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You can’t just whack people on the heads to see what happens, so Matthew Panzer and his team are developing computer models to understand how the brain deforms under impact, working with

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Obesity continues as a public health problem. A new study suggests several reasons why.
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UVA leaders on Thursday lauded researchers in a rapid seed-funding program that matched faculty members from different fields to pursue answers to vexing questions.

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UVA’s one-of-a-kind database, Autism DRIVE, combines information on current research and evidence-based resources available across the state.

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According to Jacob Resch, an assistant professor of kinesiology, boys and girls who play soccer experience some of the highest concussion rates in youth sports.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Cells that scientists have largely ignored when studying multiple sclerosis are actually key contributors to MS development, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicin

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

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More than 5 billion of the world’s 7.3 billion people lack access to safe surgical care. UVA neurosurgeon Dr.