Category: News

5 Questions with Javier Provencio


Check out this fascinating article in UVA Today highlighting Dr. Javier Provencio's work in the Nerancy Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit:

Smart Drug Smarts podcast interview highlights lymphatic system discovery


“Brain, Meet Lymphatic System” – A Biology Surprise The Leap Day podcast from the Smart Drug Smarts show featured Jonathan Kipnis, Ph.D. as he discusses the very exciting, recent discovery of…

BIG Scientists are Finalists for Breakthrough of the Year


Neuroscientists found to their surprise that the lymphatic system--the network of vessels that helps clear waste in the body and circulate key immune cells--exists in the brain. The discovery (which…

BIG Identifies Major Genetic Causes of Schizophrenia


Researchers at the School of Medicine will seek to identify the genetic causes of schizophrenia as part of a major project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to…

Textbook-Altering Link Between Brain, Immune System


In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune…