Author: mbc5h@virginia.edu

Your Brain Parasite Isn’t Making You Sick. Here’s Why.

More than 30 million Americans are infected with a brain parasite spread by cats and contaminated meat, but most will never show symptoms. A new discovery from the University of…

Q&A: Dr. William Petri on COVID-19, Vaccines and the Pandemic

COVID-19 cases are spiking in many areas of the United States. More than 4.4 million Americans have tested positive for the disease, and many millions more are likely to have…

UVA Pioneers Study Of Genetic Diseases With Mind-Bending Quantum Computing

University of Virginia School of Medicine scientists are harnessing the mind-bending potential of quantum computers to help us understand genetic diseases – even before quantum computers are a thing. UVA’s…

Discovery Reveals How Plants Make Cellulose For Strength and Growth

New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine reveals how plants create the load-bearing structures that let them grow – much like how building crews frame a house. Funded by the U.S.…

Brain Cancer: Scientists Identify Gene Responsible For Deadly Glioblastoma

University of Virginia scientists have identified an oncogene (a cancer-causing gene) responsible for glioblastoma, the deadliest brain tumor. The discovery offers a promising new treatment target for a cancer that…

Congratulations: 2020 Wagner Fellowship Awardees

Please join us in congratulating the 2020 Robert R. Wagner Fellowship awardees. In 1997, Bob and Mary Wagner established The Robert R. Wagner Fellowship Fund with the goal of providing…

Welcome, BIMS Class of 2020!

Incoming first-year BIMS PhD students marked the beginning of their graduate school training by participating in a Welcome Lunch and Summer Orientation Zoom session on Monday, July 6th.  Associate Dean…

Lack of Lockdown Increased COVID-19 Deaths in Sweden

Sweden’s controversial decision not to lock down during COVID-19 produced more deaths and greater healthcare demand than seen in countries with earlier, more stringent interventions, a new analysis finds. But…

Blood Test At COVID-19 Diagnosis Can Predict Disease Severity, Study Finds

UVA researchers, Mary Young, Mayuresh Abhyankar, Bill Petri and Allie Donlan, found that doctors can examine COVID-19 patients’ blood to identify those at greatest risk of severe illness and most…

UVA Chemist Wins Cottrell Scholar Award For Her Work With Giant Molecules

The study of polymers – molecular structures composed of thousands of atoms – may be one of the fastest-growing fields in science today. According to the World Economic Forum, research…