Category: Research News

Do Hearts Fail Because They’re Hooked on Blood Sugar?

Could your heart get hooked on blood sugar? Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine think so, and they will determine if blocking that addiction could prevent enlargement…

UVA Receives $14.4 Million from NIH to Battle Deadly Heart Condition

The University of Virginia School of Medicine, leading a consortium of institutions, has been awarded $14.4 million in federal backing to find better ways to predict which patients with hypertrophic…

Traumatic Brain Injury Research

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is all too common in modern military conflicts. UVA is finding a better way to detect it. We are engaged in pioneering work that may lead…

Could a ‘Trojan Horse’ Better Identify Traumatic Brain Injury?

Accurately diagnosing traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and concussions is difficult, as standard CT or MRI scans can’t see most changes to the brain caused by these injuries. Clinicians must rely…