Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have cut through conflicting advice about salt consumption by demonstrating that each person has a “personal salt index,” an upper limit on daily salt consumption for good health. In addition, they have developed a test to determine that level – and to identify people who should consume more salt.
A preliminary clinical trial of a scalpel-free form of brain surgery that uses sound waves to treat essential tremor – a progressive neurological disease that affects millions – has produced positive results that warrant large-scale testing, a University of Virginia School of Medicine researcher announced today.
Virginia men’s basketball head coach Tony Bennett announced Monday (April 15) that sophomore guard Paul Jesperson (Merrill, Wis.) is leaving the Cavaliers’ program.
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined the molecular structure of a protein whose mutations have been linked to several early aging diseases, and side effects for common HIV and AIDS medications. This breakthrough could eventually help researchers develop new treatments for these early aging diseases and redesign AIDS medications to avoid side effects such as diabetes.
The University of Virginia Health System has selected five ambitious proposals that could create transformative advances in medicine as the inaugural recipients of its new clinical research grants.
A nutritional supplement available over-the-counter may offer protection from Alzheimer’s disease, research suggests. Researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Virginia School of Medicine set out to evaluate the effectiveness of chiro-inositol, a compound that occurs naturally in certain foods and is available as a nutritional supplement, in protecting the brain from beta amyloid toxins, which cause Alzheimer’s.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has put the University of Virginia “on warning” for one year related to the brief forced departure of President Teresa Sullivan this past summer.