Research slims down deep brain implants, potentially unlocking new treatment methods for neurological illnesses
When it comes to sticking something into your brain, smaller is usually better.
The development of drugs to treat brain illnesses such as depression, Alzheimer’s disease, and brain cancer is a crucial but challenging task.
A discovery about the human brain made at the UVA School of Medicine is being hailed as one of 2015’s scientific breakthroughs by numerous year-end lists.
A major discovery about the human brain made at the UVA School of Medicine has been named a finalist for Breakthrough of the Year by Science.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have reported measurements of dopamine release with unprecedented temporal precision in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease.
A smartphone application developed by a Virginia Commonwealth University researcher has been validated for use by physicians to diagnose minimal hepatic encephalopathy, a common brain condition in people with liver cirrhosis.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists make surprising discovery about visual connections in the brain
Neuroscientists know that some connections in the brain are pruned through neural development. Function gives rise to structure, according to the textbooks. But scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered that the textbooks might be wrong.
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.
A team of scientists with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute will travel to Antarctica to find out, for the first time, how rising temperatures affect the brains and hearts of the icefish – and what it means for the rest of the world.
A wearable device that emits low-level electrical fields can slow the progression of glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer, and extend patients’ lifespans, a major clinical trial at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and more than 80 other institutions has found.
Andrea Sawyer of Colonial Heights, VA, takes her husband to all of his medical appointments as often as three or four times a week.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have developed a brain-imaging technique that may be able to identify children with autism spectrum disorder in just two minutes.
When you think of a play and a pie auction, you’ve got Ted & Company’s Peace, Pies & Prophets! Please join us as Ted Swartz and Tim Ruebke tickle our funny bones and stimulate our brain cells.
Going “fat-free” might seem like an effective, safe way to lose weight when considering that fat contains nine calories per gram, compared to four calories per gram in carbohydrates and proteins.
A protein called GRP78 could be a universal therapeutic target for treating human diseases like brain cancer, Ebola, Influenza, Hepatitis and superbug bacteria such as MRSE and MRSA, according to a Virginia Commonwealth University-led pre-clinical study published this month in the Journal of Cellular Physiology.
More than 10,000 food additives are approved for use in the U.S., despite potential health implications. Some are “direct additives” deliberately formulated into processed food; others are “indirect,” that is, finding their way into food during processing, storage or packaging.
Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Wednesday. The Redskins (3-10) play the New York Giants (4-9) on Sunday.
Researchers at the UVA School of Medicine are launching a major clinical trial to determine the best medication to save people from potentially deadly prolonged seizures known as status epilepticus.
Waynesboro Senior Center members Juanita J., Frances C., Mary T. and Gene S. finish “The Four Seasons,” one of several puzzles members have worked on over the past few months.
The rough-skinned newt is easily one of the most toxic animals on the planet, yet the common garter snake routinely eats it.
God forbid I ever have to face what Brittany Maynard had to face, whether to end her life on her terms or endure a certain, painful death as her inoperable brain tumor ran its course.
Veterans and Military Families for Progress endorses Senator Mark Warner in the upcoming Virginia United States Senate election.
In an initiative coordinated by UVA neurological surgeon Jason Sheehan, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American Society for Radiation Oncology are developing a first-of-its-kind patient registry in order to establish national benchmarks for stereotactic radiosurgery.
I just read the heartbreaking first-person account of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old newlywed who in April was told that the cause of her months of progressively worsening headaches was caused by a brain tumor, and that even with aggressive treatment she may only have six months to live.