Tag: brain

Virginia Tech scientist digs into poison resistance in snakes

The rough-skinned newt is easily one of the most toxic animals on the planet, yet the common garter snake routinely eats it.


Another perspective on Brittany Maynard

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.


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Veterans and Military Families for Progress endorse Sen. Mark Warner

Veterans and Military Families for Progress endorses Senator Mark Warner in the upcoming Virginia United States Senate election.


UVA neurosurgeon leads partnership for safer high-tech surgery

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.


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Six months to live: How would you deal with it?

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.


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Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery announces Hartzler, Blosser as certified brain injury specialists

Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery is pleased to announce that two employees are now Certified Brain Injury Specialists.


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New VCU center to target cocaine addiction

Virginia Commonwealth University has received a five-year, $6 million grant for clinical research and education directed toward the identification, evaluation and development of safe and effective treatments for cocaine addiction.


Three arrested in Waynesboro heroin sting

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested three men for heroin distribution after an ongoing investigation that is part of a larger local effort aimed at destroying a growing distribution network.


Play with Puzzles and Perception at the Science Museum of Virginia

Mindbender opens at the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, September 27. This wonderfully puzzling world of brainteasers and interactive challenges is guaranteed to test your brain power.


Dinner Diva: Seven tricks for creating healthy habits

In case you haven’t heard, we have our brand new, absolutely amazing Summer 30 Day Paleo Challenge happening right now. One of the best parts of these Challenges, in my opinion, is the tremendous amount of support in our private Facebook group.


Quarterback controversy and other reasons why UVA football will limp past Richmond on Saturday

UVA coach Mike London isn’t naming a starting quarterback heading into Saturday’s game with Richmond, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out who’s going to trot out with the offense for Virginia’s first possession.


Neurofeedback: Non-invasive, drug-free alternative for shifting many health conditions

Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, drug-free modality that is FDA-approved for stress reduction.


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Del. Sam Rasoul invites GOP state treasurer to roundtable discussion

Roanoke Democratic Del. Sam Rasoul has joined others in denouncing comments made by Republican Party of Virginia treasurer Bob FitzSimmonds.


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Dangers of leaving your pet in a hot, parked car

With the summer months upon us, pet travel is at it’s height and it’s time for a reminder about the dangers of leaving your pet in a parked car.


UVA Press Conference: Anthony Harris

ACC Football Kickoff interview with UVA defensive standout Anthony Harris.


Obama Administration releases 2014 National Drug Control Strategy

Today, Michael Botticelli, Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy, released the 2014 National Drug Control Strategy, the Obama Administration’s primary blueprint for drug policy in the United States.


Different kind of Ironman: Athlete puts stamina, heart to good use

Ten-time Ironman Dave Nazaroff is used to distances, so a 900-mile bike ride from New York to Georgia is not much more than a workout.


Seven reasons why saturated fats should be valued, not vilified

For many people, the word “fat” strikes instantaneous fear of heart disease and weight gain. Add the word “saturated”, and the brain sounds alarm bells. But, if Mother Nature made saturated fat so delicious, how could it be death-inducing?


Program aims to reduce opioid related deaths in Virginia

Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services has launched the REVIVE! Pilot Program. REVIVE! strives to reverse opioid overdoses, which are steadily increasing across Virginia.


UVA receives $3 million NCI grant to expand tissue sample collection

The UVA Health System has been awarded more than $3 million from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to support and expand a critically important program that makes tissue samples available for research.