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Pediatric researchers sharing their work, which tackles topics from asthma to food allergies to the effects of the first bath on newborn skin #UVA #research
UVA's Code ANA Teaches Schools About Food Allergies
Each year in this country, 200,000 people require emergency medical care for an allergic reaction to food, and experts say the problem is growing. Click the photo to learn more.
Clock Mystery from 350 years Ago Sheds Light on Human Health
IN A NUTSHELL: A peculiar phenomenon observed in pendulum clocks in 1665 also explains how the body times the replacement of disease-preventing cells in our guts, researchers have found. The discovery could help doctors determine when to give drugs, cancer treatments, probiotics and vaccines for best effect. Click the photo to read more.
Other kids were intimidated by Charlie's large wheelchair and medical equipment. So UVA biomedical engineering students built him a special bike.
Researchers identified a “master switch” that they may be able to manipulate to overcome the obstacles preventing doctors from producing platelets in large quantities outside the body.
Among other things, these research projects will look at the influence of gut bacteria on childhood obesity and potential three-drug combinations to treat ovarian cancer.
After her stroke scare, Deb Owens, director of UVA Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services, turned her love for spin classes into a spin-a-thon to raise awareness and money for UVA stroke research. This weekend, another stroke survivor, Skylar Doerwaldt, joined her. Thank you to all who came out to this weekend's fundraiser, and thank you, Justin Ide, for taking the photos!
#TeamTuesday: Congratulations are in order for medical student Michael Dong! He’s one of only 79 students nationwide selected for the Medical Research Fellows Program through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The fellowship gives him a stipend that will let him take a year off from medical school for in-depth, mentored biomedical research.
Michael, who is from McLean, will be doing that research with Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, who discovered the vessels connecting the brain and the immune system. Kipnis has worked with Michael before and says he has “the bug of science. … he got really excited about it. He’s passionate.”
Read more about Michael’s fellowship and research: http://newsroom.uvahealth.com/about/news-room/archives/pioneering-research-earns-med-student-prestigious-howard-hughes-fellowship