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Gene Discovery Reveals New Targets for Treating Atherosclerosis, Inflammatory Diseases

A group of genes that has been largely ignored by scientists could play critical roles in atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), inflammation, and likely obesity and other metabolic diseases, new research suggests. The discovery was made by researchers at the University of Virginia School of … [Read more...]

Krupnick, Brown and Bullock develop insight into how Natural Killer Cells control growth of lung cancer in the tumor microenvironment

While natural killer cells represent the first line of defense against most tumors and malignancies, their mechanism(s) of pathogen control has been difficult to understand. Recent work from the Krupnick, Brown, and Bullock laboratories sheds some light on pathways used by this cell population to … [Read more...]

UVA’s Jonathan Kipnis Receives Prestigious NIH Director’s Pioneer Award

A School of Medicine neuroscientist and Carter Center Member who is transforming our understanding of the brain’s relationship to the immune system has been awarded the prestigious Director’s Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health. Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, chairman of UVA’s Department … [Read more...]

Engineers, Physician Collaborating to Detect Impending Asthma Attacks

About 5 percent of asthma patients suffer from frequent and severe sudden chest tightness that disrupts breathing, often leading to an emergency room visit and hospitalization.The condition can best be monitored and treated in a clinical setting, but that’s not where asthma patients live their … [Read more...]

UVA Identifies Brain’s Lymphatic Vessels as New Avenue to Treat Multiple Sclerosis

Lymphatic vessels that clean the brain of harmful material play a crucial role in the development and progression of multiple sclerosis. The vessels appear to carry previously unknown messages from the brain to the immune system that ultimately trigger the disease symptoms. Blocking those messages … [Read more...]

Fleury Awarded a Hutcheson Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

Samantha Fleury is the fifth of five awardees of the 2018 Hutcheson Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship.  Samantha is a fourth year majoring in biology. Currently, she is working in Kodi Ravichandran’s lab researching how cells in the small intestine engulf their apoptotic neighbors. Using … [Read more...]

Sridharan Awarded a Hutcheson Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

Mira Sridharan is the fourth of five awardees of the 2018 Hutcheson Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship.  This Summer, Mira has been working in the Bouton Lab; and her project is focused on Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC), a subtype of breast cancer that lacks common therapeutic targets … [Read more...]

Scanlon Awarded a Hutcheson Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

Makenzie Scanlon is the third of five awardees of the 2018 Hutcheson Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship.   Makenzie is majoring in Chemistry, and is working in the John Lukens Lab during the Summer.  In the Lukens Lab, she has been investigating how spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK) shapes … [Read more...]

Johanson Awarded a Hutcheson Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

David M. Johanson is the second of five awardees of the 2018 Hutcheson Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship.   David is majoring in Biology, and is in the Distinguished Major Program.  David’s project this summer in the Alban Gaultier Lab has involved exploring the structural changes that occur … [Read more...]

Lehman Awarded a Hutcheson Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

Chad Lehman is the first of five awardees of the 2018 Hutcheson Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship.  He is a rising 4th year majoring in Human Biology.  During this Summer’s fellowship, he has been working jointly in Michael Brown and Tim Bullock labs; and he has been working on NK and T cell … [Read more...]