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Deep Dive into Neuroscience Discoveries at UVA

From revolutionary stroke and epilepsy research, to infant brain development, to new potential treatments for Alzheimer's disease, neuroscience discoveries at the University of Virginia h

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The next destination for the University of Virginia School of Medicine’s efforts to help people with autism learn to drive: virtual reality.

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Researchers advise caution in drawing conclusions about girls from research conducted primarily with boys. 

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Well Child Visits

At a time when parents may be wary of taking unvaccinated children to a medical facility, the study raises concerns about the possible consequences. 

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UVA Comprehensive Program

Professors Micah Mazurek and Beth Ellen Davis will lead the new program designed to improve the health and well-being of affected children, especially in rural and underserved areas.

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University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have shed new light on how our brains develop, revealing that the very last step in cell division is crucial for the brain to reach i

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UVA Children’s is one of 20 leading autism care centers joining the national 

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New research has shed light on how autism-spectrum disorder manifests in the brains of girls, prompting the scientists to warn that conclusions drawn from studies conducted primarily in b

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researcher Sanchita Bhatnagar

UVA researcher Sanchita Bhatnagar discovered that tiny bits of RNA, called microRNAs, play an important role in Rett, a rare genetic disorder that can impair children’s ability to speak,

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There are few moments in life as precious, as critical and as celebrated as a baby’s first breath.

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Researchers Chia-Yi "Alex" Kuan and Hong-Ru Chen

New research from the School of Medicine is shedding light on the development of the brain’s immune defenses – and how those defenses respond to strokes that strike one in 4,000 babies in

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As one of the country’s leading autism researchers, Pelphrey was eager to work within the UVA Brain Institute, where he could continue helping people like his 16-year-old daughter, Frances, who was diagnosed with autism in 2007.
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In August, Kevin Pelphrey’s team at the University of Virginia launched a long-term study of differences between boys and girls with autism, involving 1,500 children at seven research sites. They were preparing to begin a second wave of data collection when the pandemic hit.
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An unexpected form of cellular cleanup in developing brains could play a role in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism and more.
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The study offers promising insight into improving care for children with autism, a population that has increased consistently over the last decade.