The University of Virginia will soon begin a study that could help people with Parkinson’s Disease. Doctors will use focused sound waves to modify the brain and – they hope – eliminate or reduce tremors.
The University of Virginia is one of many medical centers experimenting with the use of focused ultrasound. Doctors use soundwaves to destroy unwanted tumors and other tissue they can see using magnetic resonance imaging.
Scientists at the University of Virginia have made a surprising discovery that could mean more effective treatments for a range of deadly cancers.
John Herr is professor at UVA’s medical school - an expert on cell biology, and he’s devoted many years to studying the unique properties of the human egg. His most exciting find could be good news for people who develop uterine, pancreatic, bladder, renal and ovarian cancers.
Some patients leave the hospital with walker or wheelchair in tow, ready to begin their rehabilitation at home. But for others, it’s not so easy. Maybe they don’t have insurance or their insurance might not pay for the medical equipment they need to continue to improve. That’s where a program which started in Roanoke steps in.
Doctors have long advised people with high blood pressure to cut back on salt consumption, but a new study from the University of Virginia says that may not be necessary.
Dr. Robin Felder put 183 people on a salt-free diet and monitored their blood pressure for seven days. He then gave the same people a week of meals high in salt, and was surprised to find that only one in four responded with an increase in blood pressure.
Nearly six million Americans – most of them women -- suffer from a mysterious condition called Fibromyalgia.
It causes widespread pain, and there is no cure, but researchers at the University of Virginia report low-level electrical stimulation can cause changes in the brain – and for many study subjects bring relief.