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Monkeypox vaccine comes to Virginia
Monkeypox vaccine comes to Virginia

Dr. Bill Petri, an infectious disease doctor at the University of Virginia, said this is being spread through intimate skin-to-skin contact. 

Gift helping with research on rare blood cancers

Gift helping with research on rare blood cancers

The UVA Cancer Center has received more than $5.75 million to help come up with treatments for rare blood cancers and more.

Looking into using DNA to improve technology

Looking into using DNA to improve technology

Scientists are using DNA in an attempt to overcome obstacles faced by electronics.

Children participate in UVA science and technology camp

Children participate in UVA science and technology camp

The University of Virginia hosted its Blast Camp for Kids, where children learn about science and technology and how they work together.

UVA Law professor explains how some states could move to ban IUDs, morning-after pill

UVA Law professor explains how some states could move to ban IUDs, morning-after pill

In a post-Roe world, some states are trying to limit abortion the moment conception starts, but that may also cause some forms of contraceptives to be banned.

Local refugee woman speaks about helping Afghan women

Local refugee woman speaks about helping Afghan women

Lima Mohammad Asif, a UVA student, understands the difficulties faced by Afghan refugees and wants to help others make a smoother transition.

UVA Health doctor receives funding to support all-abilities playground at Pen Park

UVA Health doctor receives funding to support all-abilities playground at Pen Park

The money will go toward a communication board, which will allow children who are unable to speak, to communicate with each other. 

UVA Health update on COVID-19 situation in the area

UVA Health update on COVID-19 situation in the area

There are 33 patients currently being treated for COVID-19, of whom 26 have acute symptoms, six are in intensive care and there is one pediatric.

New UVA Cancer Center administrator named

New UVA Cancer Center administrator named

Blake Herring, MSN, RN, OCN, NE-BC, will take on the role in October.

UVA astronomers awarded James Webb Telescope time for research

UVA astronomers awarded James Webb Telescope time for research

The possibilities of the James Webb Telescope don't feel light years away for UVA astronomer Jon Ramsey, who is among the first to get to use the new telescope.

UVA researchers find gene that causes brain tumor also causes childhood cancer

UVA researchers find gene that causes brain tumor also causes childhood cancer

Rhabdomyosarcoma is relatively rare, but it can be deadly. The survival rate for high-risk children is less than 20 percent, even with existing therapeutic interventions.

UVA Student Council calls on Youngkin appointee, Bert Ellis, to resign

UVA Student Council calls on Youngkin appointee, Bert Ellis, to resign

The University of Virginia Student Council is calling for the resignation of Bert Ellis, who was recently appointed to the university's Board of Visitors.

UVA announces next Biochemistry Chair

UVA announces next Biochemistry Chair

Dr. Anja Bielinsky is an award-winning cancer researcher who comes to Charlottesville from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Researchers look into chronic kidney disease, vegetable intake

Researchers look into chronic kidney disease, vegetable intake

A team of researchers at the UVA School of Medicine has learned people who have chronic kidney disease may not want to eat all those fruits and vegetables.

Political expert weighs in on how recession could impact upcoming midterm elections

Political expert weighs in on how recession could impact upcoming midterm elections

Political expert Larry Sabato with the UVA Center for Politics says even though it may not be President Joe Biden's fault, he'll get a lot of the blame.

New leader picked for UVA School of Medicine's Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Department

New leader picked for UVA School of Medicine's Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Department

Anja Katrin Bielinsky, PhD, has been selected to succeed Professor David Auble, who has been serving as the interim chair for the department since March 2021.

UVA Health recognized for heart failure care

UVA Health recognized for heart failure care

The UVA Health System has earned top national quality awards for its heart failure care, based on the American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines program.

Local expert weighs in on how to prevent contracting monkeypox

Local expert weighs in on how to prevent contracting monkeypox

With cases on the rise, local health experts say that there are steps people can take if they are concerned about contracting the virus.

UVA Center for Politics fundraises for planned documentary about the Martinsville 7

UVA Center for Politics fundraises for planned documentary about the Martinsville 7

The UVA Center for Politics is holding a fundraising event for a documentary they plan to put together.

COVID surge worries health officials with the upcoming school year

COVID surge worries health officials with the upcoming school year

There has been a resurgence of COVID-19 in the area, and health experts are concerned.

Students participate in UVA Equity Center's new summer camp

Students participate in UVA Equity Center's new summer camp

Rising seventh and eighth graders participated in the University of Virginia's Equity Center's new summer camp called Starr Hill Pathways.

First group of beagles from ENVIGO facility transferred to care center

First group of beagles from ENVIGO facility transferred to care center

More than 100 beagles were carried to a care center in Maryland on Thursday evening.

Grant funding for chronic pain clinical trial at UVA Health

Grant funding for chronic pain clinical trial at UVA Health

Researchers at the University of Virginia Health System have received a grant to fund a study that could change the way chronic pain is treated.

Poison center reports increase in calls related to Delta-8 THC products

Poison center reports increase in calls related to Delta-8 THC products

Delta-8 THC is similar to the active ingredient in marijuana, and there were more than 100 calls in the past year about reactions to it.

Researchers looking into nasal spray to boost immune response to COVID-19 vaccines

Researchers looking into nasal spray to boost immune response to COVID-19 vaccines

While the COVID-19 vaccines will help keep most people from experiencing serious cases of the illness, researchers say they won’t be enough to stop the spread of the virus and its variants.

Innocence Project wins case for wrongfully-convicted Norfolk man

Innocence Project wins case for wrongfully-convicted Norfolk man

Gilbert Merritt III of Norfolk was sentenced in 2001 to 30 years in prison for murder. His conviction was vacated this year.