Two UVA biomedical discoveries advance to Sweet 16 of STAT Madness
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The University of Virginia Health System still has a pair of biomedical discoveries in the running to be considered the biggest such discovery of 2022.
Two of the three nominated discoveries advanced to the Sweet 16 of the STAT Madness competition.
According to a release, a discovery concerning men’s health and heart failure advanced after a close contest against a discovery from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
The other two UVA discoveries were facing off, so only one was able to advance.
A discovery concerning immune responses and neurological diseases edged out another one looking at a way to stop breast cancer from spreading to the rest of the body. The online voting for this contest was split almost 50-50 all week.
Now the two remaining UVA discoveries will be facing off, so just one of them will reach the Elite 8 in the annual online competition that pits scientific research projects against each other in a March Madness-style bracket.
People can continue to cast their votes every day here.