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Brain-Immune System Link A Game-Changer for Autism, MS Research
News & Events 6/3/2015

“They’ll have to change the textbooks.” That’s what Kevin Lee, PhD, chairman of the UVA Department of Neuroscience, said when he first saw the research. [caption id="attachment_10256" align="alignright" width="400"] A traditional lymphatic system drawing (left) and updated to show the brain-immune system link (right)[/caption] He wasn’t wrong. An exciting new…

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Neurofibromatosis: The Common Disease You’ve Never Heard Of
News & Events 5/29/2015

You’ve probably never heard of it, and you may not be sure how to pronounce it. Yet neurofibromatosis (NF) affects millions worldwide, according to the Children’s Tumor Foundation. And given that May is Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month, we thought we’d introduce you. Part of a group of genetic conditions that cause…

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Podcast Tuesday: Brain Tumor Treatment Research [AUDIO]
News & Events, Podcasts 5/26/2015

A brain tumor diagnosis can be devastating, especially when it’s glioblastoma, one of cancer’s deadliest forms. But researchers at UVA and around the U.S. are developing new brain cancer treatments with promising results. Get the details from neurologist Benjamin Purow, MD, in this week’s podcast. Diagnosed with a Brain Tumor?…

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A Journey Without a Map: Facing Frontotemporal Dementia
Patient Stories 4/17/2015

Popular ideas about the symptoms of dementia or Alzheimer’s conjure up images of forgetfulness, a person lost in a familiar place or unable to recognize loved ones. [caption id="attachment_10009" align="alignright" width="225"] Chris initially responded to the FTD and ALS diagnosis by jumping into light weights and swimming.[/caption] This is not…

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