School of Medicine

Unknown Soldiers: UVA Discovers Powerful Defenders of the Brain

Type 2 innate lymphocytes

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have discovered a rare and powerful type of immune cell in the meninges around the brain, suggesting the cells may play a critical but previously unappreciated role in battling Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, meningitis and other neurological diseases, in addition to supporting our healthy mental functioning.

Strategic Investment Fund to Advance Diabetes Research, Other University Initiatives

child receiving diabetes test

The Board of Visitors has approved new research-related investments from the University of Virginia’s Strategic Investment Fund, including $17 million toward a cross-disciplinary effort to end childhood diabetes, led by the School of Medicine.


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