National VA Research Week 2015
An artificial hand with a natural sense of touch? It's in the works at VA's Advanced Platform Technology Center, building on a decades-long tradition of VA prosthetics innovations.
To amputate or not
Advances in battlefield medicine make it possible for military surgeons to save limbs that otherwise might have required amputation, due to severe vascular damage. But little is known about the long-term outlook for these Veterans. A new study by VA and Defense researchers aims to learn more.
Aspirin against breast cancer
A new VA lab study found that a daily dose of aspirin was effective at blocking breast tumor growth. Previous studies have already shown a similar effect on colon, gastrointestinal, prostrate, and other cancers.
To amputate or not
Notwithstanding the "yuck" factor, VA researchers who reviewed the literature on fecal transplants confirmed that the procedure—versions of which have been around since ancient times—is safe and effective for recurring C. difficile infections.
Research WeekResearch Week provides an opportunity to honor Veterans and to highlight outstanding achievements in VA research. Dates: May 18-22, 2015 Learn More
Mission StatementThe VA Office of Research and Development (ORD) aspires to discover knowledge, develop VA researchers and health care leaders, and create innovations that advance health care for our Veterans and the nation. Read More
Participating in ResearchEach year, dedicated researchers and volunteers work together on thousands of studies at VA medical centers, outpatient clinics, and nursing homes. These studies have contributed significantly to advancements in health care for Veterans and the larger population. VA Research aspires to discover knowledge through research, develop VA researchers and health care leaders, and create innovations that advance health care for our Veterans and the nation. Read More
Research news from local VA Medical Centers and our university partners