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Sneak Peek: We Could Reverse Aging Using Viruses

May 28, 2018

I have a very cool news release coming soon, but I thought I’d treat you, loyal reader, to a sneak peek: Our Irina Bochkis, PhD, has made a discovery that suggests we could cure or prevent fatty liver disease,… Read More

By Printing Skulls, We’re Improving Lives

May 15, 2018

Skulls may be a symbol of death, but we’re using them to make a better life for some of our youngest patients.

Dr. Jonathan Black, one of our plastic surgeons, is using life-sized, 3D-printed skulls to¬† prepare for surgery on… Read More

Meet Our Center for Engineering in Medicine

May 8, 2018

The physical proximity of the School of Medicine to UVA’s School of Engineering is a tremendous asset for us, especially as the overlap between medicine and engineering grows by the year. (For example, I’ve already told you about our… Read More

We Made a Microscope (!) and Did Something Super Cool

May 4, 2018

This is one of my favorite stories: Our M. Mitchell Smith built an amazingly powerful microscope, piece by piece, and now he and collaborator Dean H. Kedes have used it to reveal how a cancer-causing virus attaches itself to… Read More