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Are Viruses Alive?

June 23, 2017

This is a freaky one. You sometimes hear that a virus will “die” without a host, or after a certain amount of time outside the body. But there’s no real consensus that viruses are alive in the first place.

Let’s… Read More

Choosing a Teaching Hospital Could Save Your Life

June 7, 2017

Interesting article in the New York Times on how teaching hospitals, such as ours, might save your life. “For every 83 elderly patients seen by a major teaching hospital, one more is alive 30 days after discharge than… Read More

Better Predicting, Preventing and Treating Disease

May 11, 2017

Several interesting projects designed to better predict, prevent and treat disease have received funding as part of UVA’s research partnership with Inova Health System, according to an announcement that went out today. Nine joint research teams from UVA and… Read More

Science Can Take Strange Turns

May 8, 2017

Case in point: A team of our kidney researchers has made a surprising discovery about how the heart forms. They’ve found that the heart’s inner lining is produced by the same stem cells that produce blood. So these busy… Read More

New Approach Speeds Up Cancer Research Hugely

April 26, 2017

J. Julius Zhu, PhD, has come up with a new technique that will let one cancer lab do the work of dozens. Research that would have taken 10 years can now be done in three months. Best of all,… Read More