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NASA Astronaut Touches Down at UVA

October 30, 2018

We had a fantastic visit yesterday from astronaut Scott Tingle, who spent 168 days on the International Space Station. He spoke to the School of Medicine about his lifelong dream of going into space and what it was like… Read More

The First New Flu Drug in 20 Years

October 26, 2018

The federal Food and Drug Administration has approved a new single-dose drug, baloxavir marboxil, that can shorten the duration of the flu. It’s the first new drug of its type in 20 years.

Our Frederick G. Hayden, MD, and his… Read More

Are We Really Living Longer?

October 4, 2018

The answer may surprise you. Check out this interesting article from BBC Future. Among the questions answered: Was 30 considered “old” in the Roman empire? What about 50? And how do we really know? Read More

A Pioneer Award for Truly Pioneering Research

October 3, 2018

Our Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, has made a series of amazing discoveries, starting with his identification of vessels connecting the brain and the immune system that were not supposed to exist. Now his game-changing work has received a most… Read More