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  • Francine Garrett-Bakelman, MD, PhD, has been involved in the NASA twins project.

    Over the Moon: A UVA Physician-Scientist Reflects on Her Work With NASA

    On March 3, 2016, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly came home from a yearlong stay on the International Space Station, and a young physician-scientist, Francine Garrett-Bakelman, was waiting anxiously. She had important work to do and only one shot to do it. Garrett-Bakelman, now a cancer doctor and researcher at the UVA Health System, was standing […]

  • Healthy food remains the best place to get your vitamins, a new study suggests.

    If You Take Vitamins, Read This

    A new study funded by the National Institutes of Health found no benefits to taking vitamin supplements and suggests we should be getting our vitamins the old-fashioned way: by eating healthy food. From the article: Based on an analysis of survey data gathered from more than 27,000 people over a six-year period, the NIH-funded study […]

  • @Justsaysinmice Just Says, ‘IN MICE’

    There’s a new Twitter account grabbing eyeballs even though it says very little. The account is @justsaysinmice, and it just tweets, “IN MICE.” Why? To point out news stories that focus on the potential — key word potential — human implications of research studies done in mice. Mouse work is an important step in scientific […]

  • Gary K. Owens, PhD, director of UVA’s Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center, consults with researcher Molly R. Kelly-Goss.

    The Arc of Science

    It’s interesting to see how discovery leads to discovery around here. Case in point: A while back, our Gary K. Owens, PhD, and Olga A. Cherepanova, PhD, found that a gene that was thought to be inactive in adults was actually important for the body’s ability to form protective caps on atherosclerotic lesions inside the […]