Microbe ‘Microbreweries’ to Improve Our Health

July 19, 2019 Everyone knows about microbreweries that create craft beer. But what about microbreweries to improve our health? One of our young scientists is making it possible.

Overseeing Multi-Center Clinical Trials

June 26, 2019 I'd like to introduce you to Holly Davis, the UVA employee I’ve known the longest. That’s because she’s my cousin. We grew up like brother and sister in far Southwest Virginia, and we have the accent to prove it.

An Unhealthy Microbiome Promotes the Spread of Breast Cancer

June 11, 2019 Fascinating new research from our Melanie Rutkowski, PhD, suggests that an unhealthy gut microbiome promotes the spread of breast cancer.

Making Immune Cells Better Cancer Killers

February 28, 2019 Our Timothy Bullock, PhD, and his team have discovered a defect in immune cells known as “killer T cells” that explains why they struggle to destroy cancer tumors. By fixing this defect, scientists could make the cells much better at killing cancer cells.