Watch DNA Being Stolen, in Real Time

July 20, 2018

For the first time ever, we can actually see a bacterium steal a piece of DNA in real time.

In the video you’ll find at the link above, the bacterium Vibrio cholerae reaches out and grabs a free-floating piece… Read More

How We Could Reverse Aging Using Viruses

May 28, 2018

Our Irina Bochkis, PhD, has made a discovery that suggests we could cure or prevent fatty liver disease, diabetes and other metabolic diseases — and possibly even reverse aging itself — by removing wrinkles inside our cells.

Much as our… Read More

How Our Cells Repair Damaged DNA

November 8, 2017

Our Anindya Dutta, MD, PhD, has made an important discovery suggesting that 10 percent to 15 percent of prostate cancer and lymphomas have a genetic weakness that makes them particularly vulnerable to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. That should be… 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