A Condition So Rare It Has No Name

August 11, 2017

A local group, the Bow Foundation, has donated $50,000 to help our Michael McConnell, PhD, research a genetic disorder so rare it has no common name. That’s the news hook, anyway. The condition actually may not be that… 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

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

Cool: We Can View Genes In Living Cells

April 13, 2017

For Mazhar Adli, the little glowing dots dancing about on the computer screen are nothing less than the fulfillment of a dream. Those fluorescent dots, moving about in real time, are set to illuminate our understanding of the human… Read More

The Future of Genome Modification

January 27, 2017

Did you know that scientists have already genetically modified a type of mosquito to help reduce the spread of malaria? That tidbit’s from an interesting article on UVA Today about the future of genome editing. It’s a Q&A… Read More