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Irina M. Bochkis has made a discovery that suggests how we might turn back the clock on aging and reverse diabetes, fatty liver disease and other metabolic diseases.
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 skin wrinkles with age, so does the membrane surrounding our…

An illustration of human DNA
At-Home Genetic Testing: What You Need to Know
February 5, 2018

How is at-home genetic testing different than the genetic testing you'd get at a doctor's office? My colleague Leigh Critzer has written an informative post over at Healthy Balance, the UVA Health System's blog. Before you try to draw any conclusions about your health, make sure you check it out.…

J. Julius Zhu, PhD, developed a new technique that will let doctors better diagnose disease and predict patient outcomes.
We Can Predict the Severity of Your Genetic Disease
September 22, 2017

Our J. Julius Zhu, PhD, has found a way to predict the severity of genetic disease just by measuring mind-bogglingly small interactions between molecules. He and his team of international collaborators have developed a technique that lets them measure the effect gene mutations have on the molecules that cells use…

Michael McConnell, PhD
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 rare. It's just not well studied. Once researchers start investigating, it may…