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What a Memory Looks Like Inside Your Brain
December 2, 2019

The NIH Director's Blog has a fascinating post show what a memory looks like stored inside the brain. I'll give you a link and tell you a little about the NIH director's connection to UVA.

A promising cancer drug is being developed based on a discovery by Kimberly Kelly, PhD.
Big Backing for a Promising Cancer Drug
October 3, 2019

A promising cancer drug that's being developed based on a discovery by our Kimberly Kelly, PhD, is attracting major interest -- to the tune of $25 million.

Fern Hauck, MD, is one of the nation's top SIDS researchers.
SIDS: A Q&A With a Top Expert
August 8, 2019

"Parents should be informed about this and read up on [the] guidelines before they have their babies so they can be prepared to get cribs and other items they need. The main message is know the risks, know what you can do to reduce those risks and plan ahead."

Healthy food remains the best place to get your vitamins, a new study suggests.
If You Take Vitamins, Read This
April 16, 2019

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.

Orange juice is tasty, but are it and other juices good for you?
Is Juicing Good for You?
January 3, 2019

Is juicing good for you? Our Heather Ferris, MD, PhD, weighs in in this interesting article from BBC Future. (Link in article.)

A statue of Thomas Jefferson in front of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia.
Are We Really Living Longer?
October 4, 2018

The answer may surprise you. Check out this interesting article from BBC Future. Among the questions answered: Was 30 considered "old" in the Roman empire? What about 50? And how do we really know?