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? Read More

A Dozen Great Discoveries From UVA

October 1, 2018

The fine folks over at UVA Today, the daily news site for the university, have picked a dozen of UVA’s biggest scientific discoveries from the last 50 years, and the School of Medicine was responsible for seven of them…. Read More

FDA Approves Generic Form of EpiPen

August 17, 2018

I have a loved one who has severe allergies to wasp stings, so I thought I should share. From the Washington Post:

The new drug, from Teva Pharmaceuticals USA,┬áis the first to be deemed a therapeutic equivalent of the EpiPen,… Read More

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