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

By Printing Skulls, We’re Improving Lives

May 15, 2018

Skulls may be a symbol of death, but we’re using them to make a better life for some of our youngest patients.

Dr. Jonathan Black, one of our plastic surgeons, is using life-sized, 3D-printed skulls to¬† prepare for surgery on… Read More

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… Read More

Making Football Safer

February 2, 2018

The UVA Center for Applied Biomechanics is helping the NFL make pro football safer. The center’s efforts include evaluating the safety of footwear and helmets, along with thigh, knee, hip and shoulder pads.

Here’s an interesting fact from Jeff Crandall,… Read More