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The late John Herr, the inventor of a home fertility test for men, made the list.
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. Great work, SOM! Check out the article here. (Pictured: The late…

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, is the first to be deemed a therapeutic equivalent of the EpiPen, which means that it can be automatically substituted at the pharmacy…

An image of a bacterium stealing DNA.
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 of DNA so that it can stitch it into its genome.…

Life-sized, 3D skulls like this one are helping our plastic surgeons provide better patient care and better training for their students.
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 tiny babies born with skull deformities. His youngest patient was…

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.…

Jeff Crandall is director of UVA's Center for Applied Biomechanics.
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, the center's director: "Regarding concussions, over the years we have…