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,… 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

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