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Unhealthy Gut Promotes Breast Cancer’s Spread, Study Finds

An unhealthy, inflamed gut causes breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to other parts of the body, new research from the University of Virginia Cancer…

How Cancer Hijacks Wound Healing To Create Its Own Blood Supply

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have shed light on how cancers hijack the body’s natural wound-healing response to grow and spread. The researchers have identified specific processes…

$12.5 Million Grant Funds Ambitious Health Research Collaboration

Original Content can be found here from UVA's News Room. A groundbreaking research collaboration at the School of Medicine that is shedding light on everything from cancer to diabetes to cardiovascular disease…

Alison Criss Involved in Starting BUILDING BRIDGES Lecture Series Celebrating the Successes of Interdisciplinary Research

In partnership with UVA’s Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, the four multidisciplinary institutes are kicking off a Building…

MIC supports the local Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair for the 12th year in a row. Thank you Dan Gioeli!

Each year the department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology supports the local Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair for middle and high school students with a donation!  Dan Gioeli, PhD…

TechGirls learn about neutrophils and programming

Alison Criss joined Jeff Saucerman in BME at a TechGirls event for middle-school girls in Charlottesville-Albemarle, where they learned how to program using the platform Scratch (from MIT). The programming activity…

Gene Discovery Reveals New Targets for Treating Atherosclerosis, Inflammation

We would like to extend a huge congrats to Dr. Kodi Ravichandran (PSTG Preceptor and Chair of Microbiology) and his team of researchers for their new exciting discovery! He and…

Panel aimed at trainees looking towards opportunities post PhD

At the Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting, Dr. Criss launched a panel on "Navigating Career Paths in Microbial Pathogenesis." Convener was Ashley Haines, professor at Norfolk State. Panelists were Carleitta Paige-Anderson,…

Dr. Criss visits pre-K classes to talk about microbes

Dr. Criss visits pre-K classes to talk about microbes. She brought in Petri dishes for the students to test the microbial load on different surfaces, before and after wiping them…

Jay Fox, Ph.D. joined WTVR to talk about how to avoid snake bites and what to do if you do get bitten

Watch Dr. Jay Fox in an interview about snake bites:   https://wtvr.com/2018/10/15/snakebites/ WTVR:  "RICHMOND, Va. - According to the World Health Organization, up to 5.4 million people are bitten by snakes…