Irina Bochkis, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Pharmacology Department at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Bochkis and her colleagues recently found a new discovery about the affects of aging in our cells. It was found that wrinkles in the nuclear membrane can prevent DNA from being expressed properly. The new discovery is groundbreaking because it could allow doctors to cure or prevent diabetes, fatty liver disease and other metabolic disease, and make it possible to turn back the clock on aging itself. Please read the full article and watch the interview by following the links below:
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Way to go, Dr. Bochkis! The Pharmacology Department would like to extend a huge congrats to you for your hard work! Everyone, please join us in taking the time to congratulate and thank her for these new possibilities in science when you see her around.