Department: research and discovery

Solar Solutions Take the Prize

Solar Solutions Take the Prize

UVA engineering team wins international competition

UVA engineering team wins international competition with solar-powered wheelchair.

Fall 2013

R&D Briefs

R&D Briefs

Researchers at UVA test out a handheld ultrasound device, a scalpel-free brain surgery method and a cancer-fighting protein.

Summer 2013

Make It Stick

Make It Stick

Physics professor invents a new substance

Physics professor Lou Bloomfield sets out to fix a wobbly table and discovers a substance that might do much more.

Spring 2013

Bottled Trouble

Bottled Trouble

Common chemical could have lasting effects on genes

BPA, a chemical found in everything from soda bottles to store receipts, could affect genes that play a role in social behavior across generations.

Winter 2012

Fresh Ideas

Fresh Ideas

A sampling of research by graduate students

Graduate students teach, assist faculty and conduct research, but often their achievements go unsung. Meet three UVA grad students and learn about their discoveries.

Fall 2012

R&D Briefs

R&D Briefs

Can you heat a home with computers? Do social safety net programs work? How long does it take high-fat foods to clog your arteries?

Summer 2012

What’s Up, Doc?

What’s Up, Doc?

The human body is a complex machine of about 10 trillion interconnected cells. Researchers at the UVA Health System are working with new technology to keep everything from our brains to our blood sugar in good shape.

Spring 2012

Starting Smarter

Starting Smarter

State-funded preschool programs improve performance of young students

Fall 2011

Over the Moon

Over the Moon

Scientists test atmosphere on one of Saturn’s moons

Summer 2011

In the Red

In the Red

UVA studies explore money and what happens when there isn’t enough of it

Summer 2011

Smoke Alarm

Smoke Alarm

Nicotine use during pregnancy linked to psychiatric disorders in offspring

Spring 2011

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Highlights

Big Bands

Big Bands

Take a look at concerts at UVA throughout the past 70 years, from Fats Domino to Lady Gaga.

Streak Show

Streak Show

An update on a running University tradition, stripped to its bare essentials.

Sensors & Sensibility

Sensors & Sensibility

At what point do wearable health sensors dehumanize patients? Learn about the abilities and limitations of these advanced detection methods through the eyes of science and sociology.

’Hoos in the NBA

’Hoos in the NBA

Get to know some of the UVA athletes who trained with Coach Tony Bennett and went on to play professional basketball.