Department: research and discovery

Room of Errors

Room of Errors

UVA Medical Center works to cut down medical errors by creating them

The "room of errors" is a new training tool a UVA nursing professor uses to get everyone from interns to nurses to therapists thinking more about reducing medical errors.

Spring 2015

Predicting Crime, 140 Characters at a Time

Predicting Crime, 140 Characters at a Time

A UVA professor works at predicting crime patterns via Twitter

UVA research professor Matthew Gerber has developed a computer program that uses Twitter to predict crime patterns.

Winter 2014

Nibbled to Death

Nibbled to Death

How an infectious amoeba kills cells by snacking on them

UVA researchers have found a parasitic infection that kills human cells by nibbling them to death.

Fall 2014

Punching Out

Punching Out

The Ebola virus breaks through immune systems like a boxer

Lukas Tamm and his small team of researchers at UVA are making strides in figuring out how the Ebola virus works.

Fall 2014

Trouble in Kindergarten?

Trouble in Kindergarten?

Narrower focus comes with a cost

Kindergarten today isn't what it used to be, according to a study by two UVA researchers.

Summer 2014

Tracking Racial Bias in Children

Tracking Racial Bias in Children

Study indicates perceptions begin changing at age 7

A graduate student's research potentially identifies the nexus point for future biases seen in adults.

Summer 2014

Stem Cell Breakthrough

Stem Cell Breakthrough

UVA scientists’ discovery could lead to organ and tissue regeneration

The research is the first to show that a group of embryonic cells can be directed to grow in a particular way by stimulating only two signals that govern cell development.

Summer 2014

R&D: The Brain

R&D: The Brain

Three different research teams at UVA turn their attention to the brain

UVA researchers look at genetic variation among brain cells; top-of-the-tongue phenomena; and a new method for diagnosing traumatic brain injuries.

Spring 2014

R&D Briefs

R&D Briefs

Research and discovery briefs on summer reading and forensic psychologists and psychiatrists.

Winter 2013

The Truth About Redshirting

The Truth About Redshirting

UVA researcher finds only certain communities delay kindergarten for their children

UVA researcher finds only certain communities delay kindergarten for their children.

Winter 2013

A Clearer Picture  of Poverty

A Clearer Picture of Poverty

Significant flaws in existing measures discovered

A researcher sets out to design a new poverty gauge for Virginia and discovers flaws in the existing measures.

Fall 2013

Crowdsourcing Historical Collections

Crowdsourcing Historical Collections

UVA asks citizen scientists to help transcribe 7,000 botany records

Citizen scientists help the UVA library and Mountain Lake Biological Station transcribe 7,000 botany records.

Fall 2013

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

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Highlights

Water for the World

Water for the World

A new tablet, developed by UVA engineers, could hold the answer to clean water for millions.

From Bosnia, With Love

From Bosnia, With Love

A stint in Sarajevo inspired Katie Gar Ward (Col ’08) to do something for the country's many street dogs.

From the Publisher

From the Publisher

UVA Alumni Association President and Virginia Magazine Publisher Jenifer G. Andrasko shares the results of the all-alumni survey.