Department: research and discovery

Bird Food Redux

Bird Food Redux

Feathers and diet give insights into environmental health

Winter 2010

Top Innovator

Top Innovator

Computer scientist honored for technology tool

Winter 2010

Gym Rats

Gym Rats

Exercise shows value for addicted rodents and busy people

Winter 2010

Between extremes

Between extremes

Study of songbirds shows costs and benefits of testosterone levels

Fall 2010

Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

Chemists discover light-emitting compound

See how it works: A newly-discovered chemical compound that emits light.

Summer 2010

What, Me Worry?

What, Me Worry?

Older adults show less anxiety in social situations

Spring 2010

Rekindling Desire

Rekindling Desire

Drug restores sex drive in women

A new drug shows promise for women who lack sexual desire.

Spring 2010

Supersized Ring

Supersized Ring

Astronomers recently found the largest planetary ring in the solar system swirling around Saturn.

Winter 2009

Feeling Wobbly?

Feeling Wobbly?

Weak ankles benefit from training

Like a chain, the body is only as strong as its weakest link.

Winter 2009

Burning Question

Burning Question

Early farmers changed the weather

Our ancestors may have begun warming the planet 8,000 years ago.

Winter 2009

R&D in Brief

R&D in Brief

Less stress for medical students, tests for toddlers and the power of popularity among teens.

Fall 2009

Snooze Alarm

Snooze Alarm

Seniors get wake-up call about too little sleep

Fall 2009

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Highlights

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.

Home to the Struggle

Home to the Struggle

Several UVA alumni were instrumental in the establishment of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Hear their stories.

Business, Anyone?

Business, Anyone?

“Maximizing Leadership Potential in Sports and Business,” a unique seminar for second-year M.B.A. students, is co-taught by a Darden dean and a men’s tennis coach.

Unquoting Jefferson

Unquoting Jefferson

At the University of Virginia, the postelection ignited a distinctly UVA form of protest: an outbreak of remarkably civil discourse about Thomas Jefferson.