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Super Powers

Super Powers

Surviving two bouts of cancer means embracing -- and resisting -- change

R&D Briefs

Mapping a Pathogen

Researchers at U.Va. have determined the structure of the protein package, or capsid, that delivers the genetic material of HIV to human cells. “This paper

In the Red

In the Red

Making ends meet

A quarter of Virginia households don’t have enough money to cover basic needs. A report from the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

Katie Couric Helps Dedicate Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center

Smoke Alarm

Smoking during pregnancy poses a host of risks to both mother and child. Less oxygen for the baby, more toxic chemicals in the bloodstream, potential lung damage—these and

Would You Like Fries With That?

Burger, fries and a soda—they’re the all-American fast-food combo. When packaged with enticing names—happy meals, value meals, old-fashioned combos—they present options that appeal to the

Adjusting the Prescription

Adjusting the Prescription

The School of Medicine overhauls its century-old educational approach

Health Tips, Myths and What’s New

Health Tips, Myths and What’s New

Doctors and nurses from the Health System weigh in about exciting new developments and big misconceptions.

Scrub that Theory

Scrub that Theory

The fight against flu has an arsenal of weapons—shots, pills, masks and more—but hand sanitizers have little punch in preventing the spread of the virus, researchers have

Gym Rats

Gym Rats

Researchers appear to be getting a workout assessing the value of exercise. One study, led by U.Va. psychiatry professor Wendy Lynch, used laboratory rats to examine the relationship

Above the Crowd

Above the Crowd

U.Va. study says hand sanitizers not effective in preventing flu, colds

Window Treatment

Window Treatment

The Empire State Building, the iconic skyscraper featured in movies from King Kong to Sleepless in Seattle, is going green.

R&D Briefs

Bringing Bone Back to Life

Bone transplants often fail, but a new technique invented by Edward Botchwey, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and orthopaedic surgery, might make them more

News Briefs

Inventors of the year

The U.Va. Patent Foundation named professors Kevin R. Lynch and Timothy L. Macdonald the 2010 Edlich-Henderson Inventors of the Year. Their work happens at the

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 17 Things to Love About Charlottesville in the Summer

    From swimming holes to watering holes, alumni share their favorite activities and ways to keep cool.

  • What to Read This Summer

    Notable alumni and faculty recommend some of their favorite books for your summer reading.

  • The Maestro

    From March 31 to April 2, Glass was in residency on Grounds, working with undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Masterstroke

    When Kevin Sauer arrived in Charlottesville in 1988, the men's and women's club rowing teams shared a boathouse with no electricity. They had no truck to tow the boats.

  • Sports Briefs

    A tennis championship, a baseball no-hitter, a track school record and news from the Cavalier Marching Band.

  • Physical Science

    John Brenkus, creator and host of ESPN's Sport Science, explains the physics and physiology of four U.Va. athletes.

  • Stem Cell Breakthrough

    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.

  • Psst…

    Four scholars from U.Va.'s Miller Center offer their advice to the president on how to finish strong and create an enduring legacy.