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What’s Up, Doc?

What’s Up, Doc?

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

Spirit of Adventure

Spirit of Adventure

Two documentaries portray challenging journeys and the importance of family

Shaping the Future

Teresa A. Sullivan Photo by Luca DiCecco

One of the energizing aspects of daily life at U.Va. is the constant exposure to astonishing research, scholarship and other creative

R&D Briefs

Milk of Life

Babies who are breastfed are 60 to 70 percent less likely to die of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, according to a new analysis of past studies

What’s in the Water?

What’s in the Water?

Want to know what prescription and generic drugs are in your local wastewater? Now Virginia residents can check using a new website created by U.Va. engineering professors Lisa

Ticked Off Carnivores

Ticked Off Carnivores

Ticks are icky. They spread Lyme disease. And now it appears they might interfere with your ability to enjoy a hamburger. A team headed by Dr. Thomas Platts-Mills, U

Letters to the Editor

Still Rockin’

“Rockin’ the Grounds” [Summer 2011] brought back many good memories of my two years of nursing school. I still have my yellow T-shirt from the very last Easters.

The Consequences of Dinner

The Consequences of Dinner

Ever wonder how the food we eat gets to the supermarket?

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

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