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At-home Sperm Test
Yet another reason to blush while at the drugstore checkout. U.Va. researcher John C. Herr proved that his invention, SpermCheck Vasectomy, accurately tests male fertility. â
New drug prevents frailty
Growing older may not necessarily mean growing weaker. Researchers at U.Va. discovered that a new drug called MK-677 increases muscle mass in older adults. Seniors who took the
U.Va. engineers building âvirtualâ crash test dummy
Traditional crash-test dummies were designed to resemble humans so that automakers could learn about the effects of car accidents on the body in a lab setting. But traditional dummies
U.Va. rated a âbest valueâ among public colleges
Researchers identify hot spots for cold germs
Dedication of School of Architecture additions celebrates collaboration, transparency
Interdisciplinary teams investigate different types of alternative energy
In the world of alternative fuels, there may be nothing greener than pond scum.
An interdisciplinary team of U.Va. researchers is now investigating algae and other
In a study published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, U.Va. Health System researchers reported that two interacting genes related to bitter taste
Study shows eye cells help regulate our wake and sleep cycles
A switching mechanism in the eye plays a key role in regulating the sleep and wake cycles in mammals, U.Va. biologists have found.
Light receptor cells
U.Va. engineers aim to solve burning computer problem
“Laptops are very hot now, so hot that they are not âlapâ tops anymore,” says Avik Ghosh, a U.Va. assistant professor of engineering. Heâs referring to the
What the 2004 tsunami can tell us about animal communications
The Dec. 26, 2004, earthquake resulted in a human death toll of a quarter million people, but few animals perished. Drawing on his pioneering research about elephant behavior, Michael Garstang, an emeritus professor of environmental sciences at U.Va., is on the hunt to find out why.
U.Va. changing misperceptions, behavior with social norms campaign
All U.Va. students are heavy drinkers, right? Wrong. The National Social Norms Institute at U.Va. addresses common misperceptions.
Glitch doesn't diminish proton collider's promise
Though the launch of the worldâs most powerful particle accelerator was marked by a ding instead of a bang, the Large Hadron Collider still holds the promise of unlocking secrets about the essence of matter and insights into the Big Bang.
Inventor receives award for gel
Burn victims suffer a unique agony. The pain of their injury is compounded by the rigorous cleansing required to ward off infection, a common and often fatal complication.
Brain cancer breakthrough Recurrent brain cancer can be helped by a new combination of drug therapies, according to researchers including David Schiff, co-director of the U.Va. Neuro-Oncology Center,
Device allows people to communicate with their minds
Imagine being able to think, taste, touch and feel, but being completely unable to move or communicate. “Locked-in syndrome” is the fate of people with Lou Gehrigâs Disease,
Findings may explain current pollination crisis
Air pollution is destroying the fragrance of flowers and inhibiting the ability of bees and other insects to follow scent trails to their source, according to a recent study
Learn about the defense mechanisms of some of nature's most cunning survivors.
The stories of the men and women behind the dorm names on Grounds.
The Young Women Leaders Program, which pairs middle school girls with college women mentors, goes global.
An interactive feature that compares scenes from the same spots in Charlottesville, nearly 100 years apart.
Want to know the top 5 hidden gems around Grounds? The all-time leading sports scorers? Top foods at the dining hall?
Jerry Reid, an undergraduate student, is a typical student in every wayâexcept one.
Rufus W. Holsinger photographed Charlottesville at the turn of the 20th century, capturing the Rotunda fire and much more.
Look through a few of the thousands of photographs Ed "Flash" Roseberry has taken of Charlottesville since the 1940s.
Photo Essay: Chaplains provide another dimension of care at the U.Va. Hospital.
From superfast rocket engines to a book on common sense, here's a look at some U.Va. research that could change the world.