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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

R&D Briefs

Smile, Milky Way

The universe can be viewed in a little sharper focus by one of the world’s most powerful telescopes, located in Arizona and partially owned by

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

Top Innovator

Top Innovator

Sorting Through Garbage

Sorting Through Garbage

As a country, the U.S. produces the most trash on earth. Where does your garbage go?

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

Research council cites strengths in U.Va. doctoral programs

The Trouble with Civilization

The Trouble with Civilization

Civilizations rise and fall. Why do they disintegrate? Is it better to live a "civilized" life?

R&D Briefs

More than a nuisance Kudzu, an invasive vine notorious for its all-consuming growth rate, poses a health threat because it can contribute to increases in surface ozone, according to

The healing power of fat

Researchers have discovered that adipose stem cells—adult stem cells found in fatty tissue—can be used to treat chronic wounds, severe burns and diseases characterized by poor circulation.<

Between extremes

Between extremes

Just as Aristotle’s observations centuries ago led him to recommend moderation in all things, a team of scientists who studied a species of American songbird concluded that Mother

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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

Memory

Memory

Researchers explore how we remember, what we remember and why we forget.

Verbatim

“Given the current state of the newspaper business, I share the concerns of many about the future of the free press—and especially about the potential impact that this

Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

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

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  • Predicting Crime, 140 Characters at a Time

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

  • Did You Know?

    Do you know which popular soft drink is named for a U.Va. alumnus? Or how about the top-secret military experiments conducted in the shadow of the Rotunda?

  • Do the Robot

    In her lab in U.Va.’s Olsson Hall, Amy LaViers, assistant professor in systems and information engineering, can make robots dance.

  • Admiral of the Antarctic

    Before embarking on a naval career that would send him to the North and South poles, Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd spent a year studying at U.Va.

  • Smart Money

    Professor Richard Netemeyer talks about the how and why of financial education, and offers a few tips to help with everyday financial matters.

  • Better, Stronger, Faster

    U.Va.’s SPEED Clinic uses high-tech wizardry to help weekend warriors develop a better gait.

  • Podcast People

    Alumna Lulu Miller (Grad '13) and Alix Spiegel have created a new National Public Radio show with a focus on how invisible forces influence human behavior.

  • What Lies Beneath

    Maintaining a 6-mile network of tunnels under Grounds is a never-ending job for U.Va.'s facilities workers. They spend every day of the year fixing valves, draining traps and conducting routine inspections on the pipes that heat the Grounds.