Topic: Biology

What Can Voles Tell Us About Ourselves?

What Can Voles Tell Us About Ourselves?

Behavioral epigenetics research shows how trauma can permanently change the way your genes function

Behavioral epigenetics is the study of how emotional trauma can affect the genes passed down to the next generation, and the study of prairie voles can shed some light on this phenomenon in humans.

Fall 2016

Good Science

Good Science

Years ago, a UVA scientist made a discovery that led to a Nobel Prize

In a series of experiments in a lab on Grounds in 1977, pharmacology professor Alfred G. Gilman made a breakthrough that won him a Nobel Prize.

Summer 2016

Print Shop

Print Shop

Dots and Lines of 3-D Bioprinters Help UVA Scientists, Step by Tiny Step

UVA has two of the most precise bioprinters in the nation. What can they do? How do they do it?

Winter 2015

Tibetan Medicine Under the Microscope

Tibetan Medicine Under the Microscope

UVA Medical Center examines efficacy and possibilities of an ancient practice

Doctors at the UVA Medical Center are taking a closer look at whether traditional Tibetan healing techniques can help patient outcomes—and stand up to scientific scrutiny.

Fall 2015

Brain Freeze

Brain Freeze

A UVA neurologist explains why ice cream can make us (literally) scream

What exactly is brain freeze and how can we avoid it? A UVA neurologist explains why ice cream can make us (literally) scream.

June 30, 2015

Sleuthing Sudden Death

Sleuthing Sudden Death

Eric Topol leads the largest investigation ever into the causes of sudden, unexplained death

Eric Topol (Col ’75), director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, is helping untangle the mystery of sudden, unexplained death.

Summer 2015

A World of Change

A World of Change

UVA professors study regions far and near to understand the changing climate

To find out exactly how a changing climate affects us, UVA professors have undertaken studies that span the globe—from Virginia to the Arctic and beyond.

Spring 2015

Bee Hopeful

Bee Hopeful

Rare sighting sparks optimism for vanishing species

UVA prof. T’ai Roulston and his research team recently spotted a bumblebee that hadn’t been seen in the Eastern U.S. for five years.

Winter 2014

Flower Power

Flower Power

How sunflowers can clean up the environment

Catie Kitrinos (Col '15) aims to map sunflowers' ability to absorb heavy metals across its genome.

Fall 2014

Stem Cell Breakthrough

Stem Cell Breakthrough

UVA scientists’ discovery could lead to organ and tissue regeneration

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.

Summer 2014

R&D: The Brain

R&D: The Brain

Three different research teams at UVA turn their attention to the brain

UVA researchers look at genetic variation among brain cells; top-of-the-tongue phenomena; and a new method for diagnosing traumatic brain injuries.

Spring 2014

Crowdsourcing Historical Collections

Crowdsourcing Historical Collections

UVA asks citizen scientists to help transcribe 7,000 botany records

Citizen scientists help the UVA library and Mountain Lake Biological Station transcribe 7,000 botany records.

Fall 2013

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Highlights

Griddle Me This

Griddle Me This

For decades, it cheered our hearts, warmed our blood and hardened our arteries. The origin story and afterlife of the Grillswith. And also the recipe.