Topic: Biology

Flight of the Cicadas

Flight of the Cicadas

Professor Haibo Dong studies the flight dynamics of bugs to gain insight on robotic flyers

Professor Haibo Dong studies the flight dynamics of an ancient bug to gain insight on robotic flyers.

July 17, 2013

Crash Courses

Crash Courses

A Summer Session sampler

From gangster films to cell biology to teaching technology, take a crash course in some of the material taught during Summer Session.

July 16, 2013

Required Reading

Required Reading

with Rosalyn Berne

Professor Rosalyn Berne discusses her new science fiction novel, "Waiting in the Silence."

Summer 2013

What’s the Big Idea?

What’s the Big Idea?

UVA research that could change the world

From superfast rocket engines to a book on common sense, here's a look at some UVA research that could change the world.

Summer 2013

The Quality of Souls

The Quality of Souls

A mother works to find a cure for her son’s syndrome

Alumna Audrey Davidow Lapidus writes about how a rare genetic syndrome has shaped her son's life as well as her own.

Spring 2013

Bottled Trouble

Bottled Trouble

Common chemical could have lasting effects on genes

BPA, a chemical found in everything from soda bottles to store receipts, could affect genes that play a role in social behavior across generations.

Winter 2012

Blood Bond

Blood Bond

How an unlikely pair came to share the same commitment

Dr. Mary Laughlin and football coach Mike London try to improve the survival rate for those afflicted with cancer and blood disorders.

Winter 2012

Along Came A Spider

Along Came A Spider

University doctor helping create a safer antivenom

A UVA doctor is testing a safer antivenom for black widow spider bites.

October 16, 2012

What’s Up, Doc?

What’s Up, Doc?

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

Spring 2012

Following the Flow

Following the Flow

UVA scientists and educators assess and improve water quality

Suzanne Maben, gray-green waders hugging her legs, forges into the middle of Paine Run and, like a nurse monitoring a patient, records the vital signs of...

Winter 2011

R&D Briefs

R&D Briefs

Mapping a Pathogen

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

Summer 2011

Physical Science

Physical Science

John Brenkus (Col ’93) explores the physics—and aches and pains—of athletics

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

Spring 2011

Bird Food Redux

Bird Food Redux

Feathers and diet give insights into environmental health

For one UVA researcher, clues about the health of the environment lie in examining the feathers and vomit of birds.

Charles Clarkson (Grad ’14), a doctoral candidate...

Winter 2010

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Highlights

Making the Scene

Making the Scene

Lear deBessonet (Col ’02) and Jon Provan (Col ’09) are proving themselves in New York theater

Engineering Entrepreneurship

Engineering Entrepreneurship

New efforts at the School of Engineering encourage engineering students to approach problems from an entrepreneur's perspective.

From Bosnia, With Love

From Bosnia, With Love

A stint in Sarajevo inspired Katie Gar Ward (Col ’08) to do something for the country's many street dogs.