Topic: Biology

The healing power of fat

The healing power of fat

UVA scientists grow more-therapeutic cells

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...

Fall 2010

Between extremes

Between extremes

Study of songbirds shows costs and benefits of testosterone levels

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...

Fall 2010

R&D Briefs

R&D Briefs

Bringing Bone Back to Life

Bone transplants often fail, but a new technique invented by Edward Botchwey, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and orthopaedic surgery, might make them more...

Summer 2010

Memory

Memory

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

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

Summer 2010

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Then Again

What a thrill to see the picture of Scott Stadium in 1964 (“Then and Now: An Illustrated Journey Through Time,” Spring 2010). After the Corps of Cadets...

Summer 2010

Reinventing Life

Reinventing Life

The strange and wondrous science of biological technology

Students at the University are creating new organisms by splicing DNA. How does synthetic biology work? What are its dangers and benefits? And how might it change the world?

Spring 2010

R&D Briefs

R&D Briefs

Phoning It In

An application that allows smart phone users to send CT scan images remotely has proved useful in helping radiologists make preliminary diagnoses in medical cases.

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Spring 2010

Targeting Addiction

Targeting Addiction

One man’s quest on the path of discovery

Addiction is a disease that affects millions. Dr. Bankole Johnson is developing a pharmaceutical treatment for it.

Fall 2009

Setting the Biological Clock

Setting the Biological Clock

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, UVA biologists have found.

Light receptor cells in...

Winter 2008

Once and Future Plague

Once and Future Plague

Coming to grips with a pandemic

Will avian flu be the next plague? Medical experts and scholars at UVA assess the past for clues and weigh in on the consequences of an influenza pandemic.

Spring 2006

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Highlights

From the Publisher

From the Publisher

UVA Alumni Association President and Virginia Magazine Publisher Jenifer G. Andrasko shares the results of the all-alumni survey.

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.