Topic: Health

First Proof of Secondhand Smoke Damage

First Proof of Secondhand Smoke Damage

MRI analysis provides evidence

For the first time, the effects of secondhand smoke can be plainly seen, and the picture isn’t pretty. Using a special type of magnetic resonance imaging, researchers...

Spring 2008

Verbatim

Verbatim

“You can only get so fat.”

—Professor of exercise physiology Glen Gaesser, in a Los Angeles Times article,...

Spring 2008

Two for One

Two for One

Grant has unexpected payoff in African project

A grant from the Jefferson Trust yielded unexpected dividends for a project that’s addressing community health issues in Africa.

The trust, which is administered by...

Spring 2008

Lab-grown Ligaments

Lab-grown Ligaments

Many of us are familiar with the pains of a torn ligament. One of the worst ligaments you can tear is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which lies under...

Fall 2007

The Quest for a Male Contraceptive

The Quest for a Male Contraceptive

UVA researchers discover a way to keep sperm from swimming 

UVA researcher Young-Hwan Kim has discovered a protein in sperm tails that may be crucial for the development of male contraceptive drugs. Known as SFEC (sperm flagellar energy carrier),...

Fall 2007

What Underlies Alzheimer’s

What Underlies Alzheimer’s

Biologists Michelle King and George S. Bloom have made an essential advance in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Research by these UVA professors has identified a heretofore...

Fall 2007

A Mother’s Challenge

A Mother’s Challenge

When I graduated from the University of Virginia, I left with skills I knew would help me in work and in life. I never imagined how much I would...

Fall 2007

Saving the Life of a Dummy

Saving the Life of a Dummy

How medical students learn to deal with trauma

The UVA School of Medicine employs sophisticated simulations to train third-year medical students for trauma scenarios.

Summer 2007

Mission of Mercy

Mission of Mercy

On April 24, 2006, the U.S. Naval Hospital Ship Mercy sailed from San Diego on a mission to provide medical and other humanitarian assistance to the people of South and...

Summer 2007

Growing Bones

Growing Bones

The potential for bone transplants

It sounds so futuristic—growing bones outside the body, then implanting them when needed to replace those that have become soft or brittle or riddled with osteoporotic fractures....

Spring 2007

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

Ready to Spin Off

Ready to Spin Off

Jason George (Com ’94) looks back on his time at UVA while looking forward to his role as a firefighter in a Grey’s Anatomy spin-off.

Making the Scene

Making the Scene

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

Staking a Position

Staking a Position

Professor Willis Jenkins (Grad ’06) takes a somewhat unorthodox approach in his "argument lab."