Topic: Research

Snooze Alarm

Snooze Alarm

Seniors get wake-up call about too little sleep

Shakespeare described sleep as knitting up the “raveled sleeve of care.”

According to a UVA study, most elderly people aren’t getting enough knitting.<...

Fall 2009

A Wink Is as Good as a Nod

A Wink Is as Good as a Nod

Head movements trump gender in conversation

Watch a video that shows how researchers change perceived gender with video conferencing software.

Fall 2009

Adorable Secret to Success

Adorable Secret to Success

Exposure to cuteness increases fine motor skills

Imagine a calico kitten playing with a ball of string. Are you picturing it? Good, now you are—by a small but measurable margin—better prepared to...

Fall 2009

From DNA to the N.I.H.

From DNA to the N.I.H.

Geneticist to lead health efforts

Francis S. Collins to head multi-billion dollar research institute.

Fall 2009

Science, Fashion and Rock ’n’ Roll

Science, Fashion and Rock ’n’ Roll

Medical dean featured in GQ magazine

Medical School dean Steven T. DeKosky is a “Rock Star of Science,” according to the June issue of GQ magazine.

Fall 2009

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

Can’t Buy Me Love

Can’t Buy Me Love

Why do couples break up?

Jeff Dew found that the only type of disagreement that predicted whether a cohabiting couple would break up was money.

July 16, 2009

Different Skills, Common Goal

Different Skills, Common Goal

Teamwork yielding results in cancer research

One day more than a decade ago, Meredith Gunter shared an elevator with a cancer researcher.

She was headed to the fourth floor of the UVA Cancer...

Summer 2009

Honors

Honors

Former U.S. Senator John Warner (Law ’53) was made honorary Knight Commander by Queen Elizabeth II on March 17.

Summer 2009

Academic Notes

Academic Notes

Brain Drain?

A new study indicates that some cognitive skills peak at the age of 22, then begin a slow decline a few years later. Timothy Salthouse, a UVA professor...

Summer 2009

Design. Build. Test. Repeat.

Design. Build. Test. Repeat.

Body armor design could have personal payoff

All biomedical engineering students have to choose a “real-world” problem when they enter their second year, a conundrum of design that they will try to solve by...

Summer 2009

The Depressing Side of Romance

The Depressing Side of Romance

Exploring the conneciton between love and drugs

Unlucky in love? Finding romance may be even harder if you take antidepressants. While it is common knowledge that antidepressants such as Zoloft and Prozac can cause sexual dysfunction,...

Summer 2009

Hungry for Answers

Hungry for Answers

UVA leads biggest malnutrition study ever

The statistics are staggering. Nearly a third of all children in developing countries suffer from malnutrition. Worldwide, poor nutrition is linked to more than half of all child deaths.<...

Summer 2009

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Highlights

First-Gens First

First-Gens First

Why UVA is putting new focus on students whose parents never went to college.

A World of Color

A World of Color

Student’s coloring book puts inspirational and everyday women on the same pages.

A Higher Law

A Higher Law

McIntire professor’s lessons extend beyond the classroom.