Topic: Research

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

In Pursuit of Happiness

In Pursuit of Happiness

Psychologists explore everyone's favorite emotion

How would you reply if a psychologist asked how satisfied you were with your life? A trio of UVA professors delve into what makes us happy.

Spring 2009

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Highlights

Water for the World

Water for the World

A new tablet, developed by UVA engineers, could hold the answer to clean water for millions.

Engineering Entrepreneurship

Engineering Entrepreneurship

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