Topic: Research

Post-Combat Care

Post-Combat Care

Plastic surgery procedure has new applications

UVA plastic surgeon Adam Katz finds new applications for a fat grafting procedure.

Fall 2008

Deep-Rooted Politics

Deep-Rooted Politics

Clues about what makes us red or blue

Research suggests that political affiliation may be the result of something deeper than conscious identification with an ideology.

Summer 2008

Hacked

Hacked

Student uncovers far-reaching security threat

A doctoral student in computer engineering finds security flaws in an RFID chip commonly used in subway passes.

Summer 2008

What Makes Snakes Scary?

What Makes Snakes Scary?

Fear seems innate

A study by University psychologists suggests that fear of certain animals may be innate in humans.

Summer 2008

Thirst for Knowledge

Thirst for Knowledge

Students' drinking water project wins award

When more than a billion people lack clean drinking water, the efforts of two UVA students might seem like a drop in the bucket.

Summer 2008

Overfertilized

Overfertilized

Professor's research tracks environmental threat

Galloway’s work earned him the 2008 Tyler Environmental Prize, which is administered by the University of Southern California and is considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in the fields of environmental science, energy and environmental health.

Summer 2008

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Who’s Buried Where?

Living just north of the University cemetery, on the other side of the creek, I was delighted to read your Spring issue...

Summer 2008

The Hair Detective

The Hair Detective

For Professor Stephen Macko, a simple strand of hair can be surprisingly revealing

Through isotopic hair analysis, environmental sciences professor Stephen Macko can tell what his students ate for breakfast and what Oetzi the iceman enjoyed during an ancient repast.

Summer 2008

Juvenile but Not Delinquent

Juvenile but Not Delinquent

Surprising findings on teen sexuality

Contrary to conventional wisdom, teens who have sex at an early age may not be headed down the road to delinquency. In fact, they may actually be less inclined...

Spring 2008

Sleepy, Dopey, Grumpy

Sleepy, Dopey, Grumpy

The problems of a culture short on shuteye

At UVA's Sleep Disorders Center, researchers chart the widely misunderstood territory where we spend a third of our lives.

Spring 2008

R&D in Brief

R&D in Brief

Personalized Medicine

UVA computational biologist Jae Lee and UVA oncologist Dan Theodorescu have pioneered a new calculation method for cancer patients—specifically, an algorithm that can predict success...

Winter 2007

A Measured Gait

A Measured Gait

Walking ability as we age

Dr. Casey Kerrigan reads a lot into the way people carry themselves. As chair of UVA’s department of physical medicine and rehabilitation, she’s been investigating...

Winter 2007

Study investigates perception of female CEOs

Study investigates perception of female CEOs

The gender dynamic at the top

When a company announces a new female CEO, the news can be perceived as bad. Darden School of Business professor Erika James and co-researcher Peggy Lee at Arizona State...

Winter 2007

A Legume With Fight

A Legume With Fight

UVA professor helping to protect food staple

African cowpea farmers have long known their worst enemy. They call it “witchweed,” a parasite so virulent that it threatens to decimate what is a food staple...

Winter 2007

Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread

Carbs not so bad after all

Glenn Gaeser's research suggests that a high-carbohydrate diet is not linked to weight gain.

Winter 2007

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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

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.

Engineering Entrepreneurship

Engineering Entrepreneurship

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