Topic: Research

The Wired Mind

The Wired Mind

Plugging into the heart of the brain

James Coan probes how the mind reacts to emotional situations, from holding hands to being homesick. Barry Condron blazes trails with computer images of fruit flies.

Winter 2007

Getting Out of a Jam

Getting Out of a Jam

Using technology to get more from our roads

Worsening traffic on Virginia roads demands high-tech solutions. The Smart Travel Lab uses advanced computer models to develop them.

Fall 2007

R&D in Brief

R&D in Brief

Misremembering It Well

Older adults are much more likely than their younger counterparts to make mistakes in memory—and to insist that they are right, according...

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

New and Improved

New and Improved

HoosOnline now offers more for alumni

HoosOnline, the online alumni directory, has for years been a great way to find information about fellow alumni. If you haven’t logged on recently, now’s...

Fall 2007

Altered States

Altered States

Scientists analyze the near-death experience

For the past 30 years, UVA psychiatrist Bruce Greyson has tried to reach a scientific understanding of the phenomenon known as the near-death experience.

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

Learning Curve

Learning Curve

Study indicates Montessori might provide the best start

A Montessori education may give children better social and academic skills than those who attend traditional schools.

By the end of kindergarten, Montessori children outperformed their peers...

Spring 2007

Research Party

Research Party

More students are pursuing knowledge outside the lecture hall

Perhaps it represents a revival of intellectual curiosity, or, more cynically, a fine way to burnish one’s grad-school credentials. Whatever the motivation, increasing numbers of UVA undergraduates...

Spring 2007

R&D in Brief

R&D in Brief

Eat Your Vegetables

Medical school professor Janet Cross and Dennis Templeton, chairman of the UVA Department of Pathology, have received a $1.3 million grant from the National Cancer...

Spring 2007

Almost All Air

Almost All Air

The remarkable properties of aerogels

UVA scientists led by Professor Pamela M. Norris research aerogels, solids that are 98 percent air.

Winter 2006

R&D In Brief

R&D In Brief

UVA pathologists have found a way to reverse muscular dystrophy in mice, a promising step in the search to eradicate this muscle-wasting disease in humans. A research team led by...

Winter 2006

Naming Evil

Naming Evil

Professor Jennifer Geddes analyzes the use of the word "evil" in a forthcoming book.

Winter 2006

Snap Judgments

Snap Judgments

Psychological test reveals hidden bias

The Implicit Association Test, developed by a team including UVA psychology professor Brian Nosek, shows the influence of unconscious attitudes on behavior.

Winter 2006

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Highlights

The Exit Interview

The Exit Interview

Teresa A. Sullivan talks with us about her presidency with characteristic grit and grace.

Making the Scene

Making the Scene

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

Family Matters

Family Matters

Joanne Boyle, who served as the women's basketball head coach for seven years, retired after this season to finalize her daughter's adoption process, which could take years.