Topic: Science

Subtopics:   Astronomy and Cosmology Biology Engineering Environment Geology Neuroscience Physics Psychology Sociology
The healing power of fat

The healing power of fat

UVA scientists grow more-therapeutic cells

Researchers have discovered that adipose stem cells—adult stem cells found in fatty tissue—can be used to treat chronic wounds, severe burns and diseases characterized by...

Fall 2010

Between extremes

Between extremes

Study of songbirds shows costs and benefits of testosterone levels

Just as Aristotle’s observations centuries ago led him to recommend moderation in all things, a team of scientists who studied a species of American songbird concluded that...

Fall 2010

R&D Briefs

R&D Briefs

Bringing Bone Back to Life

Bone transplants often fail, but a new technique invented by Edward Botchwey, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and orthopaedic surgery, might make them more...

Summer 2010

‘Life of the Party’

‘Life of the Party’

Astronomers track merger of late-blooming galaxies

Putting together a galaxy takes time—about 10 billion years.

That’s what astronomers at UVA and elsewhere have concluded in observing four small, ancient galaxies...

Summer 2010

Memory

Memory

Researchers explore how we remember, what we remember and why we forget

Researchers explore how we remember, what we remember and why we forget.

Summer 2010

Serious Fun

Serious Fun

Simulation game tackles the Chesapeake Bay

The deplorable state of the Chesapeake Bay watershed is an unlikely subject for a multi-player computer game, but one developed at UVA just might play a role in efforts...

Summer 2010

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Then Again

What a thrill to see the picture of Scott Stadium in 1964 (“Then and Now: An Illustrated Journey Through Time,” Spring 2010). After the Corps of Cadets...

Summer 2010

Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

Chemists discover light-emitting compound

See how it works: A newly-discovered chemical compound that emits light.

Summer 2010

Reinventing Life

Reinventing Life

The strange and wondrous science of biological technology

Students at the University are creating new organisms by splicing DNA. How does synthetic biology work? What are its dangers and benefits? And how might it change the world?

Spring 2010

R&D Briefs

R&D Briefs

Phoning It In

An application that allows smart phone users to send CT scan images remotely has proved useful in helping radiologists make preliminary diagnoses in medical cases.

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Spring 2010

What, Me Worry?

What, Me Worry?

Older adults show less anxiety in social situations

As they age, adults can look forward to one less thing to worry about—anxiety.

A UVA study determined that older adults are less anxious in...

Spring 2010

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Esoterica

The article “Did You Know? A Collection of University Esoterica” [Winter 2009] reminded me of a question I’ve had in my mind for a long...

Spring 2010

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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.

Welcome, Class of 2022

Welcome, Class of 2022

More than 3,800 first-years will join the Wahoo family this fall. Dig into some of the numbers that shape the Class of 2022.