Topic: Science

Subtopics:   Astronomy and Cosmology Biology Engineering Environment Geology Neuroscience Physics Psychology Sociology
Bottled Trouble

Bottled Trouble

Common chemical could have lasting effects on genes

BPA, a chemical found in everything from soda bottles to store receipts, could affect genes that play a role in social behavior across generations.

Winter 2012

Meet the Machines

Meet the Machines

Rare and astonishing equipment fuels science and medicine at UVA

Take a look at four cool machines that help UVA doctors, students and researchers expand the limits of their fields.

Winter 2012

Required Reading

Required Reading

Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist who specializes in adult development, discusses her new book about 20-somethings.

Winter 2012

Blood Bond

Blood Bond

How an unlikely pair came to share the same commitment

Dr. Mary Laughlin and football coach Mike London try to improve the survival rate for those afflicted with cancer and blood disorders.

Winter 2012

Dark Skies, Bright Kids

Dark Skies, Bright Kids

Helping young students reach for the stars

Professor Kelsey Johnson helps kids reach for the stars, and find their own inner scientist.

Winter 2012

Along Came A Spider

Along Came A Spider

University doctor helping create a safer antivenom

A UVA doctor is testing a safer antivenom for black widow spider bites.

October 16, 2012

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Forgotten Treasures

["Borges in Charlottesville," Summer 2012] was a most enjoyable and informative article. It lacks only fuller references to the invaluable contributions of Jared Loewenstein to the...

Fall 2012

Extreme Science

Extreme Science

What is the Higgs boson and why is it so important?

Scientists think they have finally discovered the elusive Higgs boson, which may be the biggest breakthrough since the theory of relativity.

August 21, 2012

The Evolution of Depression

The Evolution of Depression

How depression might—or might not—be a biological adaptation

A UVA psychiatrist believes that depression is a biological adaption and must have an upside.

Summer 2012

State Court Guards UVA Climate Scientist and Research

State Court Guards UVA Climate Scientist and Research

Nearly two years after Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (Engr '91) expressed suspicions of fraud concerning climate research conducted at UVA, the Virginia State Supreme Court ruled that Cuccinelli's...

Summer 2012

In With the New

In With the New

Clinical chemist named Innovator of the Year

How do you help a laboratory thrive? Professor Robin Felder knows.

Felder, director of UVA's Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology program, was honored in April as the...

Summer 2012

Lady Gaga Recruits UVA Bullying Expert

Lady Gaga Recruits UVA Bullying Expert

Professor Dewey Cornell brings 30 years of experience to new foundation

Lady Gaga's lofty goal and a Foundation stacked with experts well-suited to help achieve it.

May 15, 2012

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Engineering Entrepreneurship

Engineering Entrepreneurship

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