Topic: Research

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

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

Blue, Orange and Green

Blue, Orange and Green

The growing environmental sensibility on Grounds

Though the pace of change might not suit everyone, UVA is moving toward a greener future on many fronts.

Winter 2007

Sex and the Female Mind

Sex and the Female Mind

Why are so many women dissatisfied?

Professor Anita Clayton (Med '82) explores the psychological dimension of women's discontentment with their sexual experiences.

Winter 2007

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

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

Learning Curve

Learning Curve

Study indicates Montessori might provide the best start

Spring 2007

Research Party

Research Party

More students are pursuing knowledge outside the lecture hall

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

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

Match Madness

Match Madness

After years of hard work, medical students find their future in an envelope.