Astronomy professor Ken Seidelmann helped solve a minor mystery of the GPS era: Did the prime meridian move?
Beauty is not the only thing in the eye of the beholder. Height. Distance. Effort. Cognitive psychologist Dennis Proffitt studies how we see the world around us.
Doctors at the UVA Medical Center are taking a closer look at whether traditional Tibetan healing techniques can help patient outcomes—and stand up to scientific scrutiny.
Eric Topol (Col ’75), director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, is helping untangle the mystery of sudden, unexplained death.
The "room of errors" is a new training tool a UVA nursing professor uses to get everyone from interns to nurses to therapists thinking more about reducing medical errors.
UVA research professor Matthew Gerber has developed a computer program that uses Twitter to predict crime patterns.
UVA researchers have found a parasitic infection that kills human cells by nibbling them to death.
Lukas Tamm and his small team of researchers at UVA are making strides in figuring out how the Ebola virus works.
Kindergarten today isn't what it used to be, according to a study by two UVA researchers.
A graduate student's research potentially identifies the nexus point for future biases seen in adults.
The research is the first to show that a group of embryonic cells can be directed to grow in a particular way by stimulating only two signals that govern cell development.
UVA researchers look at genetic variation among brain cells; top-of-the-tongue phenomena; and a new method for diagnosing traumatic brain injuries.
Research and discovery briefs on summer reading and forensic psychologists and psychiatrists.
UVA researcher finds only certain communities delay kindergarten for their children.
A researcher sets out to design a new poverty gauge for Virginia and discovers flaws in the existing measures.
Citizen scientists help the UVA library and Mountain Lake Biological Station transcribe 7,000 botany records.
UVA engineering team wins international competition with solar-powered wheelchair.
Researchers at UVA test out a handheld ultrasound device, a scalpel-free brain surgery method and a cancer-fighting protein.
Physics professor Lou Bloomfield sets out to fix a wobbly table and discovers a substance that might do much more.
BPA, a chemical found in everything from soda bottles to store receipts, could affect genes that play a role in social behavior across generations.
Graduate students teach, assist faculty and conduct research, but often their achievements go unsung. Meet three UVA grad students and learn about their discoveries.
Can you heat a home with computers? Do social safety net programs work? How long does it take high-fat foods to clog your arteries?
The human body is a complex machine of about 10 trillion interconnected cells. Researchers at the UVA Health System are working with new technology to keep everything from our brains to our blood sugar in good shape.