Department: Research and Discovery

Make It Stick

Make It Stick

Physics professor invents a new substance

Physics professor Lou Bloomfield sets out to fix a wobbly table and discovers a substance that might do much more.

Spring 2013

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

Fresh Ideas

Fresh Ideas

A sampling of research by graduate students

Graduate students teach, assist faculty and conduct research, but often their achievements go unsung. Meet three UVA grad students and learn about their discoveries.

Fall 2012

R&D Briefs

R&D Briefs

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?

Summer 2012

What’s Up, Doc?

What’s Up, Doc?

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.

Spring 2012

Starting Smarter

Starting Smarter

State-funded preschool programs improve performance of young students

Fall 2011

Over the Moon

Over the Moon

Scientists test atmosphere on one of Saturn’s moons

Summer 2011

In the Red

In the Red

UVA studies explore money and what happens when there isn’t enough of it

Summer 2011

Smoke Alarm

Smoke Alarm

Nicotine use during pregnancy linked to psychiatric disorders in offspring

Spring 2011

Bird Food Redux

Bird Food Redux

Feathers and diet give insights into environmental health

Winter 2010

Gym Rats

Gym Rats

Exercise shows value for addicted rodents and busy people

Winter 2010

Top Innovator

Top Innovator

Computer scientist honored for technology tool

Winter 2010

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Highlights

Thinking Big

Thinking Big

The Class of 2020’s student leaders bring big ideas, diverse experiences.

Scaling Up

Scaling Up

A law school climb to Everest base camp could set a new baseline in global learning.