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Scientists ID Cause of Movement, Balance Problems in Multiple Sclerosis

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A newly arrived faculty member is part of a research team that found a faulty “brake” within immune cells that may cause many of the symptoms of MS.

‘Double ’Hoo’ Awards Power Undergrad-Grad Student Research Pairs

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Matt Kelly

The University has funded six pairs of graduate and undergraduate students as they pursue summer research in a variety of fields.

U.Va. Graduates Excelled in Scholarship and Research

Thursday, May 14, 2015 | Matt Kelly

This year’s graduates at the University of Virginia have distinguished themselves with a wide array of scholarships, awards and grants, covering everything from public service to scientific inquiry.

Study: World Population-Food Supply Balance is Becoming Increasingly Unstable

Monday, May 11, 2015 | Fariss Samarrai

Globalization of trade is creating instability in the food distribution system, according to results from a study led by U.Va. environmental scientist Paolo D’Odorico.

‘Teaching a Man to Fish’ More Complicated Than It Sounds

Friday, May 8, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

Medical anthropologist China Scherz considers how people understand charity, interdependence and who cares for whom.

First-Year Med Student’s Research in Dhaka Slums to Aid Children Around World

Friday, May 8, 2015 | Josh Barney

Nona Jiang has received two grants to continue her research into how infections can slow brain development of children in impoverished areas of the world.

Astronomer Discovers Cosmic 'Dinosaur Egg' About to Hatch

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Using the world’s largest radio telescope, U.Va. astronomer Kelsey Johnson has led the discovery of the first known example of a globular cluster about to be born.

U.Va. Shares $11 Million Grant to Probe Genetic Causes of Schizophrenia

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Complicating the effort is the surprising genetic variance among neurons in the brain, a phenomenon called “mosaicism,” which necessitates a two-pronged approach to discovering the genetic basis for schizophrenia.

Oral History Project Finding ‘Unique Vantage Point’ of Civil Rights Era Teachers

Monday, May 4, 2015 | Audrey Breen

Education professor Derrick Alridge is documenting the stories of teachers of the civil rights era who “exercised immense courage, inside and outside the classrooms, by taking leadership roles and mentoring young civil rights activists.”

Thursday Forum to Lay Groundwork for University-Wide Resilience Focus

Friday, May 1, 2015 | Fariss Samarrai

How to address some of the major challenges brought about by humans’ interactions with the environment is the subject of a forum this week, designed to explore the possibilities for a new multidisciplinary initiative.


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