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U.Va. Spinoff PsiKick’s Batteryless Sensors Poised for Coming ‘Internet of Things’

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | H. Brevy Cannon

More than a decade of collaborative research at three major universities, led by U.Va. professor Ben Calhoun, has overcome many hurdles to create a whole new category of ultra-low-power wireless, batteryless computer chip that could be a “game changer.”

Three U.Va. Researchers Win Hartwell Awards to Improve Children’s Health

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Hartwell Foundation has awarded three U.Va. biomedical researchers with $100,000 each for three years. These awards place U.Va. in the leadership position for all participating schools nationally since Hartwell began the competition in 2006.

U.Va. Holds First National Conference to Tackle ‘Big Data’ Ethics, Law and Policy

Thursday, April 10, 2014 | H. Brevy Cannon

Two of the world’s leading experts on social media, Internet privacy and data ethics are the keynote speakers of the first conference focused on the big ethical, legal and policy issues around big data.

Nibbled to Death: U.Va. Researchers Discover New Way Human Cells Are Killed

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The finding may open new treatment avenues for amoebiasis, a potentially fatal disease that afflicts up to a third of infants in the slums of Bangladesh.

Heart of the Matter: Cardiologist Honored for Tool that Detects Infections in Infants

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Moorman invented a heart-monitoring system that can predict life-threatening infections in very low-birth-weight infants, giving doctors time to prevent them and potentially save thousands of lives.

University of Virginia to Join Rolls-Royce University Technology Centers Network

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | Josie Pipkin

The new agreement strengthens the decade-long affiliation between U.Va. and the aerospace technology giant.

U.Va. Researchers Develop New Tool to Check Cells’ ‘Batteries’

Monday, April 7, 2014

By watching a fluorescent glow change from green to red, researchers can assess the health of mitochondria, the powerhouses of living cells.

U.Va. Invests in Four Researchers Whose Work Has High-Impact Potential

Friday, April 4, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

Computer scientist David Evans, neuroscientist Jonathan Kipnis, astrophysicist Kelsey Johnson and biomedical engineer Jason Papin will receive U.Va. funding for their innovative work.

U.Va. Smashes Barrier to Growing Organs from Stem Cells

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Scientists at the School of Medicine have turned stem cells into a fish embryo, effectively controlling embryonic development. The research will have dramatic impact on the future use of stem cells to better the human condition.

Cowan Fellows Survey Human Rights Concerns in Ghana; Exposure of Small-Scale Miners to Mercury Among Problems

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Six U.Va. law students traveled to Ghana to do field research on the status of some of the West African country’s ongoing human rights issues. They reported on their findings Monday.