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U.Va. Research Overturns Basic Beliefs About Atherosclerosis

Monday, July 6, 2015 | Josh Barney

Atherosclerosis – best known as hardening of the arteries – is the leading cause of death worldwide. A new study finds that researchers knew less about the disease than they thought, but suggests a possible new avenue for treatment.

Say It With Light: Using LEDs to Move Data Faster

Thursday, July 2, 2015 | Matt Kelly

University of Virginia engineering professor Maite Brandt-Pearce and former student Mohammad Noshad want to revolutionize wireless communication with light waves.

$1.35 Million Grant Funds Bid to Better Predict Deadly Avian Flu Outbreaks

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | Josh Barney

An international team led by U.Va.’s Lukas Tamm will look at changes in the virus’s outer envelope as it adapts to different hosts, with an eye toward predicting possible pandemics.

U.Va. Researchers Travel the Nation To Study Politics in America’s Churches

Friday, June 26, 2015 | Caroline Newman

Kristopher Norris and Sam Speers’ new book offers case studies of five churches, ranging from an evangelical megachurch in California to a Baltimore congregation in the thick of the gay rights movement.

Experimental Treatment Sends Deadly Leukemia Into Remission

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | Josh Barney

Doctors stress that the treatment is not a cure for patients with a rare form of leukemia, but can buy time for patients as they seek stem cell donors. It’s also an approach that could be used against other cancers, they said.

U.Va. Researchers ID Best Source of Stem Cells to Block Diabetic Blindness

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | Josh Barney

As potential new stem-cell treatments for blindness caused by diabetic retinopathy advance toward trials, the research team answered one key question: Where should the stem cells come from?

Sperm Meets Egg: New Reproductive Research Could Lead to Male Contraceptive

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | Josh Barney

U.Va. researchers have identified a protein that could be a potential target for a drug that could prevent sperm cells from binding with eggs.

The Parrot Talks: Complex Pueblo Society Older Than Previously Thought

Monday, June 22, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

Using high-tech dating methods on the remains of scarlet macaws, the researchers found that Pueblo sociopolitical complexity developed much earlier than previously thought.

Lower Rainfall Could Spark Domestic Violence, Dowry Killings in India

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | Caroline Newman

One U.Va. economist raises the alarm about how climate variations impact India’s most vulnerable people.

New Microchip Improves Future of Self-Powered Wearable Technology

Monday, June 15, 2015 | Katie McNally, | Mitchell Powers, | Rob Smith

U.Va. researchers are developing a tiny microchip that will support a new generation of ultra-small wearable health care monitoring devices, powered only by the energy it harvests from body heat, motion or sunlight.

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