Thursday, April 24, 2014


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Promising U.Va. Youth Development Researchers Win Major Research Support

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Noelle Hurd studies the mentoring relationships of economically disadvantaged African-American adolescents, while Joanna Lee Williams is probing diverse middle-school peer groups. Both were named Grant Foundation Scholars.

Virtual Bacteria Shed Light on Cystic Fibrosis Infections

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Biomedical engineers have built a computer model of two deadly bacteria to examine their functions. Somewhat surprisingly, they’re happy to discover where their model goes wrong.

U.Va. to Lead Massive Climate Change Mapping and Modeling Project

Monday, April 21, 2014

Backed by U.Va.’s new “Global Programs of Distinction” funding program, the effort brings together faculty from across Grounds to model the long-term effects of climate change by tracking both the forest and the trees.

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.