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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
The new agreement strengthens the decade-long affiliation between U.Va. and the aerospace technology giant.
By watching a fluorescent glow change from green to red, researchers can assess the health of mitochondria, the powerhouses of living cells.