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Preventing Cancer: Study Finds Dramatic Benefits of Weight-Loss Surgery

Thursday, October 1, 2015 | Josh Barney

A study of women who underwent bariatric surgery found multiple health benefits, including the elimination of precancerous uterine growths.

Major U.Va. Engineering Initiative to Focus on Intersection of Cyber, Physical Systems

Thursday, October 1, 2015 | Elizabeth Thiel Mather

The multimillion-dollar center will focus on cyber systems that interact with, and help control, the human environment.

In-Flight Medical Emergencies: What Doctors and Travelers Must Know

Monday, September 28, 2015 | Josh Barney

Emergency medicine physicians at U.Va. suggest that health care providers and passengers alike think ahead before they get on a plane and find themselves in a difficult situation.

U.Va. Spacecraft Design Team to Launch Payload Aboard NASA Scientific Balloon

Thursday, September 24, 2015 | Fariss Samarrai

Undergraduate students are about to launch into the stratosphere a cosmic radiation detector that they designed and built in an engineering lab.

Identifying New Cancer Genes Opens Door for Targeted Treatments

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | Josh Barney

The mutated genes may be particularly susceptible to cancer-fighting drugs already approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Research Reveals Keys To Sustaining Long-Term Motivation

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 | Caroline Newman

Professor Thomas Bateman interviewed scientists working on some of society’s most long-term projects to determine how other people, too, can move beyond short-term thinking and motivate themselves for long-term achievement.

Undergrad Trio Employs Tech to Bring Health Info to Migrants

Friday, September 18, 2015 | Laura Longhine

The fourth-year students designed a health-promotion app for tablets that was among the winners of a $500,000 competition that challenged entrants to think of a way information technology can be used to make life better for Latinos.

Scientists Create Immunity to Deadly Parasite By Manipulating Host’s Genes

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 | Josh Barney

The breakthrough offers a new strategy to protect humans from infectious diseases, and may offer a “Plan B” when the parasite develops a resistance to the only available treatment.

U.Va.’s Long-Term Mountain Stream Studies Reveal Changing Conditions

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 | Mitchell Powers, | Fariss Samarrai

Environmental scientists have studied Virginia’s mountain streams since 1979. Their findings have contributed to understanding the effects of acid rain, mercury pollution and climate change on natural areas, such as Shenandoah National Park.

You’ve Got to Have Soul, U.Va. Professor Mark Edmundson Says in New Book

Monday, September 14, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

In “Self and Soul: A Defense of Ideals,” Edmundson calls on a host of poets, philosophers and religious figures to explain the ideals of compassion, courage and contemplation.