A newly arrived faculty member is part of a research team that found a faulty “brake” within immune cells that may cause many of the symptoms of MS.
The University has funded six pairs of graduate and undergraduate students as they pursue summer research in a variety of fields.
This year’s graduates at the University of Virginia have distinguished themselves with a wide array of scholarships, awards and grants, covering everything from public service to scientific inquiry.
Globalization of trade is creating instability in the food distribution system, according to results from a study led by U.Va. environmental scientist Paolo D’Odorico.
Medical anthropologist China Scherz considers how people understand charity, interdependence and who cares for whom.
Nona Jiang has received two grants to continue her research into how infections can slow brain development of children in impoverished areas of the world.
Using the world’s largest radio telescope, U.Va. astronomer Kelsey Johnson has led the discovery of the first known example of a globular cluster about to be born.
Complicating the effort is the surprising genetic variance among neurons in the brain, a phenomenon called “mosaicism,” which necessitates a two-pronged approach to discovering the genetic basis for schizophrenia.
Education professor Derrick Alridge is documenting the stories of teachers of the civil rights era who “exercised immense courage, inside and outside the classrooms, by taking leadership roles and mentoring young civil rights activists.”
How to address some of the major challenges brought about by humans’ interactions with the environment is the subject of a forum this week, designed to explore the possibilities for a new multidisciplinary initiative.