Recent Articles by

Fariss Samarrai

April 20, 2016
A chemist and a neuroscientist each have won $300,000 grants from the Hartwell Foundation to conduct research on diseases affecting children’s health. Their work focuses on battling pediatric cancer and autism.
April 07, 2016
UVA President Teresa A. Sullivan recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Max Planck Society to advance research on new, renewable, environmentally friendly and economical energy sources.
April 04, 2016
UVA psychology Ph.D. candidate Kelly Hoffman’s study finds that medical students and residents who held false beliefs about biological differences between blacks and whites were less likely to effectively manage the pain of black patients.
March 31, 2016
A neuroscience graduate student has found that college football players experience a disruption in brain function during the course of a season.
March 23, 2016
A long-term study of a plant and its pathogen is growing researchers and yielding evolutionary insights.
March 07, 2016
Using a magnet-sensitive gene engineered in their lab, UVA neuroscientists manipulated the behavior of mice and zebrafish, an idea that could lead to new treatments for a range of neurological diseases.
March 07, 2016
Deborah Lawrence is part of a multidisciplinary group of UVA faculty members that is delving into the social issues involving land use, energy and the environment.
March 03, 2016
With the Earth’s population at about 7.4 billion people, and projected to grow to about 9 billion by the middle of the century, the need for food and fuel could increasingly be at odds.
February 24, 2016
Species-diverse unmanaged forests may be less susceptible to the damaging effects of ground-level ozone – toxic to many species of vegetation and to humans – than previously understood.
February 17, 2016
A family history of hearing loss and a talent for science brought student William Butler to his neuroscience major.