Recent Articles by

Fariss Samarrai

February 07, 2007
Feb. 7, 2007 -- Children’s conduct problems -- skipping school, sneaking out of the house, lying to parents, shoplifting, or bullying other children -- are a major source of concern for parents and teachers.
February 06, 2007
Feb. 6, 2007 -- Scientists at the University of Virginia have identified what appears to be a major missing link in the process that destroys nerve cells in Alzheimer’s disease, an incurable disease that slowly destroys memory and cognitive abilities. The findings are reported in the Nov.
February 02, 2007
Feb. 2, 2007 -- Governor Timothy M. Kaine and Science Museum of Virginia Director Dr. Walter R. T. Witschey announced Jan. 30 that George Hornberger, the Ernest H.
January 22, 2007
Jan. 22, 2007 -- The National Academy of Sciences has awarded the James Craig Watson Medal to Michael F.
January 09, 2007
Jan. 9, 2007 -- U.Va. astronomers have found an enormous halo of stars bound to the Andromeda galaxy and extending far beyond the swirling disk seen in images of the famous galaxy, our nearest large galactic neighbor. The discovery, reported Jan.
December 19, 2006
Dec. 19, 2006 -- A University of Virginia neuroscientist has found that women under stress who hold their husbands' hands show signs of immediate relief, which can clearly be seen on their brain scans.
November 28, 2006
Nov. 29, 2006 -- Many children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder suffer through a range of problems, from poor grades to poor relations with parents and teachers. But more than half of these children also have serious problems making friends.
November 23, 2006
Nov. 23, 2006 -- Judy S. DeLoache, the Kenan Professor of Psychology, has been awarded the distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
November 08, 2006
Nov. 8, 2006 -- For more than three decades, physicists have been trying to find the Higgs particle — sometimes called the “God particle” — the theoretical underlying particle that possibly is the ultimate basis of everything in the universe.