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Seeing through an artists eyes
It was an eye-opener for Erin Lyddane. Fresh from earning
her undergraduate art degree, she chose to take a fifth-year assistantship
in photography. Then came her first show, and face-to-face critique
of her work. Lyddane, whose photo is at right, is keeping a diary
for A&S Online. (http://www.aands.vrginia.edu/index.phtml)
offers help in protecting streams
In many ways, the easy part of the Chesapeake 2000 plan to protect
the Chesapeake Bay watershed was coming up with the goals. Now,
local officials must implement them.
Institute for Environmental Negotiation has produced a 63-page
handbook to offer some advice.
clean, healthful and plentiful water, states in the bay region
will not continue to thrive, said Karen Firehock, IEN senior
Fat Into Something Useful
Fat may have the ultimate silver lining: an abundance of adult
stem cells that a University of Virginia researcher is hoping
one day to be able to turn into useful tissue cells to
repair a damaged heart or heal broken bones.
of the fundamental questions that plastic surgeon Adam Katz and
his colleagues are addressing is whether there are enough cues
in a specific location in the body to cause these cells to assume
new forms and functions.
Simply put, stem cells are those cells in the body that have not
yet been stamped into a specific type bone, muscle, blood,
etc. The current holy grail of biomedicine is to be able to direct
those stem cells to replace or repair damaged tissue. Roy Ogle,
director of craniofacial research, is among the scientists working
to translate experimental success into practical treatments.
more on Ogles and Katzs work in Explorations. (http://www.virginia.edu/researchandpublicservice/