Jan. 30-Feb. 12, 2004
Vol. 34, Issue 2
Back Issues
Darden to run ethics institute
First Lady of Virginia, Lisa Collis, a leader in public service
Facilities focus of BOV’s Student Affairs meeting
Digest — U.Va. News Daily
Headlines @ U.Va.
Undergrad wins Mitchell Scholarship
Online COMPASS makes room reservations easy
Humans began altering global climate thousands of years ago
Xiaoming ‘Peter’ Yu
Revisiting Racial Diversity
2004 Black History Month Calendar of Events
Stem-cell researcher finds unusual ally in GOP leader
Can the spam: E-mail filter weeds out those unwanted messages
Collage glues together numerous pespectives
What’s a Didjeridu?
Mini-med school accepting applications until Feb. 27
Students drive real estate market

Digest — U.Va. News Daily

Basketball band scores victory in U-Hall debut
The new Virginia Basketball Band was a hit in its Jan. 20 public debut at the men’s basketball game against Clemson. Cavalier fans warmly welcomed the ensemble, a subset of U.Va.’s new marching band, which will take the field this fall. “I’ve been real impressed with the students’ attitude and energy,” said band director William Pease (at right ). “They have exceeded all my expectations.”
The band will play at men’s and women’s basketball home games. (Jan. 22)

Study: Drug wards off diabetes after islet cell transplantation
A study by U.Va. Health System researchers shows that a new anti-inflammatory compound, lisofylline, protects insulin-producing islet cells that have been transplanted into diabetic mice by warding off the return of diabetes. Though such transplants are a promising treatment for Type I diabetes, without drugs to suppress the immune system, the human body would reject the transplanted cells, causing insulin deficiency, excess glucose in the blood and recurrence of diabetes. (Jan. 21)

Wearable technologies for aged independence
With the aging process comes the risk of disease, as well as mental and physical impairment. Researchers at the Virginia Embedded Systems Laboratory at U.Va.’s School of Engineering and Applied Science are working to create new medical devices to monitor the elderly, allowing them to function independently for as long as possible. (Jan. 9-11)


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