UVA Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Scientists at the University of Virginia say women who store weight in their bellies may be genetically programed to do that, and they could also be at increased risk for diabetes.

Creating Healthy Life Habits Through Art

Sep 22, 2014

Hold your smartphone at arm’s length and point the camera at yourself….the term “selfie” was officially added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary this year. Now, some Roanoke and Blacksburg High School art students are creating another kind of selfie; one that could influence their health habits in years to come. 

CavCam Diagnoses Eye Damage

Aug 8, 2013

Diabetes is a dangerous disease that can lead to blindness, but some people don’t know they have it, and others refuse to make changes needed to prevent complications.   

Now, an eye doctor at the University of Virginia has come up with a relatively cheap and easy way to diagnose eye damage and to motivate patients.

For more than a decade, Dr. Paul Yates has been searching for a camera that could help him examine the backs of patients’ eyes.  The quest began during his years as a resident at Harvard.