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Article ID: 696126

Researcher reveals new cell type in human brain that plays crucial role in visual search

West Virginia University

Every day, people are asked to find something – a familiar face in a crowd, a child in the park, a particular house on a street. While researchers have long-since known that the ability to effectively search and detect goal-relevant targets is controlled by top-down signals from the brain’s frontal area, a researcher from West Virginia University has found evidence that the human medial temporal lobe – or MTL – also plays an essential role in this process.

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14-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695999

Wvu Physicist Receives Prestigious NSF Career Award

West Virginia University

Weichao Tu, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at West Virginia University, has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award to support her research in developing the first comprehensive model to simulate the mysterious dropout of the radiation belt electrons.

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12-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695682

Researchers Investigate Link Between Sleep Apnea Treatment and Diabetes Management

West Virginia University

For adults with diabetes, managing the disease is a day-in, day-out effort to control the factors that affect blood sugar levels. A team of scientists, including two West Virginia University professors, is researching how one aspect of a patient’s daily routine could help keep blood sugar levels within a specific range.

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7-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695518

WVU researcher receives NIH grant to explore effects of fracking on cardiovascular health

West Virginia University

Travis Knuckles, assistant professor in the West Virginia University School of Public Health, has received $450,000 from the National Institutes of Health to investigate how airborne particles can affect human health.

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5-Jun-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695580

Expert: Deadly Guatemalan Eruption Highlights Dangers, Differences in Volcanic Activity

West Virginia University

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4-Jun-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695144

Four Factors Predict Chronic Opioid Use, Suggests Study by WVU Researchers

West Virginia University

Four factors increase the odds that a patient will wind up on chronic opioid therapy, suggests research conducted by a team of researchers led by Nilanjana Dwibedi, assistant professor in the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy.

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29-May-2018 8:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695031

Opioid Epidemic, Suicide Rates Related, Expert Says

West Virginia University

Steadily rising suicide rates are related to the country’s opioid epidemic, a West Virginia University epidemiologist says. According to Dr. Ian Rockett, WVU’s newest study reveals that drug suicides are a significant public health issue.

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23-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694994

WVU Volcanologist Can Offer Insights on Volcanic Eruptions in Hawai'i

West Virginia University

New cracks and lava leaks on Hawai’i near two established volcano vents pose significant hazards for the area’s residents, and not only from the currents of lava flow creeping toward the Pacific Ocean. According to Graham Andrews, West Virginia University volcanologist, large earthquakes and repeated small, explosions at the volcanos, plus toxic gases and vapors released from the lava and where the it enters the ocean are likely to make breathing difficult, a combination that is making life on Hawai’i perilous.

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23-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694927

Professors Bring the Scientific Community Closer to Understanding Binary Star Mergers

West Virginia University

Maura McLaughlin and Duncan Lorimer, professors of physics and astronomy at West Virginia University, have discovered a new pair of pulsars and have followed up on characteristics of another new duo. Their research will bring insights into the understanding of the how many of these systems exist and the rate in which they merge in our galaxy.

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22-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694923

Researchers Receive Funding From the Alpha Foundation to Study Mine Safety and Health

West Virginia University

A pair of research teams from West Virginia University have received close to $500,000 in funding from the Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health.

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22-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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