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Doctors and Nurses Work Together to Get Tonsillectomy Patients Home Faster

After having their tonsils removed, patients often can't leave the hospital for six hours, even if they bounce back from surgery sooner. Hospital policy commonly mandates a six-hour recovery time. But research led by Habib Zalzal, a resident in the...
20-Feb-2018 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


WVU Researcher Wins National Award; Examines Use of Multiple Medications Among Older Cancer Survivors

With the help of a new award, a West Virginia University researcher is examining the prevalence and hazards of potentially inappropriate medication prescribing among elderly cancer survivors.
16-Feb-2018 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


WVU Report Links Fentanyl Use to Amnesia

A case report by a West Virginia University neuropsychologist suggests a new reason fentanyl-alone, or in combination with stimulants-may put substance users at risk, whether they take it knowingly or not. It may cause amnesia.
31-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Composite Materials Key to Enhancing Life of Potentially Failing Infrastructure

Structurally deficient bridges can be bolstered by the use of composite materials, a rehabilitation method for failing structures that enhances the structures' service life and minimizes the cost of field implementation, according to a West Virginia...
31-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


WVU to Conduct Commercial-Scale Research of Clean Tech for Coal-Fired Power Plants

West Virginia University researchers are leading commercial-scale research and development of two new innovations at the country's most efficient coal-fired power plant. The devices could make coal combustion more efficient with fewer emissions and...
30-Jan-2018 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


WVU Research Examines a Different Culprit Behind Alzheimer's Disease

Amyloid plaques have long been believed to be an indicator of neurodegenerative disease. But according to Raymond Anderson, a graduate student in West Virginia University's School of Medicine, such buildup alone does not correlate with disease...
30-Jan-2018 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Awarded USDA Grant to Develop an Innovative Approach to Pest Control

West Virginia University researchers are taking an innovative approach to develop a more sustainable and economical pest control solution.
29-Jan-2018 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites


Documentary Detailing West Virginia's Opioid Crisis Nominated for Academy Award

An Oscar nomination won't entice Elaine McMillion Sheldon and her husband, Kerrin, away from their passion: telling the stories of their home state of West Virginia in hopes of bringing attention, and solutions, to its problems - especially opioid...
26-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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