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Yet Again, Einstein’s Theory Passes the Test with Flying Colors

An international team of astronomers, which includes Duncan Lorimer, West Virginia University professor of physics and astronomy, has tested Einstein’s theory using three stars orbiting each other: a neutron star and two white dwarfs. Their...
5-Jul-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


WVU One of Five Worldwide Awarded State-of-the-Art Manufacturing System From GE

In the first quarter of 2019, the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources will take delivery on a Concept Laser Mlab 200R machine, valued at more than $250,000. The direct metal laser melting – or DMLM – machine use lasers to melt...
28-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Biology student receives NASA grant to study the brain

Kaylynn Coates, a doctoral student in the West Virginia University Department of Biology, has received a grant from the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium to study how serotonin neurons are regulated in the brain.
27-Jun-2018 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Researchers improve screening rates for state’s second-deadliest cancer

West Virginia University researchers are working to improve screening rates for the state, which has one of the highest incidences of colorectal cancer and one of the lowest screening rates in the nation.
21-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Researcher Developing Innovative Process to Improve Environmental Sustainability and Water Quality

West Virginia University could be at the forefront of solving a $57 billion dollar pollution problem and finding new ways to transform forestry waste into a cash crop for the state and region.
19-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Researcher Pursues Updated Vaccine Against Whooping Cough

To remain effective, the pertussis vaccine must be modified to keep pace with evolving bacteria. As the vaccines' efficacy is declining, Heath Damron, an assistant professor in the WVU School of Medicine, is pursuing innovations to strengthen the...
18-Jun-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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

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...
14-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Wvu Physicist Receives Prestigious NSF Career Award

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...
12-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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