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Newswise: WVU Extension experts offer reminders about fall burning considerations to prevent brush and forest fires
Released: 2-Dec-2021 1:30 PM EST
WVU Extension experts offer reminders about fall burning considerations to prevent brush and forest fires
West Virginia University

Fire restrictions vary by state. In West Virginia, the fall fire season runs from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 while the spring fire season goes from March 1 to May 31.

Newswise: WVU engineers seek ways to prevent rockfalls on rural roads
Released: 2-Dec-2021 11:40 AM EST
WVU engineers seek ways to prevent rockfalls on rural roads
West Virginia University

Two engineers at West Virginia University have studied countermeasures to mitigate rockfalls on the Mountain State's rural roads.

Newswise: Tips for safely enjoying a fresh-cut tree this holiday season
Released: 29-Nov-2021 1:55 PM EST
Tips for safely enjoying a fresh-cut tree this holiday season
West Virginia University

‘Tis the season for many families across West Virginia to begin decking their halls for the holidays with garland, lights and most commonly, the Christmas tree. While the ease and convenience of a pre-lit, artificial tree appeals to some, others prefer the authentic look and smell of a fresh-cut Christmas tree.

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Released: 7-Oct-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Anti-aging agents: Undergraduate students at WVU combat aging and health disparities in Appalachia
West Virginia University

They're focused on the idea that aging in Appalachia doesn’t need to be about long commute times for quality healthcare and high rates of diabetes, depression and other diseases.

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Released: 1-Sep-2021 12:00 PM EDT
New West Virginia health survey aims to better inform policy makers to help deliver resources to communities in need
West Virginia University

Researchers at West Virginia University are surveying all 55 West Virginia counties to better understand critical health needs. The goal is to direct resources to the communities that need them most.

Newswise: West Virginia Peer Recovery Program Proves Effective in Fight Against Opioid Crisis
Released: 31-Aug-2021 11:30 AM EDT
West Virginia Peer Recovery Program Proves Effective in Fight Against Opioid Crisis
West Virginia University

WV PEERS, a collaborative program between WVU and several community partners, uses peer recovery coaches to increase access to treatment for people who have substance use disorder.

Newswise: Mapping the Past, Present and Future of West Virginia
Released: 5-May-2021 7:05 AM EDT
Mapping the Past, Present and Future of West Virginia
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

New research is transforming understanding of the Mountain State’s famous landscape – and identifying ways to preserve it.

Newswise: WVU neuroscientist explores fighting weight gain with darkness
Released: 27-Feb-2019 11:10 AM EST
WVU neuroscientist explores fighting weight gain with darkness
West Virginia University

Randy Nelson, who chairs the Department of Neuroscience in the West Virginia University School of Medicine, is exploring how maintaining a truly dark sleeping environment may make it easier to keep weight off.

Newswise: WVU to offer new neuroscience major
Released: 27-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
WVU to offer new neuroscience major
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

This year, West Virginia University became the first university in the state to offer an undergraduate neuroscience major. The program, housed in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, is a dual effort between the departments of psychology and biology.

Newswise: WVU to host first Morgantown Algebra Days event
Released: 27-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
WVU to host first Morgantown Algebra Days event
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

The West Virginia University Department of Mathematics is set to host Morgantown Algebra Days April 13-14.

Newswise: Navigating life 'outside the gate'
Released: 18-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
Navigating life 'outside the gate'
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

With 1.3 million active duty military personnel nationwide, coordinating and finding accessible healthcare and social services for their 1.7 million family members is a major challenge. A WVU professor is working to address these challenges and needs through the Military Families Learning Network.

Newswise: WVU researchers assess how a vegetarian diet can help prevent or control diabetes
Released: 7-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
WVU researchers assess how a vegetarian diet can help prevent or control diabetes
West Virginia University

As West Virginia University works toward becoming the world’s first Blue Zones Certified university, a graduate-student researcher in the WVU School of Public Health is exploring how one of the Blue Zone Project’s tenets—eating an abundance of vegetables—can make individuals with diabetes, and those at-risk of developing the condition, healthier.

Newswise: Unearthing an ice age in the African desert
Released: 4-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
Unearthing an ice age in the African desert
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A field trip to Namibia to study volcanic rocks led to an unexpected discovery by West Virginia University geologists Graham Andrews and Sarah Brown.

Newswise: The Heart and the Brain: Connecting Social Work and Public Administration
Released: 29-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST
The Heart and the Brain: Connecting Social Work and Public Administration
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Karissa Bjorkgren, a second-year student in the Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration programs at West Virginia University, is dedicated to addressing mental health in rural communities. She has experienced first-hand how infrequently rural communities in West Virginia address mental health concerns. She hopes her research will help overcome this disparity.

Newswise: Rethinking how we teach mathematics
Released: 23-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
Rethinking how we teach mathematics
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

As an undergraduate student, Krista Bresock never imagined that she would pursue a degree in mathematics. However, after an eye-opening conversation with a teaching assistant during an office hour visit, Bresock decided to take additional math courses and quickly developed a passion for the subject.

Newswise: WVU students receive NASA Space Grant fellowships
Released: 17-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
WVU students receive NASA Space Grant fellowships
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Eight students from West Virginia University’s Eberly College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded undergraduate fellowships from the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Newswise: WVU receives $2.2 million software gift from Petroleum Experts Limited
Released: 14-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
WVU receives $2.2 million software gift from Petroleum Experts Limited
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

For more than a decade, geology students at West Virginia University have used the same advanced software used by oil and gas companies worldwide, expanding their marketability for industry jobs. Petroleum Experts Limited has furthered this access with an in-kind gift of its MOVE software, valued at $2.2 million.

Newswise: Researchers Pinpoint Factor That Predicts Unplanned Hospital Readmissions
Released: 14-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
Researchers Pinpoint Factor That Predicts Unplanned Hospital Readmissions
West Virginia University

New research from West Virginia University suggests a widely used index to assess hospital patients’ risk of readmission may have a blind spot. Physicians and nurses use a tool called the “LACE index” to identify which patients are most likely to be readmitted to the hospital because symptoms come back or complications arise. But research out of the Health Sciences Center suggests the index fails to consider a key variables that could improve predictions in West Virginia: whether patients are on Medicaid.

Newswise: Physics student develops machine-learning model for energy and environmental applications
Released: 10-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST
Physics student develops machine-learning model for energy and environmental applications
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A West Virginia University physics student has created a new machine-learning model that has the potential to make searching for energy and environmental materials more efficient.

Newswise: Professor’s work on detection of fast radio bursts detailed in Nature
Released: 9-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
Professor’s work on detection of fast radio bursts detailed in Nature
West Virginia University

When researchers first began working on the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment, or CHIME, they envisioned a radio telescope that would make precise measurements of the acceleration of the Universe to improve the knowledge of why the expansion of the universe is accelerating. Instead, it has become ideal for detecting fast radio bursts—radio flashes happening from far outside the Milky Way galaxy.

Newswise: Reimagining Information Processing
Released: 8-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
Reimagining Information Processing
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Because technology is a part of our everyday lives, it may be difficult to imagine what the future of technology will look like, let alone what it has the potential of accomplishing. West Virginia University physicists are looking beyond the limits of classical computing used in our everyday devices and are working toward making quantum device applications widely accessible.

Newswise: WVU maintains R1 status, ranking alongside most prestigious research universities
Released: 19-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
WVU maintains R1 status, ranking alongside most prestigious research universities
West Virginia University

West Virginia University continues to rank among the nation’s elite research institutions as reflected in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Newswise: New research suggests forests, like humans, require a balanced diet
Released: 18-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
New research suggests forests, like humans, require a balanced diet
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

The world’s forests are on a fast food diet of carbon dioxide, which is currently causing them to grow faster. But a researcher at West Virginia University, along with an international team of scientists, finds evidence suggesting that forest growth may soon peak as the trees deplete nitrogen in the soil over longer growing seasons.

Newswise: Researchers Investigate Treating Post-Stroke Depression with Magnetic Fields
Released: 13-Dec-2018 8:30 AM EST
Researchers Investigate Treating Post-Stroke Depression with Magnetic Fields
West Virginia University

Post-stroke depression stems from the cardiovascular changes in the brain that lead to a stroke in the first place. It’s a type of depression that scientists are just now starting to probe. At the West Virginia University School of Medicine, a team of researchers is taking a bench-to-bedside look at whether magnetic fields can help treat this unexplored mood disorder.

Newswise: WVU history faculty earn prestigious NEH fellowships
Released: 12-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST
WVU history faculty earn prestigious NEH fellowships
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

An unprecedented two scholars from West Virginia University have received the top fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Katherine Aaslestad and Tamba M’bayo, both professors in the Department of History, will each receive $60,000 for the 2019-2020 academic year to conduct research for their respective book projects.

Newswise: WVU history faculty earn prestigious NEH fellowships
Released: 12-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST
WVU history faculty earn prestigious NEH fellowships
West Virginia University

Katherine Aaslestad and Tamba M’bayo, both professors in the Department of History, will each receive $60,000 for the 2019-2020 academic year to conduct research for their respective book projects.

Newswise: Study suggests loneliness can hinder management of diabetes, hypertension
Released: 6-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
Study suggests loneliness can hinder management of diabetes, hypertension
West Virginia University

One isn’t just the loneliest number. It may also be the unhealthiest. New research led by Laurie Theeke in the WVU School of Nursing, suggests that loneliness can make it harder for middle-aged Appalachians to manage chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure.

Newswise: Physicists awarded $1.34 million to develop machine-learning software
Released: 4-Dec-2018 8:30 AM EST
Physicists awarded $1.34 million to develop machine-learning software
West Virginia University

Researchers from West Virginia University have received $1.34 million to develop machine-learning software for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Newswise: Physicists awarded $1.34 million to develop machine-learning software
Released: 3-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
Physicists awarded $1.34 million to develop machine-learning software
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Researchers have received $1.34 million to develop machine-learning software for the U.S. Department of Energy. Physicists James Lewis and Aldo Romero will lead a team to develop new machine-learning tools for advancing chemical and materials science discoveries on the nation’s future high-speed computing platforms.

Newswise: WVU Cancer Institute studies new treatment for colorectal cancer using novel drug combination
Released: 28-Nov-2018 8:30 AM EST
WVU Cancer Institute studies new treatment for colorectal cancer using novel drug combination
West Virginia University

Richard Goldberg, who directs the West Virginia University Cancer Institute, is searching for new ways to slow colorectal cancer’s progression. In a recent study, he and an international team of scientists investigated a new drug combination for treating metastatic colorectal cancer in patients who had no—or only temporary—success with conventional chemotherapy treatments.

Newswise: West Virginia was shaped by geology
Released: 27-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST
West Virginia was shaped by geology
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

While taking a drive down West Virginia’s “country roads,” have you ever considered the origins of the windy hills and valleys that make up the landscape fondly thought of as “Almost Heaven?” Geologist Joseph Lebold leads you through them in his new book, “Roadside Geology of West Virginia.”

Newswise: Researcher seeks vaccine to prevent lethal pneumonia
Released: 20-Nov-2018 8:30 AM EST
Researcher seeks vaccine to prevent lethal pneumonia
West Virginia University

About half of all people with cystic fibrosis, the most common genetic disorder in the United States, die from a lung disease before they turn 40. A form of pneumonia called Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a likely culprit. WVU researcher Mariette Barbier is pursuing new ways to vaccinate at-risk populations against this deadly illness.

Newswise: Chemists Find New Frontier for Pharmaceutical Development
14-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST
Chemists Find New Frontier for Pharmaceutical Development
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

West Virginia University chemists have developed an experiment to improve the efficiency of creating new medicine.

Newswise: Researchers Continue Fight Against Pasture Parasites in Sheep
Released: 16-Nov-2018 9:15 AM EST
Researchers Continue Fight Against Pasture Parasites in Sheep
West Virginia University

Trying to understand why some breeds of sheep are more susceptible to parasitic infection than others is a puzzle, but researchers in the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design are putting it together piece by piece.

Newswise: Beneath the surface: Geography students cave in Cuba
14-Nov-2018 3:00 PM EST
Beneath the surface: Geography students cave in Cuba
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Maria Perez, an assistant professor of geography in West Virginia University’s Department of Geology and Geography, led members of the student caving club, WVU Student Grotto, on a new study abroad trip to Cuba in May 2018.

Newswise: WVU first site to launch clinical trial utilizing non-opioid micropellet implant for chronic pain
Released: 15-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST
WVU first site to launch clinical trial utilizing non-opioid micropellet implant for chronic pain
West Virginia University

As part of an ongoing commitment to battle opioid addiction, the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute at West Virginia University today marked a major milestone, enrolling the first patient in a randomized clinical trial that will test the effectiveness of an injectable non-opioid, non-steroid micropellet to treat sciatica.

Newswise: Research team to study turning carbon dioxide from power plants into valuable product
Released: 15-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST
Research team to study turning carbon dioxide from power plants into valuable product
West Virginia University

Research at West Virginia University will focus on turning carbon dioxide in power plant flue gas into commercial-quality sodium bicarbonate—baking soda—aiming to use product sales to lower the cost of carbon capture technology.

Newswise: Researchers Help West Virginia Become First State to Collect Real-Time Data on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Released: 14-Nov-2018 8:30 AM EST
Researchers Help West Virginia Become First State to Collect Real-Time Data on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
West Virginia University

As opioid use has pervaded West Virginia, the rate of infants who develop neonatal abstinence syndrome has increased. But significant barriers—including that various ways healthcare providers define NAS and document it in medical records—make it difficult for researchers to capture NAS data that is useful and reliable.

Newswise: The fallout to Fallout 76: How a video game shapes the identity of a state
Released: 13-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST
The fallout to Fallout 76: How a video game shapes the identity of a state
West Virginia University

Through the coming weeks, video gamers will be blasting away mutated monsters, exploring nuked country roads and rebuilding America, a noble duty that begins in virtual West Virginia.

Newswise: Former Cisco CEO and Chairman to help WVU support start-ups and entrepreneurship; business school renamed John Chambers College of Business and Economics
Released: 9-Nov-2018 1:05 PM EST
Former Cisco CEO and Chairman to help WVU support start-ups and entrepreneurship; business school renamed John Chambers College of Business and Economics
West Virginia University

In a unique agreement that will provide West Virginia University significant financial and intellectual resources, Silicon Valley visionary John Chambers today (Nov. 9) announced a gift of time, talent and treasure to support a recently announced start-up engine at the College of Business and Economics.

Newswise: Student to present research at 117th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association
Released: 8-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST
Student to present research at 117th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association
West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Wheeling, West Virginia, native and WVU anthropology and women's and gender studies student London Orzolek will present her research on first-generation college students at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association on Thursday, Nov. 15 in San Jose, California.


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