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Protecting Coal Miners From Black Lung Disease

In a report published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, West Virginia University researcher Michael McCawley and his colleagues pinpoint shortcomings in how miners’ exposure to respirable coal-mine dust is monitored....
18-Oct-2018 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Pioneers Promising New Alzheimer’s Therapy

Investigators at the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute performed the first procedure in the world of a phase II trial using focused ultrasound to treat a patient with early stage Alzheimer’s.
17-Oct-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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WVU now part of consortium for increased opportunities in international business education and research

West Virginia University has joined forces with two other notable universities to open the door to new resources in international business education and research.
16-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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WVU, partners announce regional hub to train entrepreneurs, commercialize healthcare technology

Hoping to speed up the move from idea to application, West Virginia University and 23 other regional institutions have come together to create a “virtual hub” that will ultimately help speed the commercialization of groundbreaking university...
11-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researcher Explores How an Immune System Problem May Sabotage Depression Treatment

Elizabeth Engler-Chiurazzi, a research assistant professor in WVU’s School of Medicine, and her colleagues at WVU are among the first researchers to make the connection between B cells and the effectiveness of antidepressants.
10-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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NIH awards WVU $11.2 million for interdisciplinary cancer research

West Virginia University’s School of Pharmacy will soon become one of the few pharmacy schools in the nation that leads a center of biomedical research excellence.
9-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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WVU Researchers Linking Clean Air Act to Soil Composition

Researchers from WVU have teamed up with collaborators at Lawrence Livermore National Lab to predict the future of these effects on Earth’s forest ecosystems and understand why soil under some tree species gain more carbon in response to nitrogen...
9-Oct-2018 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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WVU researcher delves into cardiovascular effects of vaping

Vaping has surpassed all other forms of tobacco use in middle- and high-schoolers. New research led by Mark Olfert, an associate professor in the West Virginia University School of Medicine, suggests if teenagers continue to vape into adulthood, the...
8-Oct-2018 9:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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