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Virginia Tech students unite to fight cancer

Virginia Tech fraternity Alpha Tau Omega Theta Delta chapter has selected Cycling4aCure as its official philanthropy.


Cancer discovery: Compounds found to block key cancer driver

Researchers have identified promising compounds to inhibit a key driver of many forms of the disease, including lung, prostate, colon, bladder and pancreatic cancer.


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VCU researchers to study vitamin C as treatment for hemorrhagic shock

The Department of Defense has awarded a $1 million grant to Virginia Commonwealth University researchers to test the use of vitamin C in preventing hemorrhagic shock-induced death.


Earth Talk: Threats to air quality

The main threats to local air quality across the United States (as well as most everywhere else) remain smog and particulate pollution, which combined or acting alone trigger millions of hospital visits and health complications for citizens every year.


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VCU Medical Center earns designation as a Lung Cancer Screening Center

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center has been designated as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology, becoming one of the first in the state to earn the designation.


Earth Talk: Safer and more effective sunscreens

Many of the sunscreens on the market do not provide enough protection from the sun’s damaging rays. Also, some of them contain chemicals that can also cause health problems in their own right.


Amanda Starbuck: New federal pollution standards

We welcome the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to limit carbon pollution from power plants.


UVa. multi-specialty clinic in Augusta changing name, location

Starting May 19, UVA Multi-Specialty Clinic in Augusta will change its name to UVA Specialty Care Pinnacle Drive and begin caring for patients at 9 Pinnacle Dr., Suite A03 in Fishersville.


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VCU participates in nationwide clinical trial for heart failure patients

A new clinical trial at Virginia Commonwealth University is studying the safety and effectiveness of a new device for patients diagnosed with moderate to severe heart failure.


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UVa creates virtual bacteria to shed light on cystic fibrosis infections

The two species of bacteria are genetically similar – both contagious, both drug resistant, both preying upon people with cystic fibrosis or weakened immune systems – yet they go about their sinister work very differently.


Earth Talk: Mobile apps for environmental stewardship

Not surprisingly, there are thousands of green apps out there that make it easier for people to find and share information to help us all become better stewards of the natural environment.


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UVa. researchers aim to slash number of donated lungs that go to waste

Groundbreaking research at the University of Virginia School of Medicine that aims to dramatically increase the number of lungs that can be used for transplant has received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The work seeks to use a drug developed at UVA to rehabilitate lungs that are currently deemed unusable.