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#22 Virginia plays at VCU Tuesday, home with GW Wednesday

#22 Virginia plays VCU at The Diamond in Richmond Tuesday and returns home Wednesday to battle George Washington at Davenport Field.

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VCU study: Schizophrenia risk better predicted by deviation in intelligence from family

The degree to which an individual deviates in intelligence from their family is an accurate predictor of schizophrenia development.

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VCU hosts Twitter chat with traumatic brain injury expert on Wednesday

Virginia Commonwealth University will host a Twitter chat with traumatic brain injury expert Alex Valadka, M.D., on March 30.


VCU study marks potential breakthrough in search for better lithium and magnesium ion batteries

New Virginia Commonwealth University research demonstrates how to stabilize a multiply charged anion (negative ion).

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VCU Health symposium will examine trauma care challenges for pediatric, geriatric patients

Speakers will discuss special trauma care needed for pediatric and geriatric patients at the Rao R. Ivatury Trauma Symposium, hosted by the VCU Health.

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Financial burdens affect health, quality of life for cancer survivors

Cancer survivors with financial difficulties have a higher risk of depressed mood and psychological distress.

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Virginia rallies for 52-50 win at VCU in the WNIT First Round

The Virginia women’s basketball team advanced to the second round of the 2016 Women’s National Invitation Tournament with a 52-50 victory over VCU.

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VCU study finds college students feel less exam stress after visits with therapy dogs

A research team at VCU has found that visits with therapy dogs significantly reduce students’ perceived stress during final exam week.

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Virginia plays Thursday at VCU in WNIT First Round

The Virginia women’s basketball team opens the 2016 Women’s National Invitation Tournament by taking on VCU on Thursday.


Five-run ninth lifts VCU past VMI

A five-run ninth inning broke a 6-6 tie and sent the VCU Rams past the VMI Keydets, 11-7, Tuesday evening at Gray-Minor Stadium in Lexington, Va.

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Virginia selected to WNIT: Plays at VCU on Thursday

The Virginia women’s basketball team earned an at-large bid to the 2016 Women’s National Invitation Tournament and will play its first round game at VCU.


VCU hosts conference on literacy instruction in a digital world

Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Education is hosting the second annual “Teaching Literacy in a Digital World” conference.

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Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU celebrates new outpatient Children’s Pavilion

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU celebrated a new standard of pediatric outpatient care with the for its new Children’s Pavilion.

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VCU, partners receive $5.7 million to continue study of clinical depression

VCU is part of a research team that has received a Wellcome Trust grant to uncover the underlying biological processes that cause major depressive disorder.

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George Mason stuns VCU 76-69 behind balanced offense

George Mason knocked VCU out of sole possession of first place in the Atlantic 10 Wednesday night, defeating the Rams 76-69 behind four Patriots in double-figures.

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VCU defeats Richmond in Capital City Classic, 87-74

Richmond shot 52 percent from the field, but VCU hit 11 shots from outside to defeat Richmond, 87-74, in the Bank of America Capital City Classic on Friday night.

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VCU becomes first Virginia university to offer Ph.D. in oral health research

A new Ph.D. program at the VCU School of Dentistry will provide training for students who wish to pursue research in oral health.

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Study: Shorter hospital stay for hip fracture associated with increased odds of survival

The longer a hip fracture patient stays in a hospital, the more likely that patient will die within 30 days of leaving.

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VCU study: Heroin, prescription painkiller overdoses kill two Virginians every day

Nearly 80 percent of the almost 1,000 fatal drug overdoses in Virginia in 2014 involved prescription painkillers or heroin.

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VCU School of Medicine research foundational for Lyme disease vaccine for dogs

A VCU professor has helped develop an innovative vaccine for dogs that helps protect against the diverse bacterial strains that cause canine Lyme disease.


Poll: Public sees role for high schools in workforce development

A VCU poll found a strong majority (63 percent) think that high school graduates are not prepared for the workplace but are prepared for college.

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VCU tops Richmond in Capital City Classic in OT

Juniors ShawnDre’ Jones and T.J. Cline both had 20-point performances, but it wasn’t enough as Richmond dropped a 94-89 OT decision to VCU.

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VCU researchers first to identify shared risk genes for anxiety disorders

VCU researchers have successfully identified two novel genetic variants that could increase risk for the five primary anxiety disorders.


VCU poll: Majorities say current school funding is insufficient

A recent poll by the Commonwealth Educational Policy Institute at VCU shows that Virginians strongly support increased funding for public schools.


VCU partners with Richmond schools’ Region One Autism Education Consortium

The VCU School of Education is partnering with the state’s Region 1 school divisions to establish the Region 1 Autism Education Consortium.


Governor McAuliffe announces agreement on educational exchange between Virginia and Cuba

VCU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Havana allowing both institutions to work together to develop cooperative programs.

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VCU blitzes George Mason in Atlantic 10 opener

In the Atlantic 10 Conference opener for both teams, VCU shot 40.9 percent from the floor to capture a 71-47 victory over George Mason Saturday afternoon.

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VCU receives grant to look for indicators of preterm birth

VCU has received a $378,026 grant from the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth to look for predictors of preterm birth.

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VCU hosts Twitter chat with HIV/AIDS expert on Tuesday

In recognition of World AIDS Day, experts at Virginia Commonwealth University Health are available to answer questions about the disease and provide up-to-date information on current research.

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Taking a look at Cherokee identity

Why do so many Americans believe they have Cherokee ancestors? The Staunton Public Library will host a talk that delves into that question.

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VCU School of Medicine names new Department of Neurosurgery chair

Virginia Commonwealth University recently appointed Alex Valadka, M.D., as chair of the Department of Neurosurgery in the School of Medicine.

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VCU has only accredited adult and adolescent bariatric surgery centers in the state

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU earned a distinction that identifies them as the state’s only accredited metabolic and bariatric surgery centers for adults and adolescents.

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VCU-developed smartphone app validated for use in diagnosis of brain condition

A smartphone application developed by a Virginia Commonwealth University researcher has been validated for use by physicians to diagnose minimal hepatic encephalopathy, a common brain condition in people with liver cirrhosis.

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VCU researchers receive $1.7 million grant to improve diagnosis, treatment of overactive bladder

A $1.7 million grant awarded to two Virginia Commonwealth University researchers may lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of overactive bladder – a condition that affects nearly 20 percent of adults and that is characterized by symptoms such as urinary urgency, frequency and incontinence.

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VCU receives $4.2 million grant to study placental function in pregnant women

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded a $4.2 million grant to Virginia Commonwealth University to study placental function in pregnant women and to develop a noninvasive device for the early detection of placental disorders such as pre-eclampsia.

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VCU receives $5 million grant to study adolescent brain development

The National Institutes of Health awarded a $5 million grant to Virginia Commonwealth University to take part in a landmark study on substance use and adolescent brain development.


VCU to host daylong discussion of race and American society

Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Union University are examining the role race plays in the criminal justice system, public opinion and the media at the daylong Wilder Symposium “Race and American Society.”

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Grant to expand Richmond’s capacity to address HIV crisis in African-American community

A Virginia Commonwealth University professor has been awarded a nearly $1.5 million grant to expand the Richmond region’s capacity to prevent HIV and substance abuse, particularly among young African-Americans.

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Females more at genetic risk for developing insomnia than males, VCU study suggests

Genes may contribute more to the development of insomnia symptoms in females than in males, according to a new study led by a Virginia Commonwealth University graduate student.

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VCU study: Complex gut microbiota analysis unnecessary in diagnosis of cirrhosis

In a recent issue of the journal Nature, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine associate professor Jasmohan S. Bajaj, M.D., provides new data to reinterpret conclusions from a July 2014 Nature journal study that had reported on a novel way to diagnose cirrhosis using complex microbiota analysis.