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Spring internship with NIH extends into summer for chemistry major Charlie Good

Charlie Good: a rising senior majoring in chemistry at Eastern Mennonite University, is interning at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.

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UVA cell biologist to lead Microsoft founder’s $100 million cell science institute

UVA cell biologist Rick Horwitz has been named executive director of a new $100 million institute created by philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen to investigate and model the complex living machinery of cells.


VCU research characterizes new bacterial species associated with common non-viral STI

VCU researchers have characterized a new bacterial species that has an extremely strong association with trichomoniasis, the most common non-viral sexually transmitted infection (STI).

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Robert Hurt: Protecting health, safety in face of Ebola crisis requires more action

Over the past several weeks, our office has received numerous calls and emails from constituents who are concerned about the growing threat of the spread of Ebola in the United States and abroad.


CIT announces Virginia’s fall 2014 SBIR/STTR training schedule

The Center for Innovative Technology announced the Fall 2014 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Training Schedule.


VCU receives NIH grant to expand Alcohol Research Center

VCU has received a federal grant totaling $6.9 million to study the genetics of alcohol abuse and alcoholism — work that may lead to further advances in its treatment, control and prevention.


VCU receives grant to study molecular marks left by childhood experiences

Virginia Commonwealth University has received a five-year, $3 million grant to study how adverse experiences such as severe illnesses, neglect and maltreatment during childhood leave molecular marks in DNA that predict health risks later in life.

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UVa, Russian experts target drug-resistant tuberculosis

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and colleagues in Russia are launching an ambitious effort to check the growing public health threat posed by drug-resistant tuberculosis, especially to people with HIV, in the Siberian city of Irkutsk.

Picking Electronic Hearing Protection That is Right for You

Twenty-six million Americans — consisting of women, men and kids of all ages — suffer from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), as reported by the U.S. (NIH). Noise-induced hearing loss is caused by exposure to unsafe noise levels of 85 decibels (dB) or higher, and can be permanent or temporary.