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Mosquitoes and malaria: Scientists pinpoint how biting cousins have grown apart

Certain species of mosquitoes are genetically better at transmitting malaria than even some of their close cousins, according to a multi-institutional team of researchers including Virginia Tech scientists.

Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Monday. The Redskins (3-9) lost to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, 49-27.

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Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Monday. The Hokies (4-2, 1-1 ACC) travel to Pitt (3-3, 1-1 ACC) for a game on Thursday night.

UVA creates better way to detect causes of deadly childhood diarrhea

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have developed an important new diagnostic approach to determining the cause of diarrhea in the developing world, revealing a problem even more complex than previously appreciated.

Boko Haram: Us against them mentality cedes no middle ground

The name of the group responsible for the kidnappings of dozens of girls from schools in Kenya, Boko Haram, translates loosely to “Western education is a sin.”

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Osteoporosis breakthrough: UVA IDs genes influencing bone density

Geneticists have taken a major step forward in the battle against osteoporosis by identifying two genes that play critical roles in regulating bone mineral density.

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Lack of acorns concerns state officials

Many reports from various parts of the Commonwealth indicate that the acorn crop this fall is very light, according to officials at the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF).

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#1 UVa. women’s soccer rolls at NC State

The top-ranked Virginia women’s soccer team extended its win streak to 15 games with a 5-0 victory over NC State Thursday at the Dail Soccer Field.

Update: SBE requests state investigation into GOP voter fraud

The State Board of Elections voted in a special meeting on Wednesday to request that Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli look into allegations of voter-registration dumping in Rockingham County.

State elections board cooperating with voter fraud investigation

The State Board of Elections is cooperating with the ongoing investigation of an alleged voter fraud case in Rockingham County, according to a statement from the secretary of the State Board of Elections, Donald Palmer, released on Tuesday.