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National Foundation for Infectious Diseases honors VCU physician with Maxwell Finland Award for 2010

RICHMOND, Va. (Aug. 5, 2009) An internationally recognized Virginia Commonwealth University physician has been named a recipient of the 2010 Maxwell Finland Award for his pioneering contributions that have advanced the understanding of infectious diseases, joining an esteemed group of past recipi...

Local VA Performers Hold February 15 Benefit to Reduce $10,000 in Medical Bills for Former VCU Student Kellie Brown

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A benefit to help reduce $10,000 in medical bills for former Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) student Kellie Brown will be held Friday, February 15, 2008, from 7 pm to midnight, at Gallery 5, 200 W. Marshall Street, in Richmond. Kellie Brown was h...

Researchers Identify New Method to Selectively Kill Metastatic Melanoma Cells

... Corman Endowed Chair in Cancer Research with the vcu Massey Cancer Center . According to Fisher, th...Human and Molecular Genetics , and director of the vcu Institute of Molecular Medicine in the vcu School of Medicine, lead the investigative team at...

Researchers identify new method to selectively kill metastatic melanoma cells

...id lead investigator at VCU, Paul B. Fisher, M.Ph., Ph.D., the first incumbent of the Thelma Newmeyer Corman Endowed Chair in Cancer Research with the vcu Massey Cancer Center. According to Fisher, the pathway that is activated involves the melanoma differentiation associated gene-5, or mda-5, a gene ...

Remote-control closed system invented for inserting radio-active atoms inside fullerenes

... a sensitive contrast agent (gadolinium) for MRI applications, including as a diagnostic and therapeutic agent for brain tumors. Dorn and Fatouros at vcu have funding from the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute (NCI) to further develop, produce, and test fullerene nanoparticles th...

Researchers studying hearing loss find auditory regions of the brain convert to the sense of touch

...ory modality, making the interpretation of residual hearing even more difficult," said principal investigator Alex Meredith, Ph.D., a professor in the vcu Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology. "Whether this becomes a positive feedback cycle of increasing hearing difficulty is currently under investi...

LifeNet Health Announces a Record Year of Saving Lives and Restoring Health

...e," stated Virginia Beach resident Joe Leake, one of the 406 people who received a transplant in 2008. He received a liver transplant on March 11th at vcu Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. "In February my fiance got called to active duty in Iraq so I needed to stay home with our son. As a Merchant M...

Opinion Leaders in Women’s Health To Take the Podium at the 17th Annual Congress on Women’s Health

...2009: The 17th Annual Congress is sponsored by the vcu Institute for Women's Health and Journal of Women... Klein, MD, Senior Deputy Director Emeritus of the vcu Institute for Women's Health, a National Center of... Susan G. Kornstein, MD, Executive Director of the vcu Institute for Women's Health and Editor-in-Chief o...

Opinion Leaders in Women's Health To Take the Podium at the 17th Annual Congress on Women's Health, March 27-29, 2009

...009: The 17th Annual Congress is sponsored by the vcu Institute for Women's Health and Journal of Wome...Klein, MD, Senior Deputy Director Emeritus of the vcu Institute for Women's Health, a National Center of...san G. Kornstein, MD, Executive Director of the vcu Institute for Women's Health and Editor-in-Chief o...

17th Annual Congress on Women's Health Convenes March 27-29, 2009 in Williamsburg, VA

... The 17 th Annual Congress is sponsored by the vcu Institute for Women's Health and Journal of Wome...Klein, MD, Senior Deputy Director Emeritus of the vcu Institute for Women's Health, a National Center of...usan G. Kornstein, MD, Executive Director of the vcu Institute for Women's Health and Editor-in-Chief o...
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Positive Statistical Analysis from Synthetic Blood's Oxycyte Traumatic Brain Injury Trial Indicates Achievement of Primary Endpoint

...) to develop a protocol for a multicenter, controlled Phase IIb trial that could enroll up to 100 patients with traumatic brain injury. Researchers at vcu are drafting a manuscript with the Phase IIa TBI results to submit to a scientific journal. "We continue active discussions with several sources ...

First Demonstration of nanoImmunology: a Nanomaterials-based Therapeutic Approach to Treat Allergy

...ion of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology at the vcu School of Medicine. "This discovery is exciting be...ia. For more, see www.lunainnovations.com. About vcu and the vcu Medical Center: Virginia Commonwealth University i...
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Widespread support for nonembryonic stem cell research, VCU Life Sciences Survey shows

The VCU Life Sciences Survey is the first poll to reflect the discovery reported internationally in November that human skin cells can be used to create stem cells or their near equivalents. When asked about the implications of this development, more than six in 10, or 63 percent, say that both em...

Researchers identify new way the malaria parasite and red blood cells interact

...against malaria as part of a multivalent vaccine, or vaccine cocktail," said principal investigator Ghislaine Mayer, Ph.D., assistant professor in the vcu Department of Biology. Additionally, Mayer and her team hypothesize that the malaria parasite may be the cause of the loss of the gene for glycopho...

Researchers identify gene linked to aggressive progression of liver cancer

...ssistant professor in the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics in the vcu School of Medicine, and Harrison Endowed Scholar in Cancer Research at the vcu Massey Cancer Center. siRNAs are small inhibitory RNAs that can specifi...

Researchers identify new function of protein in cellular respiration

...Larner, M.D., Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in the vcu School of Medicine, and co-leader of the Immune Mechanisms research program at the vcu Massey Cancer Center. "We have described a new pathway by which generati...

VCU survey: US public supports genetic research, testing and government spending on research

... any risks associated with genetic science. The vcu Life Sciences Survey, in its eighth year, was cond...s 3.8 percentage points. This is the eighth annual vcu Life Sciences Survey, conducted for vcu Life Sciences and the...

Researchers identify new anti-tumor gene

...f Human and Molecular Genetics and director of the vcu Institute of Molecular Medicine in the vcu School of Medicine, and lead investigator of the s...r Corman Endowed Chair in Cancer Research with the vcu Massey Cancer Center. Currently, IFNs are relev...

17th Annual Congress on Women's Health convenes

...2009: The 17th Annual Congress is sponsored by the vcu Institute for Women's Health and Journal of Women'... Klein, MD, Senior Deputy Director Emeritus of the vcu Institute for Women's Health, a National Center of...Susan G. Kornstein, MD, Executive Director of the vcu Institute for Women's Health and Editor-in-Chief o...

Researchers study acoustic communication in deep-sea fish

...ef sound producers. They have unusual sonic muscles that occur in antagonistic pairs and are typically larger in males," said Fine, a professor in the vcu Department of Biology. Many fish use an organ known as a swim bladder to produce sound. According to Fine, the fawn cusk-eel uses two muscle pairs...

Site used by sodium to control sensitivity of certain potassium ion channels

...potassium ion channel to open it," said Diomedes Logothetis, Ph.D., an internationally recognized leader in the study of ion channels and chair of the vcu School of Medicine's Department of Physiology and Biophysics. According to Logothetis, ion channel proteins are found in the plasma membrane of cel...

Researchers uncover mechanism of action of antibiotic able to reduce neuronal cell death in brain

... Human and Molecular Genetics, and director of the vcu Institute of Molecular Medicine, in the vcu School of Medicine, and colleagues recently report...d Chair in Cancer Research and researcher with the vcu Massey Cancer Center. Future studies will exami...
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Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Presents Encouraging Preclinical Data at Annual Meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research

...uman leukemia cells Author(s): Mohamed Rahmani, Anh Anderson, Joseph Reza Habibi, Timothy Ryan Crabtree, Hisashi Harada, Paul Dent, Steven Grant. vcu Massey Cancer Ctr., Richmond, VA Abstract Summary: Investigators conclude that findings from this study suggest that Bim activation plays a key ...

Webcast Alert: Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. Investor Meeting in Zurich, Switzerland

... the co-chairs of the company's medical advisory board, Dr. Bruce D. Spiess, M.D., FAHA - Professor Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine, VCURES/ vcu Med Center Richmond, Virginia and Dr. Ross Bullock, M.D. Ph.D.- Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Miami , Miami, Florida. The three will...

Researchers create catalysts for use in hydrogen storage materials

...complex hydrides, taking us one step closer to finding the right material for hydrogen storage," said Puru Jena, Ph.D., distinguished professor in the vcu Department of Physics. According to Jena, complex hydrides are a class of materials that have shown promise for the storage of hydrogen. Because co...

17th Annual Congress on Women's Health To Be Held March 27-29, 2009 in Collaboration with American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)

...th Annual Congress (http://www.bioconferences.com/wh ) is sponsored by the vcu Institute for Women's Health and Journal of Women's Health. Conference Chair Wendy S. Klein, MD, Senior Deputy Director of the vcu Institute for Women's Health, a National Center of Excellence, Richmond, VA...

EnzySurge, Maker of DermaStream(TM), Establishes a US Office in the Virginia Biotech Commercialization Center

...ology Research Park is currently home to a unique mix of more than 55 public and private bioscience companies, research institutes affiliated with the vcu Medical Center and major state and national medical laboratories. These companies are housed in nine buildings totaling more than 1.1 million square f...

Virginia Commonwealth University to Study Genomics-Based Diagnostic Test: Pathwork Diagnostics' Tissue of Origin Test Designed to Aid in Determination of a Tumor's Origin

...00 PM, Constellation and Olympic Ballroom). About vcu and the vcu Medical Center Virginia Commonwealth University i...rch. Located on two downtown campuses in Richmond, vcu enrolls more than 31,000 students in nearly 200 ce...
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...ibrary of anatomy information ... Atlas of Microscopic Anatomy - A Functional Approach. Anatomy of First Aid - A Case Study Approach ... The vcu School of Medicine Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology offers outstanding neuroscience education for Ph.D. students and exciting research oppor...
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