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The Reptile Database

Experts predict that 2014 will be a big year for reptiles. Reptiles, which include snakes, lizards, turtles, crocodiles, tuataras and amphisbaenians, are projected to...

New target for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain cancer treatment

A new study is giving researchers hope that novel targeted therapies can be developed for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and most aggressive...

Thalidomide plus curry spice kills cancer cells

In a laboratory, preclinical study recently published by the journal Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center researchers combined structural features...

Physicists Discover Theoretical Possibility of Large, Hollow Magnetic Cage Molecules

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have discovered, in theory, the possibility of creating large, hollow magnetic cage molecules that could one day be used in...

Brain tsunamis’ are clue to helping victims of major head injuries

Treating 'brain tsunamis' or 'killer waves' could stop many victims of major head injury from suffering additional brain damage, a study published in Lancet Neurology has found. Scientists have been investigating this phenomenon for decades, with the...

Lying is more common when we email

A new study by University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers finds that communication using computers for instant messaging and e-mail increases lying compared to face-to-face...

Researchers discover a new class of magic atomic clusters called superhalogens

RICHMOND, Va. (Feb. 11, 2011) -- An international team of researchers has discovered a new class of magnetic superhalogens -- a class of atomic clusters able to exhibit unusual stability at a specific size and composition, which may be used to adv...

VCU Massey first to combine targeted agents to kill multiple myeloma...

Richmond, Va. (Feb. 10, 2011) -- Scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center have developed a novel treatment strategy for multiple myeloma that pairs two targeted agents to kill cancer cells. The study's findings, published...

Could oysters be used to clean up Chesapeake Bay?

Madison, WI JANUARY 20, 2011 -- Chronic water quality problems caused by agricultural and urban runoff, municipal wastewater, and atmospheric deposition from the burning of fossil fuels leads to oxygen depletion, loss of biodiversity, and harmful al...

VCU findings may help explain some major clinical symptoms of preeclampsia

RICHMOND, Va. (Jan. 4, 2011) -- Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have found that a significant increase of an enzyme in the blood vessels of pregnant women with preeclampsia may explain some of the symptoms associat...

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