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Four WVU faculty members honored with prestigious NSF CAREER awards

Studying topics as varied as space science to sustainability, four West Virginia University researchers have been named Faculty Early Career Development Program award winners by the National Science Foundation. They are Margaret Bennewitz, Katy Goodrich, Oishi Sanyal and Kevin Orner.

WVU students take research road trip to West Virginia Capitol

West Virginia University undergraduate researchers demonstrated the importance of research led by the state’s flagship, land-grant institution for lawmakers firsthand during Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol Thursday (Feb. 22).

WVU pharmacy faculty member launches study to make vaccines more effective

With a $323,000 grant from Merck & Co. Inc., Sharan Bobbala, assistant professor in the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, is exploring how lipid nanoparticles can precisely deliver adjuvants — the molecules in vaccines that stimulate the immune system — to white blood cells.

WVU researchers use AI to predict, detect Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers at West Virginia University have identified a set of diagnostic metabolic biomarkers that can help them develop artificial intelligence tools to detect Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages, as well as determine risk factors and treatment interventions.