WVU and Girl Scouts address areas of concern for state girls

Tackling four areas of concern for girls and young women in West Virginia— diversity/inclusion, health, STEM and education— West Virginia University and the Girl Scouts of the Black Diamond Council hosted “State of the Girl,” an event centered around the landmark study of the same name conducted by the Girl Scouts of the USA.

WVU researcher pursues updated vaccine against whooping cough

To remain effective, the pertussis vaccine must be modified to keep pace with evolving bacteria. As the vaccines' efficacy is declining, Heath Damron, an assistant professor in the WVU School of Medicine, is pursuing innovations to strengthen the vaccine and still keep it safe.

WVU research reveals clues on the cause of muscle fatigue in breast cancer patients

West Virginia University researchers may have uncovered the cause of muscle fatigue in breast cancer patients. Emidio Pistilli, Ph.D. A recent study led by Emidio Pistilli, Ph.D., associate professor in the WVU School of Medicine Division of Exercise Physiology and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cell Biology, suggests that molecular alterations in the cell tissue of breast cancer patients may be the cause of fatigue in patients.

WVU researcher reveals new cell type in human brain that plays crucial role in visual search

Every day, people are asked to find something – a familiar face in a crowd, a child in the park, a particular house on a street. While researchers have long-since known that the ability to effectively search and detect goal-relevant targets is controlled by top-down signals from the brain’s frontal area, a researcher from West Virginia University has found evidence that the human medial temporal lobe – or MTL – also plays an essential role in this process.

Gee Mail: Unraveling the answers through research

In this edition of Gee Mail, President Gordon Gee visits with faculty and students conducting research across campus on a diverse plate of offerings — from poultry to forensics to neurosciences.

WVU physicist receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Weichao Tu, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at West Virginia University, has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award to support her research in developing the first comprehensive model to simulate the mysterious dropout of the radiation belt electrons

New federal ‘Opportunity Zones’ include WVU locations

Three Morgantown census tracts that include portions of West Virginia University will now be eligible for a new federal tax incentive program designed to encourage private investors to make capital investments. The three are among 55 “opportunity zones” announced by Gov. Jim Justice and U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito last month.