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New MRI technique helps clinicians better predict outcomes following mild traumatic brain injury
Journal of Neurotrauma is an authoritative peer-reviewed journal published 24 times per year in print and online that focuses on the latest advances in the clinical and laboratory investigation of... New Rochelle, NY, September 17, 2014-Diffusion Tensor Imaging , a specialized magnetic resonance imaging technique that detects microstructural changes in brain tissue, can help physicians better predict the likelihood for poor clinical outcomes following mild traumatic brain injury compared to conventional imaging techniques such as computed tomography , according to a new study published in Journal of Neurotrauma , a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers .
Tue Sep 16, 2014
If you think that an exhibition contemplating the demolition of dozens of familiar buildings and the construction of the architectural behemoths that replaced them would consist of large photographic images or three-dimensional models, think again. The elements comprising "Caryl Burtner: Missing Richmond" may be the most diminutive you'll see in a gallery this season.
College Students in Recovery
More than 23 million Americans are in long-term recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. An increasing number of them are young people - the population most vulnerable to the temptations of addictive substances.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Mental Help Net
Many Primary Care Patients Will Use Personal Health Records
A substantial proportion of primary care patients will use online personal health records that interact with the electronic health record, according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Annals of Family Medicine . Alex H. Krist, M.D., M.P.H., from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and colleagues performed a mixed methods assessment of a proactive implementation strategy for a patient portal offered by eight primary care practices.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
VCUQatar gallery presents '100 Thoughts: Chapter 1'
The Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar is pleased to present '100 Thoughts: Chapter 1,' by London and Doha-based architect and urbanist Tim Makower. The exhibition is scheduled from September 15 to October 16, 2014 with an opening reception on Monday, September 15 at 6:00 pm at the Gallery at VCUQatar.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
2 VCU researchers to share $1.6 million grant
A $1.6 million grant has been awarded to two Virginia Commonwealth University professors to improve services to preschool children with behavior problems. The U.S. Department of Education grant is going to Bryce McLeod and Kevin Sutherland.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Report: Former VCU professor accused of faking resume
Over the summer, Virginia Commonwealth University parted ways with an associate professor hired in April after an NBC News report alerted the university to his questionable background. VCU hired Anoop Shankar in April.
Local hero donates bone marrow to help save child's life
"It is amazing feeling like you're that puzzle piece," says Molisani. "It affects everyone.
Woman shot by police is charged with attempted capital murder
The woman who was shot several times by a Colonial Heights police officer following a vehicle pursuit has been charged with attempted capital murder, according to court records. Melissa Alexander, a 43-year-old woman from Jackson, S.C., was arraigned in Colonial Heights General District Court for the attempted capital murder of a Colonial Heights police officer and the use of a firearm in a felony.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Urinary Potassium Excretion: Can It Predict the Onset of Hypertension? [Editorial Commentary]
Reprint requests to Domenic A. Sica, Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Hypertension, MCV Station Box 980160, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA 23298-0160. E-mail There are multiplicities of factors that have been proffered as physiological/dietary prompts for the new onset of hypertension.
Virginia Biotech Park names Carrie Roth executive director
Carrie Roth has officially been tapped to lead the Richmond-based Virginia Biotechnology Research Park. She had been serving as the park's interim leader since December 2013.
School board approves use of bus funds for employee payments
The Franklin County School Board approved the use of $340,000, normally set aside for the purchase of new buses, to help fund a one-time, $1,000 cost-of-living payment for full-time employees. During the board's regular meeting Monday night, Director of Finance Lee Cheatham said the $340,000 would be added to more than $600,000 offered to the school division by the Franklin County Board of Supervisors last month.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Church Among Trio of Break-In Victims
Khiree started at WHSV in January of 2014. He comes to us from Richmond, Virginia.
Henley Street Theater and Richmond Shakespeare director Jan Powell stands on Grace Street in front of the theater where she will stage Bo Wilson's four-person adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Many local theater groups are using alternative spaces this season.
Dance Without Borders
Dancers Caitlin Cunningham, Katie Branca, Laura Grace Zetlan, Kathleen Brady and Jordan Livermon will be bringing "Lunacy" to life as part of the Starr Foster Dance Project's premiere in October. If Richmond's fall dance lineup were a person, she'd be a modern, innovative, dramatic, Juilliard-educated, hip-hop waltzing ghoul of a ballerina who enjoys reading history and reciting medieval poetry.
The Roads We Traveled
Mark Dion's "Trichechus Manatus Latirostris" explores the effect of environmental disaster as part of the Anderson Gallery show "Forecast." If you're anything like me, the essence of the word travel exudes exploring, memory-making and unbridled excitement.
New Art Museum Names Curator
The curator of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Okla., has been tapped as curator of Virginia Commonwealth University's new Institute for Contemporary Art, a 46,000-square-foot complex scheduled to open in 2016. A native of New York, Lauren Ross spent the first 18 years of her career there, including positions at the Brooklyn Museum, alternative space White Columns and the High Line.
Broad Street Rising
A casual observer might conclude that Richmond's most architecturally intriguing developments are evolving on the fringes of the traditional downtown. With factory-to-residential conversions near the Boulevard and in Scott's Addition, adaptive reuse projects in Manchester and dining options in Union Hill, the older inner suburbs are being reinvented - and fast.
Promising New Cancer Therapy Uses Molecular "Trash Man" to Exploit a Common Cancer Defense
While many scientists are trying to prevent the onset of a cancer defense mechanism known as autophagy, researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center are leveraging it in a new therapy that causes the process to culminate in cell death rather than survival. The novel treatment strategy targets the p62 protein, which is often referred to as the "Trash Man" due to its role in disposing unwanted cellular proteins during autophagy.
Developing a safe and effective alternative to medicinal marijuana
In recent years, the use of cannabis in medical treatment has sparked a heated debate between state and federal governments. Although the federal government has banned marijuana-it is classified as a Schedule I Drug and a license is needed to possess it-some individual states have decriminalized it for medical use.