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New smartphone app enables more effective HIV treatment

The University Health System’s Ryan White Clinic, the largest provider of HIV care in western Virginia, was awarded last month a $525,000 grant from the AIDS United Foundation to develop a smartphone application to help improve treatment for people diagnosed with HIV who are living in rural areas.


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Bloomfield invents 'Vistik'

University Physics Prof. Lou Bloomfield may be best known for creating “Lou’s List,” an easily navigable database of course offerings at the University.


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Local research committee hosts cancer event

The Patient & Friends Research Committee of the University’s Cancer Center hosted their annual “Hot Topics in Cancer Event” Thursday in Alumni Hall, showcasing the groundbreaking blood cancer research being conducted at the University.


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Giant meteor strikes Russia

The YouTube-famous Russian dashboard camcorders have regularly recorded road rage and tanks crossing streets, but even the most hardened of drivers did not expect to see a 55-foot wide meteor burning through the sky on the morning of Feb.


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Who runs the world? Girls

In 1990, 15 percent of all engineering bachelor’s degrees in the United States were awarded to women, according to statistics from the National Science Foundation.


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Battle of the bugs

Known for striking down hundreds on cruise ships and quarantining its victims in bathrooms, the latest strain of the infamous stomach bug, norovirus, has arrived.


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Climate change we can believe in

Climate Change. Global warming. Greenhouse effect. These are the buzzwords on everyone’s mind after President Barack Obama discussed environmental policy in his second inaugural speech on Monday — and for good reason too.


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Group brings awareness to cervical cancer, HPV prevention

January marks Cervical Health Awareness Month in the United States, an effort by the National Cervical Cancer Coalition to promote early cancer screenings and spread information about the Human Papillomavirus. In the past 40 years, cervical cancer has dropped from being the leading cause of death among American women, largely thanks to the increased number of women getting Pap tests.


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University participates in World AIDS Day

Every year, Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, a day for increasing global awareness of HIV/AIDS. Currently there are about 33.4 million people globally with the human immunodeficiency virus infection/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and more than 1 million living with it in the United States.