Research

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VCU researchers begin clinical trials on investigational drug therapy for COVID-19

The trials will test an investigational drug for patients with moderate and severe symptoms of COVID-19 and the virus responsible for the disease, SARS-Cov-2.

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For LGBTQ+ youth, pets may help with depression, anxiety in times of COVID-19 and social isolation

VCU School of Social Work research into stress among LGBTQ+ youth has been expanded during the pandemic to include how pets can help with mental health.

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Alcohol use disorder strongly linked to suicide risk, VCU-led study finds

Alcohol use disorder is strongly associated with suicide risk, according to a Virginia Commonwealth University-led study published March 12 in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

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Researchers’ access to drug production lab could lead to cutting-edge cancer discoveries

Collaborations between Massey Cancer Center and Medicines for All at VCU could mean new technologies and therapies that would drive down the cost of health care.

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A VCU professor and student are exploring how Pacific islands are adapting to climate change

“People are not planning for out-migration,” said Andrea Simonelli, an assistant professor of political science. “They are focused on preserving their way of life for as long as they can.”

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Comparing COVID-19 with Spanish flu and other viral outbreaks

Infectious disease expert Richard Wenzel shares lessons from SARS, MERS and swine flu, which he studied during its 2009-10 outbreak in Mexico.

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For LGBTQ+ youth, pets may help with depression and anxiety in times of COVID-19 and social isolation

VCU School of Social Work research into stress among LGBTQ+ youth has been expanded during the pandemic to include how pets can help with mental health.

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VCU researchers begin clinical trials on investigational drug therapy for COVID-19

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers began two clinical trials this week on a potential, experimental treatment for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus rapidly spreading across the globe.

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VCU announces operational changes as COVID-19 pandemic continues

The university will extend online-only classes through the end of the spring semester and has canceled May 2020 commencement.

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Alcohol use disorder strongly linked to suicide risk, VCU-led study finds

Alcohol use disorder is strongly associated with suicide risk, according to a Virginia Commonwealth University-led study published March 12 in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

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Innovative faculty recognized by the VCU chapter of the National Academy of Inventors

Researchers’ patents range from novel anti-inflammatory therapies to work on a vaccine for two dangerous tick-borne pathogens.

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Researchers’ access to drug production lab could lead to cutting-edge cancer discoveries

Collaborations between Massey Cancer Center and Medicines for All at VCU could mean new technologies and therapies that would drive down the cost of health care.

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Answers in the rock pools

Bioinformatics and Honors College student Nasita Islam discovered a way to find bacteriophages in water samples — now she’s teaching her peers her methods of discovery.

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