Research

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Early marriage may lead to unsafe drinking behavior by those with higher genetic risk of alcohol use

Though previous research has found that marriage protects against risky alcohol use, that protection is not uniform.

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Is it possible to halt the coronavirus’ infection cycle? A VCU study is exploring the possibility.

“If we can find ways to prevent the virus from getting into cells in the first place, we might be able to prevent people from becoming infected.”

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How has COVID-19 affected international students from China? And how can they be better supported?

A study by School of Education professor Yaoying Xu is investigating the particular challenges faced by Chinese college students studying in the U.S.

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‘Everyone at the table’: VCU media lab works to improve health communications

With science changing rapidly, the need for clear, accurate messages regarding public health is crucial, said Jeanine Guidry, who runs the Media+Health Lab.

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Employment continues to rebound, new survey shows

The net increase is being driven primarily by individuals working for a new employer, as opposed to returning to former employers.

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Research headlines

A person pours wine into a glass. [View Image]

Early marriage may lead to unsafe drinking behavior by those with higher genetic risk of alcohol use

Though previous research has found that marriage protects against risky alcohol use, that protection is not uniform.

Derek Prosser in a research laboratory. [View Image]

Is it possible to halt the coronavirus’ infection cycle? A VCU study is exploring the possibility.

“If we can find ways to prevent the virus from getting into cells in the first place, we might be able to prevent people from becoming infected.”

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JAMA study: 35% of excess deaths during pandemic’s early months tied to causes other than COVID-19

The data suggests COVID-19 death counts reported to the public underestimate the true death toll of the pandemic in the U.S.

Skyrmions as seen through magnetic force microscope imaging [View Image]

Study reveals new magnetic process that can lead to more energy-efficient memory in computers and other devices

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of California, Los Angeles have made an important advance that could lead to more energy efficient magnetic memory storage components for computers and other devices.

Yaoying Xu, Ph.D. [View Image]

How has COVID-19 affected VCU international students from China? And how can they be better supported?

A study by School of Education professor Yaoying Xu is investigating the particular challenges faced by Chinese college students studying in the U.S.

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In memoriam: Bill Royall, former vice rector of the VCU Board of Visitors and longtime VCU benefactor

Royall was an integral part of VCU for half a century, serving as a mentor to students, donating millions of dollars, and helping advance scientific research.

A finger scrolls on a news website displayed on a smartphone. [View Image]

‘Everyone at the table’: VCU media lab works to improve health communications

With science changing rapidly, the need for clear, accurate messages regarding public health is crucial, said Jeanine Guidry, who runs the Media+Health Lab.

A chart depicting employment rates. [View Image]

Employment continues to rebound, new survey shows

The net increase is being driven primarily by individuals working for a new employer, as opposed to returning to former employers.

View more »