Virginia Commonwealth University

The Virginia Commonwealth University, (VCU) was founded in 1838 in Richmond, Virginia. VCU has approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree students. VCU is noted for high research activity in the combined medical school and research institute. The VCU Medical Center is ranked high for complex surgeries including heart transplants. The Lois E. and Eugene P. Trani Life Science Building is relatively new and promotes research in the life sciences. VCU's analytical chemistry Dr. John B. Fenn was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2002.

Address
Harrison House 816 West Franklin Street P.O. Box 842036 Richmond, Virginia 23284-2036
Website
http://www.vcu.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Commonwealth_University

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Loss of taste? The problem's probably up your nose

When patients report losing their sense of taste, the problem is most likely due to a dysfunction in their sense of smell, according to research from Virginia Commonwealth University's Smell and Taste Disorders Center.

Medications

Researchers test effectiveness of anti-opioid vaccine

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers are testing a vaccine against opioid abuse developed by the Scripps Research Institute in California. The vaccine is meant to block the effects of heroin and fentanyl in patients ...

Neuroscience

Epilepsy and the social stigma surrounding it

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases.

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