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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Oncology & Cancer

New study points to a potential 'Achilles heel' in brain cancer

Scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University believe they have uncovered an "Achilles heel" of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and deadly form of brain cancer. Their study published this week in the Proceedings ...

Genetics

Why does divorce run in families? The answer may be genetics

Children of divorced parents are more likely to get divorced when compared to those who grew up in two-parent families—and genetic factors are the primary explanation, according to a new study by researchers at Virginia ...

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