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.
New graphene-based nanomaterial with magnetic properties designed
An international team of researchers has designed a new graphite-based, magnetic nano-material that acts as a semiconductor and could help material scientists create the next generation of electronic devices like microchips.
Scientists discover magnetic superatoms
A team of Virginia Commonwealth University scientists has discovered a 'magnetic superatom' - a stable cluster of atoms that can mimic different elements of the periodic table - that one day may be used to create molecular ...
Researchers closer to understanding the evolution of sound production in fish
An international team of researchers studying sound production in perch-like fishes has discovered a link between two unrelated lineages of fishes, taking researchers a step closer to understanding the evolution of one of ...
Researchers develop and test new molecule as a delivery vehicle to image and kill brain tumors
A single compound with dual function the ability to deliver a diagnostic and therapeutic agent may one day be used to enhance the diagnosis, imaging and treatment of brain tumors, according to findings from ...
Study sheds light on production of parasitic wasp's courtship song
A new study published in the April issue of PLoS One by an interdisciplinary team of Virginia Commonwealth University researchers sheds light on the way a tiny parasitic wasp produces its courtship song.
Understanding disease states through math
Angela Reynolds, Ph.D., is in the business of translating math to biology and biology back to math. As an applied mathematician, she can turn chemical reactions into equations.
Lady bug, lady bug, eat up
(Phys.org) —Early morning raindrops, hanging on the leaves of Virginia Commonwealth University's Pollak Building's rooftop garden, acted as welcomed drinks of water for 1,500 lady bugs as they were introduced to their new ...
Gene involved in predisposition to alcohol consumption identified
An international team of researchers has identified a novel gene involved in differences in alcohol consumption, according to a new study published online the week of April 4-8 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of ...
Into Madagascar: Biology professor returns from research-teaching adventure in biodiversity hotspot
Exploring a tropical biodiversity hotspot where lemurs, chameleons and the cat-like fossa abound is not a bad way to skip out on winter.
Researchers discover a new class of magic atomic clusters called superhalogens
(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of researchers has discovered a new class of magnetic superhalogens a class of atomic clusters able to exhibit unusual stability at a specific size and composition, which may ...