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Research 2023

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Committing to Memory

By 2060, the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s is projected to soar to 14 million. Researchers at West Virginia University are working feverishly to impede that trend as much as possible – and to focus on innovative ways to treat existing patients.

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Energy Evolution

At West Virginia University, researchers across varying disciplines including geology, forestry and engineering are exploring alternative and sustainable pathways to power the nation.

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Successors

WVU alum flies into storms for science

A team known as the “Hurricane Hunters” gets up close and personal with these storms. While local officials and meteorologists signal caution to their viewers that may be in areas of danger, West Virginia University graduate Nick Underwood and his colleag

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Nature's Lab

Going to Waste

Paul Ziemkiewicz has been working to clean up streams for decades, but the discovery that acid mine drainage or AMD, holds the elements used in electronics has made that effort not only noble, but potentially profitable.

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Ask an Expert

Big Brother on Wheels

Nicole McConlogue, an associate professor of law, clinic director at WVU and consumer protection advocate, theorizes that practices like this are exacerbating economic barriers for marginalized people.

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Engineering a New Medicine

It’s the Pits: WVU experts investigating military burn pit emissions

When retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Stephen Dailey describes his service in the Middle East during the Gulf War, he says it was like the world around him was burning.

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Mind Over Muscle

Beyond the Box Score and How Money Talks in the World of Sports

As conferences and even how we view NCAA sports change, Humphreys’ research into those critical numbers gives insight into why universities have large athletic departments and the NCAA’s role in the economics of it all

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With Purpose

With Purpose: Reporting on Addiction

The language journalists use must be precise, must be fair and above all, do no harm. Journalists can create change by changing their language.

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The Last Word

The King of Research

Growing up in Richmond, Va., Fred King fondly recalls staying up to watch the moon landing with his family and receiving his first chemistry set for Christmas.

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Thinking It Through

Grad Spotlights

At West Virginia University, researchers are looking to restore the American chestnut, unearth the benefits of fire on forests and soil, reimagine refugee narratives and understand the link between opioid use and advanced cancer.

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