Who should get experimental Ebola medications? And are they safe?

Oct 29th, 2014 | By , , ,

By Tony Pugh McClatchy Washington Bureau / (MCT) WASHINGTON – As Ebola continues to devastate West Africa and new patients slowly bring the disease to other countries, experts fear the growing crisis could one day create an ugly scrum for the limited supply of experimental treatments and vaccines. Deciding which patients should be at the
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Atlanta Symphony cancels performances as lockout drags on

Oct 27th, 2014 | By , , ,

By David Ng Los Angeles Times / (MCT) The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has canceled its opening night celebration as well as performances through Nov. 8 as a labor dispute with its musicians drags on with no end in sight. The company locked out its musicians earlier this month following a breakdown in contract negotiations. Stanley
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Professor who lost university job offer lashes out at school administrators

Oct 22nd, 2014 | By ,

By Maura Lerner Star Tribune (Minneapolis) / (MCT)  Controversial professor Steven Salaita, who lost his job offer from the University of Illinois after criticizing Israel on social media, lashed out at university administrators Monday for overreaching in their decision not to hire him. Salaita, in a wide-ranging, 40-minute speech at Northwestern University, the first of
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Volunteers make strides for charity track meet

Oct 16th, 2014 | By

Written By: Marquez Slaughter The Sigma Iota chapter of Alpha Phi Omega partnered with the Delta Phi chapter of Iota Phi Theta to start Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a charity track meet at Valdosta Middle School Sunday. The charity track meet held events such as the 100, 200, 400, 4×1, 4×4, men’s and women’s sprint
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Pentagon sends weapons, other materials to Georgia colleges, schools

Oct 16th, 2014 | By

By Janel Davis and Eric Stirgus The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ATLANTA _ Scenes this summer of police in armored vehicles and riot gear launching tear gas on protesters in Ferguson, Mo., have brought increased scrutiny of a federal program that transfers surplus military supplies to local law enforcement agencies. Georgia colleges and school systems are among
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Georgia colleges report more sex assaults

Oct 12th, 2014 | By

By Shannon McCaffrey and Janel Davis (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) The 18-year-old freshman was discovered by fellow students, passed out in a men’s shower stall at a University of Georgia dormitory wearing only an oversized T-shirt that wasn’t hers. Curled up in the fetal position, a dark bruise ran the length of her neck. The last
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Daily Strange: Why do your fingers wrinkle?

Sep 24th, 2014 | By

  Written By: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin  Have you ever been curious about why your fingers and toes shrivel up like dry old prunes when they’re exposed to water for too long? Well research has confirmed the theory that wrinkly fingers improve our ability to grasp wet or submerged objects. The grooves that are created work much
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Dr. Michael Meacham’s Ice Bucket Challenge

Sep 24th, 2014 | By

VSU’s Dr. Michael Meacham takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge! Click the link to watch! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmfjWxM0CEM&list=UUURXHtMsK1BwU9_KdxHmOpw



This Week At VSU, 2014-09-18

Sep 18th, 2014 | By


Daily Strange: Consume, “live long and prosper.”

Sep 18th, 2014 | By

Written By: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are held responsible for nearly 60% of all deaths worldwide. That number comes out to be approximately 36 million each year. Among the top few are deaths from obesity-driven hypertension, cancer, diabetes and heart disease from smoking. NCD deaths worldwide are becoming a serious epidemic. They are being
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