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Early Mormon Marriages Database To Shed Light on Polygamy, Past and Present

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | Caroline Newman

U.Va. religious studies professor Kathleen Flake’s digital database of polygamous marriages in the 19th century could provide important context as a new debate arises after June’s same-sex marriage ruling.

Grad Student Takes Research to D.C. As Intern for New White House Initiative

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | Leslie M. Booren

Lauren Mims spent the summer in Washington, D.C. working on the new White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

Researchers Uncover Markers in the Blood to Identify Women at Risk for Postpartum Depression

Monday, July 27, 2015

The hormone oxytocin, sometimes called “the love hormone,” may be a factor in postpartum depression, when a mother has a lower than normal level. A blood marker now may help identify the risk.

New Research Examines Bottled Water Sales During Hurricane Season

Friday, July 24, 2015

The sales of bottled water, an important commodity during disasters, can give clues to emergency preparedness.

Study: Implicit Bias Against Lesbians, Gays Decreasing Across Demographic Groups

Thursday, July 23, 2015

In an online study of more than 500,000 people, women, as well as among white, Hispanic, liberal and younger people, showed the greatest reductions in bias.

Life-Saving Breast Cancer Drugs Going Untaken in Appalachia

Monday, July 20, 2015 | Josh Barney

A U.Va. study finds nearly a third of women in Appalachian regions of Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina and Pennsylvania fail to follow through with therapy medication prescribed to prevent breast cancer’s recurrence.

Can Something as Simple as a Colored Bulb Promote Sleep in the Hospital?

Friday, July 17, 2015 | Christine Phelan Kueter

A nursing Ph.D. student is examining whether using red lights or low lights in hospital rooms might help promote healing among patients.

Study: Immediate Diagnosis of Concussions Better Protects Youth Athletes

Friday, July 17, 2015 | Audrey Breen

Young athletes are the most vulnerable when it comes to sustaining concussions. Accurately diagnosing concussions on the field of play helps protect them, but most games are played without the presence of someone qualified to do so.

U.Va. Suggests Potential Cause of Mysterious National Child Paralysis Outbreak

Thursday, July 16, 2015 | Josh Barney

One virus suspected in the national outbreak has only been linked to a handful of cases, but a U.Va. physician is pointing toward another for which no one else may have tested.

As First Pluto Images Arrive, Gleeful U.Va. Astronomers Are Observing at Mission Control

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | Fariss Samarrai

U.Va. scientists Anne Verbiscer and Alan Howard have begun analyzing the first close-up images of Pluto from the New Horizons spacecraft, and quickly found that they are exceeding expectations.

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