VCU and partners receive $5.7 million to continue transformative study of clinical depression

Virginia Commonwealth University is part of an international research team that has received a Wellcome Trust grant totaling more than $5.7 million to uncover the underlying biological processes that cause... More »

Researchers develop new DNA analysis technique using infrared laser heat

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have developed a new technique for analyzing DNA molecules. Their new research article, “Infrared laser heating applied to nanopore sensing for DNA duplex analysis,” suggests More »

Virginia Poison Center: Poison Prevention during the holiday season

The holiday season is filled with festive celebration and decorations but it can also be potentially poisoning to children, pets and adults. More »

Michelle Obama explains why it is important to go to college, with a little help from VCU alumni

There was an unofficial Virginia Commonwealth University reunion of sorts in October when three former students converged at the White House to film a special video with first lady Michelle Obama. More »

Mary and Frances Youth Center garners Innovation Award from USTA Mid-Atlantic

As dusk falls on Linden Street, about a dozen young tennis players pile out of a bus and bring the Mary and Frances Youth Center to life. More »

Life, interrupted

After Sept. 11, 2001, a 6-year-old named Hailey Lane became convinced her destiny was to serve in the military and help protect her country. Soon afterward, she set her sights on doing whatever it took to earn an appointment to a military academy. More »

Life on a VCU LifeEvac flight team

A helicopter is a versatile flying machine. It's a type of rotorcraft, meaning lift and thrust are controlled by the rotors, capable of vertical takeoff and landing, hovering, flying forward, backward and laterally. More »