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Jan. 6-8, 2006
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U.Va. Health System Awarded Funding in Search for New Treatments for Diabetic Kidney Disease

KIDNEY DISEASE IS a life-threatening complication of diabetes — a disease marked by high levels of glucose in the blood caused by defects in the way the body makes or uses insulin. Research on one promising new treatment uses mounting evidence that substantiates the idea that inflammation may be a key cause of diabetic kidney disease. Dr. Mark Okusa, a nephrologist and professor of medicine at U.Va., has won two grants totaling $1.2 million over four years to test the effectiveness of certain drugs in interrupting this inflammatory process. Full story.

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ITC Issues Security Alert for Windows Users; Offers Tips for Patching Your Computer

There is a serious new Windows vulnerability currently being exploited by hackers. It can cause a great deal of damage if it gets on your computer. To protect yourself, ITC is urging all users of Windows-based PCs whose machines are not centrally managed to follow these steps:
• Run Windows update immediately.
• Run Live Update or get updated virus definitions from Software
• As soon as possible, download the latest version of Symantec (Norton) AntiVirus (version 10) which checks for new virus definitions daily instead of weekly.
For questions or assistance, please contact the ITC Help Desk at or call 434-924-3731.

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Twosome Works on Identifying the Elements of Control

Irena Lasiecka and Roberto Triggiani are leaders in the development of control theory for partial differential equations, each bringing to the issue their own perspectives and expertise. Partial differential equations are used to predict the evolution of a process in space and time. But, more so than devising ways to trace this evolution accurately, they are interested in finding the means to control it. “We are not content to watch nature take its course,” said Triggiani. “We want to find out how we can exert specific kinds of control over a process.” Full story.

Explorations/Photo: Tom Cogill

Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
Letter to the Editor of The Daily Progress — 11/27/2005
Cavalier Daily Correction — 10/10/2005
Cavalier Daily Correction — 10/05/2005
U.Va. Becomes Academic Sponsor for Semester at Sea
Ivy Foundation Gives $45 Million to Support Medical Research at U.Va.
U.Va. President John T. Casteen III Announces the Appointment of James L. Hilton as New Head of IT
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Fri., 7-9 p.m., Leander McCormick Observatory • Sponsored by U.Va.’s Astronomy Department.

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Governor Proposes Major Spending on Research at Virginia Colleges

Ivy Foundation Gives $45 Million to Medicine

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Women’s Golf:
Six Cavaliers Play in Harder Hall Invite

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Virginia Improves to 11-1 with a 64-56 Win at Marquette

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Virginia Drops 78-68 Decision to Western Kentucky

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