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Jan. 19, 2006
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Thomas Skalak  
U.Va. Study Finds that Stem Cells are the Bosses, Not the Workhorses, in Repairing Damaged Tissue

SCIENTISTS HAVE LONG BELIEVED that adult stem cells, under conditions of reduced oxygen, constructed new paths for blood to bypass damaged tissue. Findings of a new study by U.Va. researchers show that the cells actually perform a signaling function, supervising the work of other cells in the repair and growth of damaged tissue, said Thomas Skalak (left), chairman of U.Va.’s Department of Biomedical Engineering. “Our findings indicate a new understanding of the role played by adult stem cells,” said Skalak, who along with his colleague Gary Owens, professor of molecular physiology, is leading the research team. Full story.

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Scientist Earning Acclaim With Second-Most Cited Research Paper of Decade

The research of U.Va. professor of molecular physiology and biological physics Wladek Minor is getting noticed in a major way. A paper, “Processing of X-ray Differentiation Data Collected in Oscillation Mode,” published in 1997 with Zbyszek Otwinowski, a colleague at the University of Texas, is now the second-most cited scientific paper in the world in the last 10 years, according to The Scientist magazine. The discovery is a building block of science and may one day help doctors treat cancer patients or people with viruses. Full story.

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All In: Luck of the Draw Dealt Up-and -Coming Poker Player Eric Froehlich the Winning Hand

You may recognize this face if you watch ESPN’s pokercasts on television. Last year, Eric Froehlich took leave from his studies at U.Va. and enrolled in the school of hard knocks. He was one of the lucky ones. On June 7, the 21-year-old Froehlich earned a place in the record books as the youngest bracelet winner in World Series of Poker history. Despite his newfound success on the professional poker circuit, Froehlich maintains his stance on the importance of a college education. He has pledged his poker earnings to pay his brother’s way through U.Va. Full story.

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Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
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
Gov. Warner Announces Proposal for Major Spending on Research at Virginia Colleges
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