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Dr. Klaus Ley  
U.Va. Health System Researchers One Step Closer to Developing Treatments for Deadly Lung Failure

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA scientists have identified a receptor that could potentially lead to therapies for a life-threatening condition called acute respiratory distress syndrome, which causes fluid build-up in the lungs and leaves patients unable to breathe without life support or a breathing machine. “We can’t say yet that if you target this receptor you will stop ARDS,” said Dr. Klaus Ley (left), director of U.Va.’s cardiovascular research center. “But it is reasonable to be hopeful and to pursue this type of research that might one day translate into clinical application.” Full story.

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Public Invited to Attend U.Va. Engineering School’s Open House on Saturday

The University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science invites engineering enthusiasts of all ages to attend its annual open house on Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Thornton Hall. Visitors will have an opportunity to meet with faculty and staff, interact with students, observe school activities and attend a number of interesting exhibits, presentations and demonstrations. U.Va. professor and former astronaut Kathryn Thornton will give a special presentation on “Sights and Sounds of Space Flight” at 1 p.m. in Room MEC 205. No pre-registration is required.

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U.Va. Astronomer Kenneth Seidelmann Honored by AAAS for International Science Cooperation
P. Kenneth Seidelmann P. Kenneth Seidelmann (right), University of Virginia astronomer and research professor, was among the group of four U.S. and three Russian scientists that received the 2005 International Scientific Cooperation Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journal “Science.” The award honored the group’s determination to transcend numerous limitations to collaboration in their pioneering work to advance state-of-the-art space surveillance in both countries — work which benefitted the worldwide astrodynamics community and the safety of human activity in space. The award was presented on Feb. 18 at the annual meeting of the AAAS in St. Louis. Full story.

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SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT:
Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
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U.Va.’s Biomedical Engineering Department Awarded $2.9 Million
U.Va. Cancer Center Receives $5 Million Gift
 
Web Calendar   Balancing Personal and Professional Roles
6 p.m., auditorium of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library • Panel discussion with national speaker Jessica Degroot, and U.Va. professors Susan Fraiman, Steven Rhoads and Amalia Miller • Sponsored by U.Va.’s Women’s Center and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement.
     
 

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