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May 8, 2006
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Bankole Johnson  

COCAINE IS HIGHLY addictive and very hard to kick. Despite years of research, there is no medication that has been approved for the treatment of cocaine dependence. University of Virginia Health System researchers have found that ondansetron, a serotonin antagonist drug, reduces cocaine’s reinforcing effects, which in turn may help users to quit. “We are encouraged by the results of this study, which show a promising role for ondansetron in the effort to find new, effective treatment for cocaine dependence,” said Bankole Johnson (left), professor of neuroscience and chair of the Department of Psychiatric Medicine at U.Va. Full story.

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Is the Charlottesville Regional food system sustainable? Can more opportunities be established for fresh, healthy, locally grown food? University of Virginia students in the class, “Planning for a Sustainable and Secure Community Food System,” will present an assessment of the community’s food system at City Hall today from 5:30-7 p.m. The class assessment is the first step in a longer-term project that could take root in the community to foster better linkages between local farms and community schools, food stores, restaurants and residents.  Full story.

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The Public Interest Law Association will be providing more than $242,000 in fellowships to 17 second-year and 42 first-year law students in public service jobs this summer. PILA Fellows, including University of Virginia law students Laura Holland (left) and Candance Glover (right), are using their grants to fund public service positions for a variety of employers, from legal aid groups and high-profile public interest organizations like Human Rights First, to state and federal government agencies and international NGOs. Full story.

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Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
U.Va. Unveils Schematic Design for South Lawn Project
U.Va. Leads Public Universities with Highest African-American Graduation Rate for 12th Straight Year
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Virginia Receives No. 8 Seed in NCAA Tournament

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Cavaliers Receive NCAA Tournament Bid

D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Brielle White Honored as Virginia’s Top Athletes

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