A study by researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute could one day result in doctors prescribing drugs for Alzheimer’s patients to be taken while they’re performing a specific activity, rather than, say, just sitting in front of a television set. The scientists discovered how certain drugs sharpen the brain’s performance.
There’s a new controversy brewing - one that could mean trouble for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. It involves a lawsuit on behalf of landowners in Southwestern Virginia.
They claim two energy companies failed to pay them royalties on methane gas wells. One of those firms has given $100,000 to Cuccinelli’s campaign - and now a judge in the case says she’s shocked by e-mails from the attorney general’s office to those energy companies. Sandy Hausman reports on the history of the case.
A Southside Virginia city remembers the day civil rights marchers were attacked by police a half-century ago and a reminder of an invasive fish that’s threatening the Chesapeake Bay. Those are among the most clicked stories of the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s V-A News link on V-PAP-dot-org. Fred Echols reports.
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Not all minds learn the same way. However, when it comes to education, millions of children across the U.S. are swept into the same system of state and federal mandates—with expectations of positive academic results and developing a sense of individuality.