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Allison Peck

Alison Peck

Agriculture law professor Alison Peck says your food is more unregulated than you think. As genetic engineering has advanced, U.S. law hasn't caught up, and she has some ideas on how to change that.

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Sticking an IV

From Manikin to Man

Meet the "patients" that students practice on before they ever meet a human patient.

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Kirk Hazen

Kirk Hazen

Kirk Hazen is a linguist who studied 1800s-era swearing to consult on an upcoming HBO Miniseries. Read on to find out his favorite old-time swear words.

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Test Track

This invention that fits in a car's tailpipe can help contribute to getting cleaner air in our cities.

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T-Minus

What if we could harvest the elements in our phones from acid mine drainage? What if our snack packaging was made from plants?

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Matter of Fact

This issue, the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute prepares to open, a professor takes cameras into classrooms and Morgantown breaks ground on a new $30-million swimming, diving and track complex.

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Thinking it Through

Agriculture law professor Alison Peck says your food is more unregulated than you think. As genetic engineering has advanced, U.S. law hasn't caught up, and she has some ideas on how to change that.

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Successors

After she left WVU, this researcher went on to design the astronaut exercise program still used on the International Space Station.

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Ask an Expert

Michael McCawley has been in the public health trenches from the fiery oil fields of Kuwait to the aftermath of the Mount St. Helens eruption. Right now, he's got some ideas about how to avoid water crises like the one in Flint, Mich.

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Staff Picks

There's a fungus among us. Arbuscular endomycorrhizal fungi help 80 percent of plants on earth stay alive. The largest collection on Earth of these lifesavers is at WVU.

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Nature’s Lab

In between teaching classes, Rachel Mohr takes her trusty backpack to crime scenes where she uses insects to measure time of death.

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You Tell Us

You had touching stories about your own health after our cover story on stroke and you had lots of fond memories about the Evansdale campus in response to the Flashback photo from the late 1960s.

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Viewfinder

This is science in a photo. See the unexpected moments that lead up to discovery.

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Right Brain

Check out these wild sculptures from lizard wings to a medieval torture device.

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Mind over Muscle

If you could invent anything, what would it be? For these guys, it was a lacrosse tool to put in the hands of the growing number of devotees of the sport.

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Engineering a New Medicine

Meet the "patients" that students practice on before they ever meet a human patient.

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Final Frontier

West Virginia's first satellite is only the size of a bread loaf. But on the inside, it has the potential to improve how we measure the distance between satellites and the Earth.

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Class Notes

Catch up with fellow alumni through the years and find out where you can get your very own "Let's Go" flag to take with you on your travels.

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The Last Word

Kirk Hazen is a linguist who studied 1800s-era swearing to consult on an upcoming HBO Miniseries. Read on to find out his favorite old-time swear words.

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The Goods

Check your holiday shopping off the list with this Mountaineer gift guide.

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