WVU researcher explores what tumor cells and a healthy retina have in common
New research from the WVU School of Medicine explores a parallel between how cancer grows and how a healthy eye renews its photoreceptors. Assistant professor Jianhai Du is studying the role that a specific protein plays in regenerating membranes that cover the eye’s rods and cones (like the ones illustrated here). Tumor cells use the protein in a similar way to replicate themselves.

WVU researcher explores what tumor cells and a healthy retina have in common

How is a healthy retina cell like a tumor cell? It hijacks an energy-producing chemical reaction to churn out molecular building blocks. When tumor cells do it, they use the…

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Buckhannon Elks Lodge donates to Parish House, Special Olympics, Youth Camp
Pictured, left to right, are Scott Wilson, PER and Lodge Secretary; Charliene Helmick, Director of Special Olympics; Donna Matthews, ENF Grants Coordinator, Thanna Wentz, Treasurer of the Youth Camp; and Michael Livesay, Exalted Ruler of the Lodge.

Buckhannon Elks Lodge donates to Parish House, Special Olympics, Youth Camp

Buckhannon Elks Lodge 1736 donated $500 each to the Upshur Parish House, Upshur County Youth Camp and the Upshur County Special Olympics. The Parish House donation will be put towards…

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NASA visits Alderson Broaddus University
NASA representative, Kenneth Rehm directs AB students to the Deep Space Network Now website that shows the real-time status of communications with NASA’s deep space explorers.

NASA visits Alderson Broaddus University

PHILIPPI, W.Va. — Representatives from NASA visited the campus of Alderson Broaddus University last week. Mr. Kenneth D. Rehm, cyber security assurance, and Isaac H. Lambert, associate director for recruitment, spoke…

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UPDATED: Fire destroys house in Ellamore
Firefighters battle a house fire in Ellamore Friday. (Photo by Katie Kuba/My Buckhannon)

UPDATED: Fire destroys house in Ellamore

ELLAMORE -- At least three occupants of a house along the Old Elkins Road near the Upshur/Randolph County line were not home Friday afternoon when a fire broke out out…

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