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A Professor Investigates Africa’s Most Dreaded Disease: Malarianew

At first glance, UVM assistant professor Arne Bomblies seems like an unlikely person to be conducting research on malaria, an illness that kills more than a million people worldwide each year, most of them African children, at a rate of one every 30 seconds.
Seven Days  |  Ken Picard  |  01-22-2010  |  Science

University of Vermont Faces a Decline in Body Donationsnew

The declining number of donors may be related to the cost associated with giving one's body to medical science. Although UVM absorbs nearly all the expenses, transportation costs are still incurred by the next of kin. In tough economic times, that expense may be too much for some Vermonters to shoulder.
Seven Days  |  Ken Picard  |  10-30-2009  |  Science

To Food Writer Amy Trubek, Vermont Tastes Like the Futurenew

Trubek's just-released book The Taste of Place: A Cultural Journey into Terroir is a shot across the bow of our old system of thought and commerce. But more fundamentally, it shows how a renewed appreciation of the magic of local flavor might just save our collective bacon.
Seven Days  |  Matt Scanlon  |  06-02-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Protesters Decry UVM's Use of Live Pigs in Surgeons' Training Programnew

Advanced Trauma Operative Management offers practicing surgeonsa quick yet intense refresher in basic trauma-surgery techniques. But animal-rights advocates, as well as medical students and faculty around the country, believe live-animal training sessions have no place on college campuses.
Seven Days  |  Mike Ives  |  05-27-2008  |  Animal Issues

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