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It Takes a Village of Bacteria to Help Frogs Fight Deadly Disease


The naturally occurring bacteria on a frog’s skin could be the most important tool for helping the animal fight off a deadly skin disease, according to an experiment conducted by Virginia Tech researchers.
6-Oct-2015 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Virginia Tech to Lead National, Five-Year Study on Head Impacts in Youth Football


Virginia Tech is leading a $3.3 million, multi-center, five-year study that will track head impact exposure in children — the largest and most comprehensive biomedical study of youth football players to date.
2-Oct-2015 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Disease Free Water, a Global Health Challenge, Commands an International Team Effort


Peter Vikesland, an expert in the optimization of drinking water disinfection practices and a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, is the principal investigator for a new five-year $3.6 million Partnerships in...
30-Sep-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Refine Model to Predict Dangerous Errors in Cell Division


A team of Virginia Tech researchers has refined a mathematical model that simulates the impact of genetic mutations on cell division -- a step that could provide insight into errors that produce and sustain harmful cells, such as those found in...
30-Sep-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Use Microchip Approach to Visualize Breast Cancer Proteins


Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists present a new molecular toolkit to investigate protein assemblies natively formed in the context of human disease. BRCA1 gene regulatory complexes from cancer cells were visualized for the first...
28-Sep-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

International Researchers ID Pigment From Fossils, Revealing Color of Extinct Mammals


Scientists from Virginia Tech and the University of Bristol have revealed how pigment can be detected in mammal fossils, a discovery that may end the guesswork in determining the colors of long extinct species. The researchers discovered the...
25-Sep-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Outlines How to Achieve Improved Airline Fuel Savings


Antonio Trani, director of Virginia Tech’s Air Transportation Systems Laboratory and a professor of civil and environmental engineering, led a study that provided evidence for tactical recommendations on restricted cruise altitudes for aircraft...
25-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Do Highly Social Wildlife Species Survive Disease?


Researchers will determine how sociality and infectious disease interact and influence group and population level survival in social wildlife species.
25-Sep-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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27-Feb-2015 10:05 AM EST

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3-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

Nuclear Reactor Expert Discusses Ways to Prevent Fukushima-Like Damage with Scientists in Japan


Alireza Haghighat, a professor with the Nuclear Engineering Program at Virginia Tech, discussed research related to the 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex with scientists in Japan.
10-Oct-2014 11:30 AM EDT

Are #Politics Heritable? fMRI Correlates Response to #Disgusting Images, #Political Leanings #VTCRI


20-May-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Virginia Tech Hosts Booth 422 at 2014 AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference: Full Scale Robotic Systems Featured


Virginia Tech Unmanned Aircraft System researchers will be available for interviews May 12 through May 15 at the 2014 Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference in Orlando.
6-May-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Abecedarian Project Pioneer Lauds New Evidence Supporting Early Educational Interventions


One of the founders of the landmark early childhood intervention known as Carolina Abecedarian Project lauds the new insights that the project continues to produce.
28-Mar-2014 1:00 PM EDT

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