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Virginia Tech's Scott Verbridge and Rafael Davalos Describe Novel Tumor Treatment in Scientific Reports


In the first published results from a $386,000 National Cancer Institute grant awarded earlier this year, a paper by Scott Verbridge and Rafael Davalos in Scientific Reports has been published.
20-Nov-2015 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Virginia Tech Neuroscientists Take Step in Understanding Cause of Alzheimer's Symptoms


Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have uncovered a mechanism in the brain that could account for some of the neural degeneration and memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers, together with scientists...
21-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

First-of-Their-Kind Dopamine Measurements in Human Brain Reveal Insights Into Learning

The readings were collected during brain surgery as the conscious patients played an investment game, demonstrating rapid dopamine release encodes crucial information. The findings have implications for Parkinson’s disease and disorders such as...
23-Nov-2015 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Find Way to Make Resistant Brain Cancer Cells Sensitive to Treatment

Robert Gourdie and his research team developed a peptide called aCT1 (pronounced act one) to inhibit connexin 43-caused overactivity. The result was damaged tissue healed more quickly, with lower amounts of inflammation and scarring.
19-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study Incorporates Ecological Processes Into Earth System Models to Improve Climate Change Predictions


Quinn Thomas is leading the $2.6 million, five-year project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Research partners include geophysical and biological scientists from multiple institutions.
19-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Virginia Tech Researcher Wins $7.2 Million Award to Promote Healthy Relationships, Economic Stability Among Low-Income Couples


Mariana Falconier, associate professor and clinical director of Virginia Tech’s Center for Family Services at the Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church, has won a grant totaling $7.2 million for a five-year project to promote healthy...
19-Nov-2015 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers to Study How to Treat Behavior That Leads to Type 2 Diabetes


Warren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, recently received a $2.4 million grant to investigate and improve maladaptive decision-making that may contribute to Type 2 diabetes.
10-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Timing Is Everything in Cells, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Researchers Say


The study has implications for cancer research, as scientists try to understand how cells avoid errors that promote cancer development. It could also be useful in synthetic biology, where scientists work to make robust mechanisms for synthetic life.
29-Oct-2015 9:05 AM 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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