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Cattle Associated Antibiotics Disturb Soil Ecosystems

The team analyzed soil samples from 11 dairy farms in the United States, and found that the amount of antibiotic resistant genes was 200 times greater in soil near manure piles compared with soil that wasn’t.
27-Mar-2017 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Predict Crime Knowledge States in the Human Brain

Scientists and lawyers speak different languages, but there is common ground. Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists working in a multi-institutional team with legal authorities have discovered that brain imaging can determine whether...
8-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Resveratrol Protects Neuromuscular Synapses, Muscle Fibers in Aging Mice

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Scientists have discovered that resveratrol, a compound in the skin of red grapes and red wine, and metformin, a drug often prescribed to fight type 2 diabetes, have many of the neuroprotective benefits of a low-calorie diet.
3-Mar-2017 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Virginia Cyber Range Names Amazon Web Services as Preferred Partner

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AWS will join the Commonwealth of Virginia and Virginia Tech to support scalable cloud infrastructure and collaborate on cybersecurity educational efforts, enabling the Cyber Range with both content and a closed network for hands-on exercises,...
23-Feb-2017 8:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

Drug Discovery Researchers Awarded Grant to Refine Malaria Drug

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A research team from the Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery has received a $431,126 two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to make improved versions of a promising compound called MMV008138, or 8138 for short.
2-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Architecture Professor, Students Reduce Structural Vibrations with Simple, Groundbreaking Device

A revolutionary portable device invented by a Virginia Tech architecture professor with help from students promises to make structural vibration-reducing technology universally accessible.
1-Feb-2017 2:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Virginia Tech Researchers Help the Body Protect Itself Against Inflammation and Colon Cancer

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Virginia Tech researchers found that modifying the shape of IRAK-M, a protein that controls inflammation, can significantly reduce the clinical progression of both diseases in pre-clinical animal models.
27-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Virginia Tech Hyperloop Team Heads to California for Second Phase of Global Competition

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The Virginia Tech Hyperloop team will head to Hawthorne, CA to go head-to-head against 28 of the best teams from around the world.
25-Jan-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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