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Experiences Change Brain Cells Differently, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Scientists Say

Scientists had thought that most synapses of a similar type and in a similar location in the brain behaved in a similar fashion with respect to how experience induces plasticity. This study found dramatic differences in the plasticity response, even...
4-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Incarceration of a Parent During Childhood May Later Add to Men's Heart Attack Risk

Men who as children experienced a family member’s incarceration are approximately twice as likely to have a heart attack in later adulthood in comparison with men who were not exposed to such a childhood trauma, according to a study in the March...
4-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Bedbugs Have Built Resistance to Widely Used Chemical Treatments, Study Finds


Some of the most widely used commercial chemicals to kill bedbugs are not effective because the pesky insects have built up a tolerance to them, according to a team of researchers from Virginia Tech and New Mexico State University.
29-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Flint Water Study Research Team Led by Marc Edwards to Present on Water Crisis Thursday Night


Flint's 100,000 residents were exposed to lead-tainted water for more than 18 months. Virginia Tech's role in uncovering the problem has been widely reported around the world. Here are the details.
27-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Beetle-Inspired Discovery Could Reduce Frost’s Expensive Sting

Virginia Tech led a research team to make a beetle-inspired surface that uses chemical micropatterns to control the growth of condensation and frost. They were even able to create a surface where inter-droplet ice growth is completely stopped.
21-Jan-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Fish Species, Rural Lifestyles Threatened by New Dams on World’s Largest Rivers


Advocates of huge hydroelectric dam projects on the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong rivers often overestimate economic benefits and underestimate far-reaching effects on biodiversity, according to an article in the Jan. 8 issue of Science.
5-Jan-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Scientists Find New Evidence of Immune System Plasticity

Researchers found that the inherent flexibility of the immune system is even more complex than previously understood. Study reveals more about how memory cells arise after infections.
7-Jan-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Glass Robotics Lab Pioneers New 3-D Printing Process, Announces Expansion at Virginia Tech

Artists, designers, architects, and industry members are exploring concepts in glass design through the nation’s first Collaborative Glass Robotics Laboratory, an initiative of Virginia Tech and the Rhode Island School of Design.
16-Dec-2015 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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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

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