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Research Team Tests Technology That Could Alert Federal Agents to Potential Terrorist Threats

Experts at the Next Century Corporation will lead a joint research effort between the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, the Hume Center for National Security and Technology, and Draper Labs to create a system that can flag potential...
19-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Difference in Gene Switching Discovered in Different Parts of Brain

Virginia Tech researcher Chang Lu and his team found significant difference in the molecular machinery that turns on and off gene expression between cerebellum and prefrontal cortex of a mouse brain. Their results provide clues to the molecular...
15-Apr-2018 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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'Fog Harp' Increases Collection Capacity for Clean Water

A research team at Virginia Tech has improved the traditional design of fog nets to increase their collection capacity by threefold
27-Mar-2018 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Virginia Tech Researchers Examine Role of Fluid Flow in Ovarian Cancer Progression

Known as the silent killer, ovarian cancer is notorious for avoiding detection until it has progressed to an advanced stage. New research from Virginia Tech on fluid shear stress in the abdominal cavity is moving physicians closer to earlier...
21-Mar-2018 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Virginia Tech Alumnus David Calhoun Gives Historic $20 Million to Transform Honors Education

Calhoun’s gift endows $15 million to help recruit and retain Discovery Program participants, which ultimately will benefit 200 Honors College students each year.
20-Mar-2018 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Epigenomic Tool Breakthrough Has Implications for Identifying Disease Processes

A major advancement has been made on how epigenomics are studied that permits mapping a genome-scale profile of epigenetic changes using less than a couple hundred of cells, a factor of 100-300 reduction in the sample amount compared to existing...
6-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Violent Video Games May Serve as an Outlet for Aggression, Not a Precursor, Says Virginia Tech Expert

According to a recent study published in Violence and Gender video games decrease the likelihood of producing hate material online and researcher Jim Hawdon says “this finding suggests that violent video games may serve as an outlet for...
22-Feb-2018 1:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Mosquitoes Remember Human Smells, but Also Swats

The study proved a mosquito’s preference can shift if that person’s smell is associated with an unpleasant sensation. Hosts who swat at mosquitoes or perform other defensive behaviors may be abandoned, no matter how sweet.
24-Jan-2018 3:55 PM EST Add to Favorites


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