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Professor, Graduate Student Unravel Mystery of Bacteria's Antibiotic Resistance


These latest findings represent the first detailed biochemical characterization of a flavoenzyme involved in antibiotic resistance.
7-Oct-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

International Scientists Join Forces to Put ‘Precision’ Focus on Neuroscience


For three days this week, Roanoke, Virginia, is the capital of the precision neuroscience world. The top minds of precision neuroscience are coming together in a think-tank setting to explore the challenges and promise of bringing personalized...
5-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Reveals How Seabirds Dive Safely at High Speeds


Some species of seabirds plunge-dive at speeds greater than 50 miles per hour to surprise their prey. In the first study on the biomechanics of this diving behavior, researchers show how the birds pull of this feat safely.
5-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Different Tree Species Use the Same Genes to Adapt to Climate Change, Researchers Find


Large-scale analysis revealed that both pine and spruce use the same suite of 47 genes to adapt to geographic variation in temperature, and to appropriately time acquisition of cold hardiness – a trait that allows plants to tolerate the adverse...
22-Sep-2016 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bizarre New Species of Extinct Reptile Shows Dinosaurs Copied Body, Skull Shapes of Distant Relatives


Iconic dinosaur shapes were present for at least a hundred million years on our planet in animals before those dinosaurs themselves actually appeared.
21-Sep-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study of CRISPR-Cas9 Technology Shows Potential to Improve Crop Efficiency


A team's finding that CRISPR-Cas9 is a reliable method for multi-gene editing of this particular plant species was published in PLOS ONE on Sept. 13.
22-Sep-2016 9:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Find Fungus-Fighting Compound in Drug Discovery Center Library


Researchers with the Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery have identified a compound that blocks the growth of a fungus that causes deadly lung infections and allergic reactions in people with compromised immune systems.
22-Sep-2016 9:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Virginia Tech Researcher Finds Gene That Reduces Female Mosquitoes


Zhijian “Jake” Tu and colleagues found that placing a particular Y chromosome gene on the autosomes of Anopheles stephensi mosquitoes — a species responsible for transmitting malaria — killed off 100 percent of all female embryos that...
22-Sep-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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