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EPA Recognizes Virginia Tech Postdoc's Research on Birds

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Laura Schoenle is interested in how mercury contamination affects the levels of a stress hormone called glucocorticoid in birds. Low levels of environmental mercury can have a profound effect on animal populations in terrestrial and aquatic...
4-Nov-2014 4:00 PM EST

Groundwater Patches Play Important Role in Forest Health, Water Quality

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Patches of soaked soil act as hot spots for microbes removing nitrogen from groundwater and returning it to the atmosphere.The discovery provides insight into forest health and water quality, say researchers from Virginia Tech and Cornell.
3-Nov-2014 11:00 AM EST

Ant Behavior Might Shed Insight on Problems Facing Electronics Design

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The National Science Foundation has awarded Michael Hsiao, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Tech, a grant of $418,345 to improve the accuracy in electronics design, using algorithms he designed that simulate ant behavior.
30-Oct-2014 10:15 AM EDT

Liberal or Conservative? Brain Responses to Disgusting Images Help Reveal Political Leanings

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An team of scientists led by Virginia Tech reports that the strength of a person’s reaction to repulsive images can forecast their political ideology. The brain’s response to a single disgusting image was enough to predict an individual’s...
29-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Modeling Cancer: Virginia Tech Researchers Prove Models Can Predict Cellular Processes

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Researchers developed mathematical models to predict the dynamics of cell transitions, and compared their results with actual measurements of activity in cell populations. The results could inform efforts to treat cancer patients.
28-Oct-2014 4:00 PM EDT

New Technology Shows Promise for Delivery of Therapeutics to the Brain

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The researchers from the Virginia Tech – Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences described in their article in Technology published by the World Scientific Publishing Company that they have created “a tool for...
28-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Research Aims to Preserve the Great Plains Grasslands

A team from four universities including Virginia Tech will use a $1.3 million National Science Foundation grant to look at governmental policies and social attitudes on the use of fire to reduce the vulnerability of grasslands to the invasion of...
20-Oct-2014 9:45 AM EDT

Virginia Tech Researchers Discover Potential Biomarker to Detect ‘Bubble Boy’ Disorder

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A genetic disease called SCID forces patients to breathe filtered air and avoid human contact because their bodies cannot fight germs. Now, using a mouse model, Virginia Tech researchers describe a potential biomarker to detect SCID.
30-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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Nuclear Reactor Expert Discusses Ways to Prevent Fukushima-Like Damage with Scientists in Japan

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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

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20-May-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Virginia Tech Hosts Booth 422 at 2014 AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference: Full Scale Robotic Systems Featured

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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

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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

Neuroscientist Jamie Tyler Scores a Knockout Monitoring #Brain Blows. Did You Know He Was a #Boxer Too?

Neuroscientist William “Jamie” Tyler uses boxing as an example for how the brain is affected by mechanical impulses — such as a blow to the head — in a cover story this week in The New Scientist. While brain cells communicate along...
29-Aug-2013 11:55 AM EDT

Ways to Change Bridge Fabrication and Inspection Practices

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24-May-2013 3:00 PM EDT

Virginia Tech Historian Carefully Watching Papal Election

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As the world awaits white smoke from the Sistine Chapel roof -- the signal that a new pope has been elected -- Virginia Tech historian Frederic Baumgartner speculates about what will happen next.
18-Feb-2013 7:00 AM EST

#Expert Available on How to Help #Children Cope with Traumatic Events Like #Newtown

17-Dec-2012 4:00 PM EST

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