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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


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


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


Further Reducing Injections of Oilfield Wastewater Underground Can Prevent Larger Earthquakes

The new study shows that locations that experienced earthquakes are tied in proximity and timeliness to mass waste water injection sites. Further, the study indicates that tracking annual data on the injection well locations can help predict how...
10-Jan-2018 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Graduate Students Land Elusive National Institute of Health Fellowships

One of the NIH’s training awards, the highly selective Kirschstein fellowship is conferred to top U.S. graduate students in health science-related fields.
9-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Veterans with PTSD Pay More Attention to Surprises

The results suggest that people with PTSD don't necessarily have a disrupted response to unexpected outcomes, rather they pay more attention to these surprises.
9-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Scientists Discover How Parasite Hacks Into Its Victims to Seize Control of Host’s Genes in Plant-to-Plant Warfare

Understanding dodder’s covert communications weaponry system, which operates much like a computer virus, could provide researchers with a method to engineer parasite-resistant plants.
3-Jan-2018 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


Researchers From Music and Engineering Team Up to Turn Big Data Into Sound

A unique collaboration between a music professor and an engineering professor at Virginia Tech will result in the creation of a new platform for data analysis that will make it possible to understand the significance of data by turning it into sound.
29-Nov-2017 3:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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