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Discovery About Beliefs Could Prove a Useful Tool in Addiction Treatment, Researchers Say

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have discovered that beliefs can regulate the effects of nicotine on the human brain.
26-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

Virginia Tech Researchers Discover Possible Drug Target to Combat Sleeping Sickness


Scientists identified a possible way to keep the parasite that transmits sleeping sickness from reproducing, reducing the health dangers to its human hosts.
23-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

A Dog Lives On; Now the Stage Is Being Set for Treating Humans


The National Cancer Institute has awarded Scott Verbridge, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics at Virginia Tech, a $386,149 research grant to move a process that has been used in clinical trials a step closer to using on...
18-Feb-2015 9:20 AM EST

Weather Channel's Cantore Experiences 3-D Tornado Simulation at Virginia Tech


Meteorologists from The Weather Channel broadcast segments on the unique re-creation of the Moore, Oklahoma, tornado in the Cube at the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech.
6-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

Researchers to Begin Work with News Organizations in an Effort to Advance Aerial Journalism


Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech leaders will work with users and the Federal Aviation Administration to determine equipment and training needs. Pending FAA approval, the effort may create a path for news organizations to use...
5-Feb-2015 1:40 PM EST

Virginia Tech Climbs Two Notches in National Science Foundation Research Rankings


Rising one slot to No. 38 in university research expenditures in the United States, Virginia Tech is the only Virginia institution in the top 50 of National Science Foundation rankings and remains among the top 25 public research universities.
4-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

Virginia Tech Researcher Helps Find New Way to Use Electric Fields to Deliver Cancer Treatment

A team of researchers has devised a new way to target tumors with cancer-fighting drugs, a discovery that may lead to clinical treatments for cancer patients. Called iontophoresis, the technique delivers chemotherapy to select areas.
4-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

Reasons Why Winter Gives Flu a Leg Up Could Be Key to Prevention

As flu season continues, Virginia Tech professor Linsey Marr is studying how the disease is transmitted through the air, in hopes that her results will lead to new strategies to fight the flu.
2-Feb-2015 8:00 AM EST

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Complexity, Opacity of Mortgage-Backed Securities Affected #S&P's Ratings, Pamplin Professor Says


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

Are #Politics Heritable? fMRI Correlates Response to #Disgusting Images, #Political Leanings #VTCRI


20-May-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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


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


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


24-May-2013 3:00 PM EDT

Virginia Tech Historian Carefully Watching Papal Election


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

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