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Mere Expectation of Checking Work Email After Hours Harms Health of Workers and Families

Employer expectations of work email monitoring during nonwork hours are detrimental to the health and well-being of not only employees but their family members as well.
7-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Rethinking ketchup packets: New approach to slippery packaging aims to cut food waste

The study, which has yielded a provisional patent, establishes a method for wicking chemically compatible vegetable oils into the surfaces of common extruded plastics.
2-Aug-2018 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


VTCRI Wins Award to Develop Test for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Working with Industry Partners, University of Virginia

Scientists at two of Virginia’s largest universities, working with clinicians from the two major health systems and a growing Virginia-based biotechnology company, have teamed up to address an important medical challenge — how do you accurately...
16-May-2018 9:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Mandatory National Menu Labeling Underway. While It Is a Good Start, Restaurants Could Voluntarily Do Much More, According to Virginia Tech Expert

Restaurants could do much more to create the tipping point to encourage healthy options for Americans when they eat out, says to Virginia Tech professor Vivica Kraak, a recognized expert in food and nutrition policy.
7-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Keep Calm and Carry On: VTCRI Scientists Make First Serotonin Measurements in Humans

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have begun to unravel how serotonin acts, based on data collected in a first-of-its-kind experiment that utilized electrochemical probes implanted into the brain of awake human beings.
2-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Lightweight Soccer Headgear Can Dramatically Reduce Concussion Risk, Helmet Lab Ratings Suggest

Soccer players have one of the highest head injury rates in sports. The Virginia Tech Helmet Lab released its first set of ratings for soccer headgear, which could help prevent some of those injuries.
30-Apr-2018 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Virginia Tech Awarded $1.9 Million EPA Grant to Research Lead Exposure in Drinking Water

By working directly with consumers and citizen scientists, the project is designed to increase public awareness of lead in water and plumbing on a national scale.
25-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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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