A team of bioinformaticians from Harvard University and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute of Virginia Tech has presented new methods to integrate data from different sequencing platforms, thus producing a reliable set of genotypes that will...
2/18/2014 10:00 AM EST
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has been tapped by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to design the integration framework that will allow vehicles to “talk” with their drivers and with other automobiles on the roadway.
2/13/2014 10:25 PM EST
An international team of researchers has discovered that a process that turns on photosynthesis in plants likely developed on Earth in ancient microbes 2.5 billion years ago, long before oxygen became available.
2/6/2014 5:30 PM EST
Virginia Tech biomedical researchers took the lead in a large six-year study to see if helmets reduce concussion risk. Data were collected between 2005 and 2010 from eight collegiate teams: Virginia Tech, University of North Carolina, University of...
1/29/2014 9:00 AM EST
Mollusk researchers at Virginia Tech in the United States and at the Freshwater Fisheries Research Center in Wuxi, China, are promoting freshwater mussel conservation and develop more robust and productive pearl-producing Chinese mussels.
1/30/2014 3:55 PM EST
A multi-university research team, including researchers with the Fralin Life Science Institute at Virginia Tech, discovered that the unique physical differences among brain tumor cells were because of chromosomal abnormalities.
1/30/2014 11:15 AM EST
The piping plover, a threatened shorebird, is expected to capitalize on new habitat created by Hurricane Sandy on hard-hit Long Island, N.Y. The storm created wider sandy beaches, the plover’s preferred habitat.
1/27/2014 8:00 PM EST
Virginia Tech researchers who first discovered a devastating pest in India and devised a natural way to combat it have now put an economic value on their counterattack: up to $309 million the first year and more than $1 billion over five years.
1/21/2014 12:00 PM EST
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...
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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.
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Coastal Ecologist Jim Fraser is available to provide a scientifically informed response to how to manage damage at the North Carolina Outer Banks following Hurricane Irene.
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"The FDA's images bring future consequences into the moment the smoker is making the choice to buy cigarettes," said a leading addiction researcher.
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