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Following a Protein’s Travel Inside Cells Is a Key to Improving Patient Monitoring and Drug Development


Virginia Tech chemical engineer Chang Lu and his colleagues have used a National Science Foundation grant to develop a technique to detect subcellular location of a protein.
4/23/2014 8:00 AM EDT

Queuing Theory Helps Physicist Understand Protein Recycling


Will Mather tries to extend an understanding of waiting in line to how cells operate, especially as it relates to what the consequences could be of protein traffic jams inside cells.
4/21/2014 6:00 PM EDT

Ecology Team Improves Understanding of Valley-Wide Stream Chemistry


Understanding the chemistry of streams at a finer scale could help to identify factors impairing water quality and help protect aquatic ecosystems.
4/17/2014 10:00 PM EDT

New Material Coating Technology Mimics Nature’s Lotus Effect


A unique and low cost method to coat materials is the subject of a pending international patent. Ranga Pitchumani of Virginia Tech’s Mechanical Engineering Department and Atieh Haghdoost, a recent doctoral graduate from Pitchumani’s Advanced...
4/21/2014 8:05 AM EDT

Dead Wood Alive with Management Information in Old-Growth Iranian Forest


Dead wood, such as old stumps and logs, is often overlooked when examining forest’s vitality; however, new research from old-growth forests in Iran point out the importance of this often-overlooked forest feature.
4/14/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Efficient Analysis of Small Quantity of Cells Improves Chances to Understand Disease


Chang Lu of Virginia Tech’s Chemical Engineering Department has developed techniques that allow him to obtain reliable results over the course of disease development inside cells. The National Institutes of Health is a past supporter of this...
4/14/2014 8:35 AM EDT

Hiking Inca Road Informs Engineer's Research, Teaching


Can modern engineers learn best practices from ancient road builders? Christine Fiori, who has led the first formal engineering study of the Inca Road, thinks so.
4/9/2014 12:00 PM EDT

Scientists Study Amazon to Predict Impact of Climate Change


Extreme weather events in the Amazon Basin are giving NASA-funded scientists an opportunity to predict the impacts of climate change and deforestation on ecological processes and ecosystem services of the Amazon River wetlands.
4/1/2014 4:00 PM EDT

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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.
3/28/2014 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...
8/29/2013 11:55 AM EDT

Ways to Change Bridge Fabrication and Inspection Practices


5/24/2013 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.
2/18/2013 7:00 AM EST

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

12/17/2012 4:00 PM EST

Virginia Tech Poli-Scientists Can Sort Out #Election Trends, Results

11/2/2012 4:00 PM EDT

#Frankenstorm to Cause Atypical Surges, Flooding: #VTresearch

10/29/2012 9:00 AM EDT

Coastal Ecologist Available to Discuss Hurricane Damage, Recovery

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.
9/2/2011 11:35 AM EDT

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