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New Insight on How Crystals Form May Advance Materials, Health, Basic Science Research

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The findings in the journal Science have implications for questions regarding how animals and plants grow minerals into shapes that have no relation to their original crystal symmetry, and why some contaminants are difficult to remove from stream...
28-Jul-2015 11:05 PM EDT

Virginia Tech Researchers Say Wildlife Hold Clues to Antibiotic Resistance in Africa

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Researchers tested for resistance to 10 antibiotics among cattle and 18 wildlife species to explore key attributes and behaviors that may increase exposure and allow resistance to move among humans, animals, and ecosystems.
28-Jul-2015 8:05 PM EDT

Prediction Model Created to Protect Piping Plovers

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Virginia Tech student Katherina Gieder created a model to help land managers protect the threatened piping plover, a tiny shorebird, against habitat damage and predation.
28-Jul-2015 8:00 AM EDT

New Technology Developed by Virginia Tech and the University of Iowa Helps Personalized Medicine by Enabling Epigenomic Analysis with a Mere 100 Cells

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A new technology, improving the efficiency of the studies in epigenomics, is the subject of a Nature Methods journal article by Chang Lu and Zhenning Cao of Virginia Tech and Kai Tan, Changya Chen and Bing He of the University of Iowa. The research...
27-Jul-2015 9:45 AM EDT

Small Oxygen Jump in Atmosphere Helped Enable Animals Take First Breaths

Measurements of iron speciation in ancient rocks were used to construct the chemistry of ancient oceans. Analysis suggests that it took less oxygen than previously thought to trigger the appearance of complicated life forms.
23-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Life Scientists Develop Point System to Help People Drink Their Way to Better Health

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Researchers found the biggest differences between low and high scores came from individuals not consuming enough water, consuming too many calories from beverages, and not consuming enough fluid overall.
13-Jul-2015 5:05 PM EDT

Discovery About the Destructive Power of Bubbles Could Lead to New Industrial Applications

Cavitation bubbles can kill fish and damage boat propellers. Virginia Tech researcher say learning more about them could harness that power for industrial uses, like safer cleaning processes.
22-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Unmanned Aircraft Test Site Says New Policy Will Speed Research

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Officials with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech on Friday welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement that it will soon be simpler for the six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test sites to conduct research.
22-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

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Researchers Explain #TripleNegative Breast Cancer

2-Mar-2015 10:05 AM EST

Your #Brain Playing Tricks: What #Colors Are the #Dress? @VTnews @VTresearch

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27-Feb-2015 10:05 AM EST

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

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3-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

Nuclear Reactor Expert Discusses Ways to Prevent Fukushima-Like Damage with Scientists in Japan

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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

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20-May-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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

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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

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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

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