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Virginia Tech's X.J. Meng Elected to the National Academy of Inventors


X.J. Meng, University Distinguished Professor of Molecular Virology, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Meng is an inventor with 20 awarded and 17 pending U.S. patents, as well as 40 awarded foreign patents on vaccines and...
17-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST

Air Force Office of Scientific Research Funds Virginia Tech Materials Studies


The ability to control light in different scenarios has a variety of applications, such as creating all-optical computers that theoretically could be more efficient than electronic devices.
10-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST

Virginia Tech Researchers Help Set Agenda on ‘Big Data’ Challenges at Virginia Academy Summit

The Virginia Summit on Science, Engineering, and Medicine will focus on challenges of collecting, storing, and interpreting massive amounts of data.
3-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

Virginia Tech Researchers Find a Relationship Between Sleep Cycle, Cancer Incidence

Researchers reveal that a protein responsible for regulating the body's sleep cycle, or circadian rhythm, also protects the body from developing sporadic forms of cancers.
3-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

Some Mosquitoes Better at Carrying Malaria Than Others

Of about 450 different species of mosquitoes in the Anopheles genus, only about 60 can transmit the Plasmodium malaria parasite that is harmful to people. The team chose 16 mosquito species that are currently found in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin...
26-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST

Circumstances Are Right for Weed Invasion to Escalate, Researchers Say

What some farmers grow as pasture plants others view as weeds. But with the need to cheaply feed food animals rising, circumstances are right for the weed invasion to escalate.
24-Nov-2014 10:00 PM EST

AAAS Elects 3 Virginia Tech Professors as 2014 Fellows


Honored were Madhav V. Marathe, director of the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Lab; Joseph C. Pitt, a philosophy professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; and Stephanie Shipp, director of the Social and Decision Analytics...
24-Nov-2014 2:30 PM EST

EPA Recognizes Virginia Tech Postdoc's Research on Birds


Laura Schoenle is interested in how mercury contamination affects the levels of a stress hormone called glucocorticoid in birds. Low levels of environmental mercury can have a profound effect on animal populations in terrestrial and aquatic...
4-Nov-2014 4:00 PM EST

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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

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

17-Dec-2012 4:00 PM EST

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