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Mosquito Sex-Determining Gene Could Help Fight Dengue Fever

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Researchers with the Fralin Life Science Institute at Virginia Tech have identified a gene responsible for sex determination in mosquitoes that can transmit yellow fever, dengue, and chikungunya viruses.
15-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Bat-Inspired Dynamic Sonar Unveiled at Acoustical Society

Virginia Tech researchers have developed a prototype of a dynamic sonar system inspired by horseshoe bats. The prototype was presented Wednesday (May 20) at the Acoustical Society of America meeting in Pittsburgh.
20-May-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Brain Scans Reveal That Birds of a Feather Do Flock Together

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In a study using functional magnetic resonance imaging, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists found that our inherent risk-taking preferences affect how we view and act on information from other people.
15-May-2015 11:00 AM EDT

Engineers and Scientists to Examine Antibiotic Resistance in Food Chain From Farm to Fork

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Amy Pruden, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, a pioneer in examining environmental sources and pathways of antibiotic resistance genes as emerging contaminants, is leading an interdisciplinary $2.25 million USDA...
18-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Experts Outline Keys to Bolster Ecosystems Degraded by Climate Change

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To maximize such benefits as conserved biodiversity and sustained livelihoods, ecological restoration should increase ecological integrity, be sustainable in the long term, be informed by the past and future, and benefit and engage society.
12-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Life Scientist Shines Light on Origin of Bioluminescence

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Bioluminescence at least in one millipede may have evolved as a way to survive in a hot, dry environment, not as a means to ward off predators, according to scientists publishing in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
1-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Virginia Tech Assistant Professor Addresses Philosophical Questions of Machines, Research

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How might machines carry out scientific research on their own? A Virginia Tech assistant professor of philosophy has a solution, and the National Science Foundation is funding the research through a CAREER award.
14-Apr-2015 7:05 AM EDT

New Technology Provides Superior Ability to Rapidly Detect Volatile Organic Compounds

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The quick analysis of volatile organic compounds is required for applications in environmental monitoring, homeland security, biomedical diagnostics, and food processing. Virginia Tech electrical engineering faculty member Professor Masoud Agah has...
13-Apr-2015 8:05 AM 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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