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Obesity Linked to Low Endurance, Increased Fatigue in the Workplace


New engineering study conducted at Virginia Tech investigates ergonomic effects of obesity-related functional performance impairment
23-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Scientists to Study Effects of Climate Change on the Chesapeake Bay


A multi-university team will answer the ongoing questions of how the impacts of manmade stressors such as agricultural use and burgeoning populations work in concert with a warming planet on water systems.
22-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Scientists Probe DNA of 'Evolution Canyon' Fruit Flies, Find Drivers of Change


Researchers led by scientists with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute have discovered how fruit flies in "Evolution Canyon" have been able to adapt to extremely different, ecologies. The discovery adds to current understanding of the biodiversity.
5-Jul-2014 9:00 AM EDT

High Earners in a Stock Market Game Have Brain Patterns That Can Predict Market Bubbles


If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? It may be that, when it comes to stock market success, your brain is heeding the wrong neural signals, according to a multi-institutional team of researchers.
5-Jul-2014 10:30 AM EDT

Researchers Treat Incarceration as a Disease Epidemic, Discover Small Changes Help

By treating incarceration as an infectious disease, researchers show that small differences in prison sentences can lead to large differences in incarceration rates. The research was published in June in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 
25-Jun-2014 4:00 AM EDT

Carrots as Effective as Sticks for Slowing Amazon Deforestation

An international team of scientists, including one from Virginia Tech, reviewed published research and determined that positive incentives for farmers, counties, and states can do as much to preserve forests as public policies that call for...
25-Jun-2014 12:30 AM EDT

Aging Accelerates Genomic Changes, Signaling Challenges for Personalized Medicine


Virginia Bioinformatics Institute researchers at Virginia Tech have discovered aging can occur at different rates within an individual's genome, with some portions aging 100 times faster than others. It makes personalized medicine even more...
23-Jun-2014 10:50 PM EDT

Astronomers Pierce Galactic Clouds to Shed Light on Black Hole Development


Using a large array of satellites and space observatories, an international team spent more than a year training their instruments on the brightest and most studied of the “local” black holes — the one situated at the core of Type I Seyfert...
18-Jun-2014 2:00 PM EDT

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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

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

2-Nov-2012 4:00 PM EDT

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