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Microscopic Spaces Between Heart Cells May Play Role in Sudden Cardiac Death

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Sudden cardiac death in patients with heart failure is a major concern in the United States. A Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute team will investigate how the microscopic spaces surrounding heart cells affect connections called gap junctions.
10-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists: Observing Fear in Others May Change Brain

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Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered that observing fear in others may change how information flows in the brain. The finding in a rodent model may have bearing on people who suffer post-traumatic stress...
4-Jan-2017 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Zero in on Biological Diversity in ‘Poor Man’s Rainforest’

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Leftover DNA from dead organisms -- known as "relic DNA" -- has historically thrown a wrench into estimates, causing scientists to overestimate microbial diversity by as much as 55 percent.
20-Dec-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

UVA, Virginia Tech Carilion Partner to Fund Cross-University Neuroscience Research

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The University of Virginia-Virginia Tech Carilion Neuroscience Research Collaboration capitalized on the talent in brain research in the Commonwealth of Virginia by encouraging cross-institutional research projects.
12-Dec-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Toy-Safety Research Started with Initiative to Protect Soldiers From Eye Injuries

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Research that helps protect soldiers from blast injuries on the battlefield can also prevent kids battling with foam swords in their basements from poking each others’ eyes out.
7-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Virginia Tech Geoscientists Size-Up Early Dinosaurs, Find Surprising Variation

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The study focused on the skeletal changes that occurred during growth in the small carnivorous dinosaur Coelophysis (SEE-lo-FY-sis), one of the earliest dinosaurs.
5-Dec-2016 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

New LED Display Lights Help Improve Taste of Milk, Virginia Tech Researchers Find

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“We want to help figure out ways to return to the fresh taste of milk that our grandparents experienced when it came straight from the dairy,” said Susan Duncan, a professor of food science and technology.
5-Dec-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Protective Molecule Sidelined in Models of ALS

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Scientists have identified a naturally occurring molecule that has the potential for preserving sites of communication between nerves and muscles in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — as well as a molecule that interferes with this helpful...
18-Nov-2016 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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