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...
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A paper in Nature Communications confirms a major feature in the formation of large igneous provinces — massive worldwide volcanic eruptions that created incredibly high volumes of lava and triggered environmental catastrophes and mass extinctions...
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Virginia Tech scientists have developed a new cancer drug that uses gold nanoparticles created by the biotech firm CytImmune Sciences to deliver paclitaxel — a commonly used chemotherapy drug directly to a tumor.
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The new millipede also has bizarre-looking mouthparts of a mysterious function, four legs that are modified into penises, a body covered in long silk-secreting hairs, and paired nozzles on each of its over 100 segments that squirt a defense chemical...
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These latest findings represent the first detailed biochemical characterization of a flavoenzyme involved in antibiotic resistance.
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For three days this week, Roanoke, Virginia, is the capital of the precision neuroscience world.
The top minds of precision neuroscience are coming together in a think-tank setting to explore the challenges and promise of bringing personalized...
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Some species of seabirds plunge-dive at speeds greater than 50 miles per hour to surprise their prey. In the first study on the biomechanics of this diving behavior, researchers show how the birds pull of this feat safely.
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Large-scale analysis revealed that both pine and spruce use the same suite of 47 genes to adapt to geographic variation in temperature, and to appropriately time acquisition of cold hardiness – a trait that allows plants to tolerate the adverse...
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In Response to Great Smoky Mountain Fires: Virginia Tech Experts Can Talk About Post-Traumatic Stress, Impact on Tourism
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New Early Warning Systems Gave Residents of Fukushima Ample Time to Seek Safety, According to Virginia Tech Expert
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Virginia Tech Addiction Expert Lauds Surgeon General’s Report on Substance Use Disorders, Calls for Treatment Reform
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