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Skin Microbiome May Hold Clues to Protect Threatened Gold Frogs From Lethal Fungus


Researchers discovered new information about the relationship between symbiotic microbial communities and amphibian disease resistance.
23-Mar-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Researchers Advance Efforts to Use Unmanned Aircraft for Utility Inspections


The first Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech test flight using a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft to inspect an energy pipeline route was completed, a step toward making aerial inspections of energy pipelines safer and more economical,...
23-Mar-2015 8:00 AM EDT

Virginia Tech Scientists Streamline Genome-Editing Tool to Thwart 'Deadliest' Animal


Virginia Tech researchers have modified a red-hot new technology to make it more efficient at making changes in mosquito genetics. The discovery could enable more effective approaches to mosquito and disease control.
16-Mar-2015 3:00 PM EDT

More Research Needed to Clarify Impact of Cellulose Nanocrystals on Health


Biocompatible and biodegradable, cellulose materials are being studied for use in high-performance composites and optical films, and to deliver medicine in pills. But before a material can be commercialized, its impact on human health must be...
9-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Discovery About Beliefs Could Prove a Useful Tool in Addiction Treatment, Researchers Say

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have discovered that beliefs can regulate the effects of nicotine on the human brain.
26-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

Virginia Tech Researchers Discover Possible Drug Target to Combat Sleeping Sickness


Scientists identified a possible way to keep the parasite that transmits sleeping sickness from reproducing, reducing the health dangers to its human hosts.
23-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

A Dog Lives On; Now the Stage Is Being Set for Treating Humans


The National Cancer Institute has awarded Scott Verbridge, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics at Virginia Tech, a $386,149 research grant to move a process that has been used in clinical trials a step closer to using on...
18-Feb-2015 9:20 AM EST

Weather Channel's Cantore Experiences 3-D Tornado Simulation at Virginia Tech


Meteorologists from The Weather Channel broadcast segments on the unique re-creation of the Moore, Oklahoma, tornado in the Cube at the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech.
6-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

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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


27-Feb-2015 10:05 AM EST

Complexity, Opacity of Mortgage-Backed Securities Affected #S&P's Ratings, Pamplin Professor Says


3-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

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

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