Blacksburg, VA USA
Add to Favorites | Newsroom RSS | Share

Our News on Newswise

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


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


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’


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


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


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


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


“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


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

Our YouTube Videos

Chat now!