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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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27-Feb-2015 10:05 AM EST

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

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3-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

Nuclear Reactor Expert Discusses Ways to Prevent Fukushima-Like Damage with Scientists in Japan

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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

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20-May-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Virginia Tech Hosts Booth 422 at 2014 AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference: Full Scale Robotic Systems Featured

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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

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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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