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The Trial, Error of Viral Evolution: The Difference Between Fading Out, Pandemic

In a review article, researchers from Virginia Tech, Yale University, and the National Institutes of Health study viral evolution with the aim of finding knowledge that might help prevent disease.
23-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Tuberculosis in Mongoose Driven by Social Communication Behavior


Mongoose use urine and anal gland secretions to communicate with other members of their species. However, in the mongoose, secretions from sick animals were found to be infected with the TB pathogen.
10-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Close Encounters Don't Tell Whole Story of Hunted Species in Amazon Ecosystems


Evidence of wildlife passage, such as tracks, scat, fur, and disturbed surroundings, is a more accurate tool for assessing wildlife conservation status than actual encounters with animals, according to an international team of scientists from six...
13-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

40-Million-Year-Old Fossils Indicate How Dinosaurs Grew From Hatchlings to Adults


Asilisaurus and living crocodilians grow similarly in that individuals of both species show marked differences in growth patterns.
5-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fralin Researchers Use New Technology to Sequence Mosquito Sex Chromosome


The new information about the Y chromosome will facilitate efforts to reduce female mosquitoes or create sterile males—strategies of interest to research teams across the world.
28-Mar-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Truck Drivers with Sleep Apnea Who Do Not Follow Treatment Plan Have Greater Crash Risk


Truck drivers who have obstructive sleep apnea and who do not attempt to adhere to a mandated treatment program have a fivefold increase in the risk of a severe crash.
19-Mar-2016 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

With Rare Earth Minerals in Short Supply, Researchers Seek Ways to Extract Them From Coal


Virginia Tech researchers are working with academic and industry partners in a $1 million pilot project to recover rare earth elements from coal.
15-Mar-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mountaintop Mining, Crop Irrigation Can Damage Freshwater Biodiversity, Virginia Tech Researcher Says


An international, multi-institutional team of researchers that includes a Virginia Tech graduate student recommends ways that humans can protect freshwater from salts in an article Friday (Feb. 26) in the journal Science.
25-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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

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