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Research Aims to Preserve the Great Plains Grasslands

A team from four universities including Virginia Tech will use a $1.3 million National Science Foundation grant to look at governmental policies and social attitudes on the use of fire to reduce the vulnerability of grasslands to the invasion of...
20-Oct-2014 9:45 AM EDT

Virginia Tech Researchers Discover Potential Biomarker to Detect ‘Bubble Boy’ Disorder


A genetic disease called SCID forces patients to breathe filtered air and avoid human contact because their bodies cannot fight germs. Now, using a mouse model, Virginia Tech researchers describe a potential biomarker to detect SCID.
30-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Virginia Tech’s Pruden Receives Innovation Award and $100,000 for Her Work in Water Quality


With her 2014 Busch Award, Virginia Tech’s Amy Pruden said the $100,000 in funding will be used “to help the water industry achieve an innovative and practical approach to achieving water sustainability while also addressing consumers’...
30-Sep-2014 12:05 AM EDT

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Awarded $1.7 Million to Study Social Networking as Addiction Recovery Tool


Researchers will study how social media interactions could foster support for people recovering from alcohol, opiate, or stimulant addictions.
29-Sep-2014 11:00 PM EDT

Tooth Buried in Bone Shows Prehistoric Predators Tangled Across Land, Sea Boundaries


Before dinosaurs, it was thought the top aquatic and terrestrial predators didn't often interact. But researchers at Virginia Tech and the University of Tennessee discovered that the smaller of the two apex predators was potentially targeting the...
26-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Simulations Provided Early Alert to Deadly Potential of Ebola


A statistical report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention aligns with a previously released estimate about the potential threat of the Ebola virus by a national group of scientists, including simulation scientists with Virginia Tech.
25-Sep-2014 10:00 PM EDT

Virginia Tech Joins $30 Million NCAA, Department of Defense Effort to Curb Head Injuries


The initiative funds the most comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure ever conducted. It will enroll an estimated 25,000 male and female NCAA student-athletes during a three-year study period.
25-Sep-2014 9:00 PM EDT

Can Cartoons Be Used to Teach Machines to Understand the Visual World?


Google has awarded Devi Parikh of Virginia Tech’s Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering a Faculty Research Award that comes with $92,000 of unrestricted funding and allows her to work directly with Google researchers and...
25-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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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

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

Ways to Change Bridge Fabrication and Inspection Practices


24-May-2013 3:00 PM EDT

Virginia Tech Historian Carefully Watching Papal Election


As the world awaits white smoke from the Sistine Chapel roof -- the signal that a new pope has been elected -- Virginia Tech historian Frederic Baumgartner speculates about what will happen next.
18-Feb-2013 7:00 AM EST

#Expert Available on How to Help #Children Cope with Traumatic Events Like #Newtown

17-Dec-2012 4:00 PM EST

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