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New credit legislation to improve consumer financial protection, Virginia Tech expert says

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New legislation which takes effect September 21, 2018 will allow consumers to freeze their credit at no cost. From a financial perspective, there’s no reason not to do this, according to Virginia Tech's Travis Mountain.

Released:
17-Sep-2018 1:00 PM EDT

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Article ID: 700589

World's First Passive Anti-Frosting Surface Fights Ice with Ice

Virginia Tech

From delayed flights to power outages, ice buildup can cost consumers and companies billions of dollars every year in lost efficiency and mechanical breakdown. New research from Virginia Tech hopes to change that.

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14-Sep-2018 3:20 PM EDT
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    11-Sep-2018 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700230

Researchers Identify a Potential Strategy in Fight Against Brain Cancer

Virginia Tech

Scientists with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute say a gene involved in the body’s sleep cycle is a potential target for therapies to help patients with a deadly form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma. This discovery, to be published in the journal Scientific Reports on Tuesday, Sept. 11, points to a subtype of a particular gene that apparently is enabling the survival of cancer cells, although it is more commonly associated with circadian rhythms — the body’s 24-hour biological clock.

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10-Sep-2018 8:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 699549

The heart: Digital or analog?

Virginia Tech

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have found evidence that may disrupt conventional understanding about how electrical activity travels in the heart — a discovery that potentially can lead to new insight into medical problems such as heart arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death.

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26-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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    15-Aug-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 699038

Climate Change Sea Level Rises Could Increase Risk for More Devastating Tsunamis Worldwide

Virginia Tech

As sea levels rise due to climate change, so do the global hazards and potential devastating damages from tsunamis, according to a new study by a partnership that included Virginia Tech.

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15-Aug-2018 12:25 PM EDT

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