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Neuroscientists reveal the basis of confirmation bias

Neuroscientists at Virginia Tech, University College London, and the University of London revealed brain mechanisms that underlie confirmation bias — a phenomenon where people strongly favor information that reinforces existing opinions over...
17-Dec-2019 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New expert findings seek to protect national parks from invasive animal species

More than half of America’s national parks are facing a grave and immediate threat: the ongoing presence and spread of invasive animal species. The National Park Service has taken the first step in combatting this invasion by asking a group of...
3-Dec-2019 3:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Children’s National Hospital, Virginia Tech announce partnership for new Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus

Children’s National Hospital and Virginia Tech announce a formal partnership that will include the construction of a 12,000-square foot Virginia Tech biomedical research facility within the new Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus.
14-Nov-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New report says accelerating global agricultural productivity growth is critical

A live webcast of the GAP Report Launch event will be available October 16, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Eastern time:
15-Oct-2019 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Compound could help improve heart attack recovery

Scientists at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC -- a research institute of Virginia Tech -- discovered a new compound that could shield heart tissue before a heart attack, as well as preserve healthy cells when administered afterward.
16-Aug-2019 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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BRAINBox Solutions working with Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, Carilion Clinic to bring mTBI test to market

Virginia Tech, with the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and its clinical partner Carilion Clinic, will serve as one of the national anchor research and clinical sites to validate a test for mild Traumatic Brain Injury. The test combines...
17-Jun-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Lost in translation: Medium is the message for a healthy heartbeat

Researchers at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have revealed how a genetic message to produce healthy heart tissue is altered in the body during stress and aging to contribute to sudden cardiac death. The discovery published in Cell...
23-May-2019 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Codifying the universal language of honey bees

In a paper appearing in April’s issue of Animal Behaviour, researchers decipher the instructive messages encoded in the insects’ movements, called waggle dances.
27-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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