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Toys That Look Identical Aren’t Identically Safe, Biomechanics Experts Say

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The popularity of the Nerf “blaster” toy gun has created an active market for inexpensive off-brand versions of the Nerf darts, but new data from Virginia Tech suggests that the off-brand darts are two to three times more likely to cause eye...
16-Nov-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

White Roofing Isn’t Always Green, Virginia Tech Study Confirms

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A study out of Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies’ Center for High Performance Environments presents a new scientific challenge to widely held industry assumptions that white roofing is the best option for commercial...
6-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Even Small Amounts of Oil Made Birds Near Deepwater Horizon Sick, Virginia Tech Researchers Say

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Blood samples taken by first responders showed that individuals exposed to small amounts of oil from the spill suffered from hemolytic anemia—a condition that occurs when toxins enter the blood stream and damage red blood cells that carry oxygen...
17-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Global Change Center Researchers to Forecast Water Quality with NSF Support

Public utility managers will be able to predict drinking water quality more accurately thanks to a team of scientists with the Global Change Center at Virginia Tech.
12-Oct-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Decision to Rescind Waters of the United States Rule Based on Flawed Analysis, Virginia Tech Economist Finds

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New evidence suggests that the Trump Administration’s proposal to rescind the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that would limit the scope of the Clean Water Act inappropriately overlooks wetlands-related values.
5-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Healthy Bacteria in Yogurt May Reduce Lupus Symptoms in Mice

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Researchers at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech have released findings that explain how a type of healthy bacteria in yogurt and other dairy products might reduce disease symptoms in certain patients with lupus.
2-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Highlights Conservation Needs of Fish Species Recently Discovered in Southwest Virginia

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Currently, the Clinch dace is in the highest tier of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ Tiers of Imperilment for all wildlife species found in the state. According to Mike Pinder, an aquatic biologist with the agency, that means...
2-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Restore Tumor-Fighting Structure to Mutated Breast Cancer Proteins

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Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have successfully determined the full architecture of the breast cancer susceptibility protein (BRCA1) for the first time. This three-dimensional information provides a potential pathway to...
21-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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