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New 3D model shows how paradise tree snake uses aerial undulation to fly

For more than 20 years, Virginia Tech biomedical engineering and mechanics professor Jake Socha has sought to measure and model the biomechanics of snake flight and answer questions about them, like that of aerial undulation's functional role.
28-Jun-2020 7:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers discover cellular structure of poorly understood visual brain region

The brain’s ventral lateral geniculate nucleus (vLGN) receives signals from the eye, but it is not associated with classical image-forming. For decades little was known about this brain region’s cellular structure and purpose. In a new study,...
24-Jun-2020 8:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Virginia Tech Research Provides New Explanation for Neutrino Anomalies in Antarctica

A new research paper co-authored by a Virginia Tech assistant professor of physics provides a new explanation for two recent strange events that occurred in Antarctica - high-energy neutrinos appearing to come up out of the Earth on their own accord...
9-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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: https://globalagriculturalproductivity.org
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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