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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

Nation’s first clinical trial to rehabilitate infant stroke victims to begin

Strokes are devastating and often associated with people over 65. But large numbers of infants have strokes, too. In the nation’s first multicenter pediatric stroke recovery trial, researchers and clinicians from 12 sites will evaluate an...
25-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

First ratings for youth football helmets address sport's largest pool of athletes

The majority of people playing football in the U.S. aren’t NFL players or collegiate athletes —they’re youth players, less than 14 years old. But until now, there hasn’t been independent data evaluating the effectiveness of the helmets these...
15-Mar-2019 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Facial Recognition Software to Identify Civil War Soldiers

Photo Sleuth may uncover the mysteries of the nearly 4 million photographs of Civil War-era images.
27-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Oldest Frog Relative Found in North America 

A team of paleontologists led by Virginia Tech’s Michelle Stocker and Sterling Nesbitt of the Department of Geosciences have identified fossil fragments of what are thought to be the oldest known frogs in North America.
26-Feb-2019 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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