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Safe to use hands-free devices in the car? Yes, according to research

New research from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) suggests that drivers who use hands-free electronic devices, as opposed to handheld ones, are less likely to get into a crash.
8-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Study draws connections between sports fandom and political tribalism

According to research co-authored by Megan Duncan, assistant professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, “fans of sports teams and supporters of a political parties perceive news much in the same way.”
31-Jan-2019 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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First study to find digital ads work, on millennials

“This is first time we found that digital ads do something and what they do is they increase voter turnout among millennials in municipal elections,” said Haenschen.
30-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientists link concussions to seizures, development of epilepsy

Experiments by Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientists show a strong relationship between changes in astrocytes after mild traumatic brain injury and the eventual occurrence of a seizure.
21-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Mechanical engineers develop process to 3D print energy harvesting material

Virginia Tech Engineers found a way to make a hard, bulky and expensive material found in most electronics soft, flexible and cheap.
20-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers collaborating with National Institutes of Health to develop nonopioid drug for chronic pain

Researchers from the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience are teaming with the University of California San Diego and the U.S. National Institutes of Health to develop a drug –- now in its earliest stages -– that can treat certain types of...
11-Dec-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Early education intervention has long-lasting, positive effects on social behavior, scientists say

Adults who received early life, intensive childhood educational intervention display high levels of fairness in social interactions more than 40 years later, even if being fair comes at a high personal cost, according to Virginia Tech Carilion...
16-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers discover how 'cryptic' connections in disease transmission influence epidemics

A new study by researchers of disease transmission in bats has broad implications for understanding hidden connections that can spread diseases between species and lead to large-scale outbreaks.
16-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


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