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Virginia Tech opens world’s first fully automated AI and cyberbiosecurity water lab

In 2021, a water treatment facility in Oldsmar, Florida, was hacked by an unknown adversary. It was a cyberattack, and the sensor responsible for measuring how much sodium hydroxide is in the water was compromised. Within seconds, the hacker...
20-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Your Thanksgiving menu doesn't look like Colonial America's first celebration

Foodies aren’t the only people who appreciate the significance of the Thanksgiving feast. For most, the holiday conjures visions of turkey dinners and pumpkin pies replete with all the fixings, such as mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and green...
20-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Forget social distancing: House finches become more social when sick

Marissa Langager, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science, led a new study about the social behavior of sick house finches.
15-Nov-2023 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Virginia Tech and Arizona State researchers discover way to boost shelter dog adoptions

After a long day at work, you open the door to the place you call home. A chorus of furry happiness rushes toward you, the sound of unconditional canine love. With your return, your dog's world is whole. Virginia Tech and Arizona State University...
15-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Pioneering histotripsy device receives FDA clearance to treat liver cancer

In a groundbreaking achievement for cancer treatment, research, and medical technology, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for the HistoSonics’ Edison histotripsy device to treat liver tumors. 
14-Nov-2023 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Cancer drug shows promise targeting genetic weakness in some tumors, comments Virginia Tech expert

In an invited commentary, Kathleen Mulvaney, assistant professor with the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, talks about the potential of a new drug that has shown early promise in clinical trials for solid tumors by killing cancer cells...
2-Nov-2023 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cancer drug shows promise targeting genetic weakness in some tumors, comments Virginia Tech expert

In an invited commentary, Kathleen Mulvaney, assistant professor with the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, talks about the potential of a new drug that has shown early promise in clinical trials for solid tumors by killing cancer cells...
31-Oct-2023 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

International team of scientists says identifying some foods as addictive could stimulate research, shift attitudes

Researchers from the United States, Brazil, and Spain, including scientists with the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, published an analysis in a special edition of the British Medical Journal with a timely and controversial...
12-Oct-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Horticulture agent offers tips on winter holiday plant acquisition and care

Ed Olsen, an agent at Henrico unit of Virginia Cooperative Extension, shares tips for holiday plant care.
28-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST

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Instead of calories and macros, think about the level of food processing, expert says

Scientific consensus is building around a clear recommendation: To improve health, we need to think differently about our diet of ultra-processed foods.
28-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST

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Experts offer food safety tips for Thanksgiving and the holiday season

Meals at Thanksgiving and other holidays serve as great social occasions for catching up with family and friends — and for the sake of all gathered, the culinary delights on the table should be not just delicious and visually sumptuous, but also...
20-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST

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Planning a holiday shopping budget is the best way to navigate the season, says Virginia Tech experts

As the holiday season approaches, it is important to begin budgeting for your gift shopping ahead of time. Taking proactive steps now will help you manage expenses wisely and make the most of the festive season.
20-Nov-2023 9:05 AM EST

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Tips to avoid charity scams during the holidays

For many people, the holiday season is a time to giveback. It’s also the time of year when scammers ramp up their efforts to take advantage of your goodwill to steal your hard earned money.  
17-Nov-2023 9:05 AM EST

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Cybercrime expert offers safety tips for online holiday shopping

The holiday shopping season is ramping up and unfortunately, so are criminals looking to take advantage of your urge to get discounted prices.
17-Nov-2023 9:05 AM EST

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To avoid travel problems this holiday season, expert says to plan ahead

The holiday season can be a stressful time for those planning to travel. Between costs, short staffing, and limited bookings, a Virginia Tech travel and tourism expert says to plan ahead. “With the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year holidays...
13-Nov-2023 10:05 AM EST

Forecast predicts a warmer winter with more snow; expert explains why

Andrew Ellis, a hydroclimate scientist in the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech, explains why the presence of El Niño in the latest National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration outlook suggests a warmer yet snowier...
9-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST

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