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Virginia Tech Scientists Provide New Evidence of Elusive Electrical Pathway in the Heart

The research team discovered it could improve irregular heart rhythms – even when the heart’s blood supply was completely shut off – by altering concentrations of common electrolytes in the bloodstream.
16-Nov-2020 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Scientists find neurochemicals have unexpectedly profound roles in the human brain

Dopamine and serotonin are at work at sub-second speeds to shape how people perceive the world and take action based on their perception. The discovery shows researchers can simultaneously measure the activity of both dopamine and serotonin in...
8-Oct-2020 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Virginia Tech scientists advance understanding of blood-brain barrier health

in a study with potential impacts on a variety of neurological diseases, Virginia Tech researchers have provided the first experimental evidence from a living organism to show that an abundant, star-shaped brain cell known as an astrocyte is...
21-Sep-2020 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Drones deliver time savings to customers, new revenue to businesses

A new economic impact study from Virginia Tech suggests that drone delivery could offer a significant economic boost in communities.
15-Sep-2020 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Virginia Tech, partners launch nation’s first pediatric rehabilitation resource center

Research partners across three institutions are opening the nation’s first and only resource center dedicated to promoting clinical trials research in the rapidly expanding field of pediatric rehabilitation. It will be one of a network six centers...
20-Jul-2020 7:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

In one hour, surface coating inactivates virus that causes COVID-19

A Virginia Tech chemical engineering professor has developed a surface coating that, when painted on common objects, inactivates SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
15-Jul-2020 1:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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