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Underwater glove puts octopus' abilities on the hand of humans

Humans aren’t naturally equipped to thrive underwater. There are critical times when this becomes a liability. Rescue divers, underwater archeologists, bridge engineers, and salvage crews all use their hands to extract people and objects from...
11-Jul-2022 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Deadly Arrhythmia Trifecta: Salt, Swelling, and Leaky Sodium Channels

Cardiovascular researchers at Virginia Tech’s Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have published a new study describing how deadly arrhythmias arise from elevated sodium levels, heart tissue irritation and swelling, and sodium channel...
27-May-2022 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Virginians Say Research Investment Improves Health, Economy

Virginians across the political spectrum (84%) say investing in research is important to the state’s economy, according to new survey released today .
27-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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International Precision Neuroscience Conference to Explore Brain Cancer, Mental Health, Neurodegeneration

The Precision Neuroscience Conference builds on a collaboration between Nordic and Virginia universities. It will be held at Virginia Tech and feature scientists presenting work involving forward-looking applications of precision medicine.
3-Apr-2022 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Estimates of the carbon cycle - vital to predicting climate change - are incorrect, Virginia Tech researchers show

Virginia Tech researchers, in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, have discovered that key parts of the global carbon cycle used to track movement of carbon dioxide in the environment are not correct, which could significantly...
30-Mar-2022 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Virginia Tech Helmet Lab takes on snow sports with new ratings

The ratings, which are built on years of Virginia Tech’s research and expertise in injury biomechanics, provide a unique, evidence-based way for consumers to know which helmets offer the best protection.
17-Feb-2022 12:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers identify key brain circuit regulating cocaine addiction, relapse

In new findings published in Neuron, neuroscientists at the University of California San Diego and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC singled out the specific brain circuit that triggers cocaine relapse in mice. When they applied a...
15-Oct-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Large doses of intensive therapy better for children with cerebral palsy, scientists find

Scientific findings have supported the benefits of pediatric Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy, in which a child’s more functional arm and hand are constrained by a lightweight cast, a splint, or a mitt, while a trained therapist uses operant...
14-Oct-2021 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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