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Forensic science combats wildlife trafficking

For pangolins in Africa, a pattern of overlapping scales is a vital armor against predatory lions, hyenas, snakes, and wild dogs. The scales – composed of the same keratin that makes up our fingernails – allow the threatened mammals to curl up...
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Super Bowl experts: The big game, Taylor Swift's impact, a new era of ads, healthy eats, and more

For most people, the Super Bowl isn’t just about the game. For many, the food, commercials, and entertainment take center stage. Ahead of the big game, Virginia Tech experts can speak on a variety of topics, including Taylor Swift's impact on the...
5-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Expert provides food safety tips following charcuterie meat Salmonella outbreak

Whether it’s building out a big spread for the Super Bowl or planning a Valentine’s Day meal, lots of people will be heading to the store these next few weeks to stock up on food. One item many might be considering is charcuterie.
5-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

The ‘thing in my life that shaped me most’

The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute’s Neuromotor Research Clinic recently published findings in Behavioral Sciences demonstrating improved motor function for a wide range of diagnoses -- including cerebral palsy, stroke, traumatic brain...
17-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Harnessing sensors, smart devices, and AI could transform agriculture

Biosensing engineer Azahar Ali, assistant professor of animal sciences and biological systems engineering at Virginia Tech, is bracing for the arrival of a fourth agricultural revolution.
4-Jan-2024 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Virginia Tech researchers awarded nearly $2 million to explore new treatment for Type 2 diabetes and obesity

A team of Virginia Tech researchers was awarded nearly $2 million from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, part of the National Institutes of Health, to explore novel approaches for treating Type 2 diabetes and...
3-Jan-2024 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Study: From NYC to D.C. and beyond, cities on the East Coast are sinking

Major cities on the U.S. Atlantic coast are sinking, in some cases as much as 5 millimeters per year – a decline at the ocean’s edge that well outpaces global sea level rise, confirms new research from Virginia Tech and the U.S. Geological...
2-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers receive USDA grant to study changing food spending patterns

After a long day, there’s the age-old question of do we eat out or stay in? Over the last decade, that answer has increasingly shifted to eating out.
2-Jan-2024 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Research grant aimed at improving wastewater monitoring for diseases in rural Appalachian communities

Testing wastewater to assess the spread of the COVID-19 virus became common and well-publicized during the pandemic, but it has been focused mostly on urban areas.
16-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST

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Economist shares advice for managing your budget for Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, people celebrate their relationships with friends, family, or a significant other. Often, the expression of affection involves monetary expenditures. Jadrian Wooten, a Virginia Tech professor in the Department of Economics,...
12-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST

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Chocolate and candy: The hidden Valentine's Day dangers to your pet's health

As Valentine's Day approaches, you may be planning to enjoy some chocolates and candies. While these sweet treats delight us, they can pose significant risks to our pets. Understanding what's enjoyable for us but might be harmful for our furry...
12-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST

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Love is more complex than ‘5 love languages,’ says expert

The ‘5 Love Languages’ popularized by Gary Chapman often get brought up when discussing relationships, but this Valentine’s Day one Virginia Tech psychologist suggests taking a different approach to fostering and nurturing high-quality, loving...
12-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST

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North America bird populations are declining; expert explains why

According to recent data, bird populations in North America have declined by approximately 2.9 billion birds, a loss of more than one in four birds since 1970. Experts say this bird loss will continue to grow unless changes are made in our daily...
29-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST

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Experts recommend focusing on digital privacy and wellness in 2024

As 2024 gets underway, many people are focused on new year’s resolutions – eat healthier, quit smoking, catch up with family. But what about your online privacy and safety? Virginia Tech information privacy and cybersecurity experts and...
22-Jan-2024 10:05 AM EST

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Expert shares advice for parents navigating pediatric influenza, COVID-19, and RSV this winter

Coping with the challenges of parenting can be particularly stressful for those concerned about the flu, COVID-19, or RSV.
22-Jan-2024 9:30 AM EST

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GOP presidential race: Political experts look to New Hampshire primary and beyond

Virginia Tech political experts Karen Hult and Caitlin Jewitt provided perspectives on what the results of the 2024 Iowa Republican caucuses could spell for the Jan. 23 Republican primary in New Hampshire and the race overall.
18-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST

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