As the nation’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay is a living laboratory to study the effects of weather and pollution on delicate ecosystems.
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has captured two federal contracts worth $55 million to study safety efforts for commercial truck drivers and break new ground in the burgeoning field of automated vehicles.
Undergraduate researcher Hayley Billingsley collected a stream of baseline data from her respondents, including height, weight, body mass index, demographics, and wellness information.
The Virginia Tech--Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences will preview its ground-breaking research of testing helmets to reduce concussions in a sport other than football.
Rebekah Less, first-year Ph.D. student in the School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, was awarded a SMART Fellowship from the Department of Defense based on the novel research she is conducting in the Computational Tissue Engineering Graduate Education Program, integrating liver and gastrointestinal tissues.
Researcher Pawel Michalak has discovered an allele on the beta-thymosin gene that makes it possible for the alewife to live solely in the freshwater Great Lakes.
Virginia Tech in May hosted the 2014 Additive Manufacturing Grand Challenge, a university-wide extracurricular competition that challenged students to design and fabricate fully 3-D printed air and ground vehicles.
Virginia Tech has been labeled an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University in recognition of the role it plays in strengthening local, regional, and statewide economies.
The discovery adds to current understanding of biodiversity and the ability of a species to adapt to rapidly changing climates.
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and Caltech found that, when they simulated market conditions for groups of investors, economic bubbles invariably formed. Even more remarkably, the researchers discovered a correlation between specific brain activity patterns and sensitivity to those bubbles.
A team of Virginia Tech researchers have found new breast cancer markers that could be more reliable and yield better results for cancer patients.
Incarceration rates in the U.S. are rising. Using the same methods used to study disease epidemics, researchers with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute and the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention demonstrate that more severe sentencing can lead to higher levels of criminal activity.
Researchers are working to harness the torrent of data in the ocean of public information such as tweets, website queries, and restaurant cancellations, to generate early warnings of events with a broad social impact.
Robert Gourdie and his research team have developed a compound that helps tissue samples heal more quickly. Now the Catalyst grant is spurring advanced research into the repair and regeneration of damaged tissue.
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute researchers Harold "Skip" Garner and Jasmin Bavarva have discovered aging can occur at different rates within an individual's genome, with some portions aging 100 times faster than others. With that in mind, personalized medicine becomes even more challenging.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists Deborah Kelly and Sarah McDonald are ambitious and determined, and it’s paying off. The two assistant professors recently received a National Institutes of Health grant for their collaborative work developing new imaging technologies that will allow them to see live rotavirus activity.
Using a large array of satellites and space observatories, an international team spent more than a year training their instruments on the brightest and most studied of the "local" black holes -- the one situated at the core of Type I Seyfert Galaxy NGC 5548. What they discovered surprised them.
Lijuan Yuan, associate professor of virology and immunology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled "Gnotobiotic Pig Model for Dysbiosis and Enteric Immunity."
Only female mosquitoes bite and transmit infectious diseases. Understanding the mechanisms of the sex chromosomes may help to manipulate the sex ratio in mosquitoes and reduce disease transmission.
Scientists at Virginia Tech and The Ohio State University found that the endangered Indiana bat may be able to use its social connections to survive a certain amount of roost destruction, depending on habitat availability.