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Dennis Dean joins international research team devoted to creating self-fertilizing plants, curbing world hunger

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 00:00
About 795 million people — 1 in 9 people on Earth — do not have enough food for a healthy lifestyle, with the majority of those living in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, according to the World Food Programme.

Virginia Tech researchers itching to learn more about poison ivy on the Appalachian Trail

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 13:00
John Jelesko, David Haak, and Lynn Resler are mapping and surveying the growth patterns of poison ivy.

Virginia Tech researchers’ discovery could lead to more environmentally friendly consumer products

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 00:00
A team from the university developed a way to make versatile alcohols from yeast, a discovery that could mean creating products, such as detergents and makeups, historically made with petroleum, without fossil fuels. Their findings were recently published in Scientific Reports.

Researchers find more aggressive behavior in city birds than rural ones

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 00:00
No need to hit the movie theater or download the app: Angry Birds can be found right in your backyard this summer — if you live in the suburbs, that is. Virginia Tech researchers found in Southwest Virginia that birds living in suburban areas show significantly higher levels of territorial aggression than their country counterparts.

Research team formed to invent new material for use on Drillfield Paths

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 00:00
The team's research, along with the feedback collected from students, employees, and community members, will be used by a university Drillfeld Paths Committee to develop a recommendation for a permanent solution.

Veterinary college and Maryland clinic helping hyperthyroid cats

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 00:00
Veterinarians at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech and the VCA Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, Maryland, are hoping their clinical research will address gaps in treatment for cats with hyperthyroidism.

Mini Dairy at Virginia Tech from Israel-based TESSA industries will boost boutique fermentation industry

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 00:00
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, on a trade trip to Israel this week to promote the state’s many assets and resources, announced the agreement between Virginia Tech and TESSA.

Community Learning project added to Virginia Tech/Arlington partnership in MetroLab Network

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 00:00
The first phase of the Virginia Tech/Arlington County Community Learning project developed a sustainable data framework that encapsulates a general approach for re-purposing data, from discovery to analysis to inference.

Brain injury expert begins role as interim director of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 00:00
Duma, who is internationally recognized for his pioneering work in injury biomechanics and traumatic brain injury, will serve as interim director for two years.

Leadership transition for the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 00:00
Mark Blanks succeeds Rose Mooney, who has served as the executive director since April 2014. Mooney will remain with the organization as a senior advisor.

Virginia Tech team heads to Flint, Michigan, for third round of water testing

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 00:00
Kits for this latest round of tests will be assembled on July 5 in Durham Hall on Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus.

Virginia Tech to move towards a new budget model for colleges

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 00:00
The university’s recent visioning exercise, Beyond Boundaries, identified the need for a new funding model to make Virginia Tech more agile and flexible, and to promote internal and external funding partnerships.

Marc Edwards seminar on Washington, D.C., lead crisis will explore the prelude to Flint

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 00:00
The seminar will be held July 1 at 9 a.m. in Whittemore Hall of Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus. The event is open to all members of the Virginia Tech community.

Student fellows at Virginia Tech lab in National Capital Region learn to apply data to solutions for the public good

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 00:00
The Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory is a leading laboratory in the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. The 10-week fellowship program connects aspiring data scientists to communities that can benefit from their expertise.

Virginia Tech wins outstanding industrial security award

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 00:00
This is the first time Virginia Tech has received a Cogswell Award. Only 42 defense contractors out of more than 13,500 inspected through the National Industrial Security Program received the award this year.

Review paper explores cardiac scar solutions

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 00:00
A more complete understanding of how cells communicate during and after damage may eventually lead to therapeutic applications for a wide range of diseases and disorders.

New journal launched for up-and-coming field of computational psychiatry

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 00:00
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute are teaming up with neuroscientists around the world.

Virginia Tech researchers iron out unusual flavors in milk

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 00:00
A recent study published in the Journal of Dairy Science shows that iron in bovine water sources was causing oxidized flavors, degrading milk fats and proteins, and contributing to general poor stability of milk products.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists are first to visualize breast cancer protein in precise detail

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:00
The team developed a “tunable” microchip that can capture proteins from human breast cancer cells to directly view them with high precision and to study how they function and interact with other molecules.

Simulation science takes on Zika with big data

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:00
With locations in Blacksburg and Arlington, Virginia, researchers at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech can forecast the spread of the disease using a variety of factors.