The study can help auditors improve their decision-making processes related to fraud detection, as it identifies best practices from high-quality brainstorming meetings.
Allison Tegge is developing computer algorithms that will discover the code for inter-cellular signaling within the liver, which in turn, could lead to a similar understanding of other body organs.
The groundwork for Wu Feng's big data research in a "cloud" began about a decade ago. Today, this work is being formalized and extended as part of an National Science Foundation/Microsoft Computing in the Cloud grant that seeks to commoditize biocomputing in the cloud.
The new interdisciplinary program in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health will develop translational researchers who will transform fundamental biological discoveries into new approaches to prevent, diagnose, treat, and cure disease, as well as to provide the scientific basis for healthy lives.
Researcher Hehuang Xie has found a way to trace patterns of a basic chemical process as it is passed through the generations in families. The finding could help reveal more about cancers and diseases.
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Alexander Leonessa will join the National Science Foundation as a program director.
The new publication calls for an integrated approach to natural resources education, research, and management across funding agencies and academic disciplines.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientist earns grant to test feasibility of remote alcohol testing.
Researchers at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute have developed ChatterGrabber, a social media surveillance tool, that helps emergency preparedness professionals quickly address potential epidemics or terrorist threats.
After a decade-long effort, scientists from the Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab have released a beetle called Zygogramma bicolorata, which will combat a toxic invasive weed in Ethiopia.
A Virginia Tech-led program has unleashed a new weapon in the fight against hunger in eastern Africa: a tiny speckled beetle, which feeds on a highly destructive invasive weed.
Professor Stephen Prisley served on a team that developed science-based methods to quantify changes in greenhouse gas emissions and carbon storage following a change in land or forest management.
Heart research leads to unexpected discovery of a new drug for healing skin ulcers, according to scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.
Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute have found new brain cancer markers in microsatellite regions of the human genome -- often referred to as "junk DNA" -- that may yield easier, faster, and cheaper diagnostics for brain cancer.
Amy Brunner and Jason Holliday have received a $1.4 million grant to investigate the genetic regulatory networks that will allow trees important for bioenergy to grow in less than ideal soils and climate.
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is close to selling out its upcoming Fourth International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research, which will focus on driver safety issues.
At a Virginia Tech-led conference in Nepal, agriculture experts learn that Trichoderma can save people from disease, save crop loss, and safeguard the environment.
"Now that we have found that they are sharing all this information, the next question is, 'What exactly are they telling each other?'," says Professor Jim Westwood.
Although the chemicals responsible for the declines are common in household cleaning products and disinfectants used in medical and food preparation settings, including hand sanitizers, academic scientists have never published a rigorous study on their safety or toxicity until now.
The Federal Aviation Administration announced that Virginia Tech's unmanned aircraft systems test site program is ready to conduct research vital to integrating UAS into the nation's airspace