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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.

Leadership transition planned for Arlington-based Virginia Tech Applied Research Corp.

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 00:00
Thomas M. McNamara Jr., the founding president and chief executive officer of the Virginia Tech Applied Research Corp., has announced plans to step down. Sanjay Raman, Virginia Tech’s associate vice president for the National Capital Region, has been named interim president and CEO.

New electron spectrometer allows chemistry researchers a closer look at materials

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 00:00
Researchers with the Department of Chemistry have a new, high-tech tool on their hands that can help them and others take a closer look than ever before at materials.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientist selected for prestigious American Heart Association grant

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 00:00
Rengasayee Veeraraghavan hopes to develop novel therapies to treat atrial fibrillation.

Scientists at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute take part in $15 million research project to study cigarettes and vaporized nicotine

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 00:00
Warren Bickel and his team will test four factors influencing a person’s choice between vaporized nicotine products and conventional cigarettes: nicotine dose, extra costs, smoke-free environments, and flavors.

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute part of new state legislation enacted for the testing and use of automated-vehicle technologies

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 00:00
While the current law allows a visual display in a motor vehicle, the new bill allows the display of moving images to be viewed while an automated driving system is performing the driving task.

Scientists pinpoint genetics behind extreme resistance

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 12:00
Common garter snakes, along with four other snake species, have evolved the ability to eat such extremely toxic species as the rough-skinned newt — amphibians that would kill a human predator — thanks to at least 100 million years of evolution.

Researcher with Center for Vehicle Systems and Safety to appear on TV's 'Battlebots'

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 00:00
Senior research scientist Andrew Peterson with the Center for Vehicle Systems and Safety will appear on the television show Battlebots this summer.

Virology meeting to bring more than 1,300 scientists to Virginia Tech

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00
This is the first time Virginia Tech has hosted an annual meeting of the American Society for Virology, which will run June 18-22. Some of the world's leading virus experts are expected to attend.

Ear-stones provide clues to researchers studying migratory habits of Amazonian fish species

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00
Virginia Tech assistant professor Leandro Castello contributed to a paper that reports on the use of chemical analysis of ear-stones as a way to understand a fish's life story.

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute named Best of R&D in Virginia

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 00:00
To compile the “Best of Economic Development” list, the Southern Business & Development magazine surveyed members of its Southern Economic Development Roundtable.

Virginia Tech researchers earn grant to study big data sharing and reuse

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 00:00
Following this research, the university's libraries will be better prepared to support data intensive and big data projects.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists find molecular clue in development of schizophrenia

Thu, 06/02/2016 - 00:00
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have found that a small protein fragment significantly contributes to the brain’s healthy wiring.

Free open access publishing opens doors for Virginia Tech research

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 10:00
University faculty, staff, and students can publish at no cost if their submission passes peer review.

New facilities, programs, and partnerships will enable Virginia Tech to lead the nation in intelligent infrastructure

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 04:00
Virginia Tech is adding new facilities, creating a new major, and leveraging partnerships with industry and government to expand teaching and research on how to integrate emerging technologies – such as smart vehicles and intelligent buildings – into daily life in ways that are beneficial, human-centered, and resilient.

The trial and error of viral evolution: The difference between fading out and pandemic

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 00:00
A group of scientists from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and Yale University are studying exactly how viral evolution occurs, and how that knowledge might help prevent disease.