Professor of Biological Systems Engineering Mike Zhang's research with a new vaccine may make nicotine addiction a relic of the 21st century, and give relief to the millions of smokers who are trying to kick the nicotine habit.
Karen Strat, a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Human, Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, is in the midst of research exploring the health benefits of cocoa with project principal investigator Andrew Neilson, an assistant professor of food science and technology.
Jonathan Black will lead the center's research in unmanned aircraft and spacecraft, including the design and construction of a new ground station to facilitate small satellite missions.
The research project, funded with a $1.3 million National Science Foundation grant, includes looking at governmental policies and social attitudes on the use of fire to reduce the vulnerability of grasslands to the invasion of woody plants.
Certain malignant tumors have illustrated an ability to evolve in such a way that they are able to resist therapy in relatively fast time frames.
Recreation ecologist Jeff Marion revisited dozens of campsites in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness that he had surveyed for his doctoral research in 1982.
In soils under dense rhododendron stands, Virginia Tech researchers found microbes consume the available nitrogen for their own use to sustain metabolism and fuel growth.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists plan to use social media to help develop a new approach to addiction recovery, one that takes advantage of people’s instinct for social connectedness.
For his work in developing countries, Rangaswamy "Muni" Muniappan has will be honored today by the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development with its 2014 award for scientific excellence.
Many people recognize "the bubble boy" as an unusual character from a "Seinfeld" episode or a John Travolta movie. Virginia Tech researchers have discovered a potential biomarker to detect the presence of severe combined immunodeficiency, or SCID.
A referral network was recently established to enable specialty practices in Virginia and Maryland to participate in the veterinary college's cutting-edge research. Enrollment in clinical trials for companion animals is now expanding.
Computer scientist Daphne Yao's proposed solutions to prevent insider attacks in the cyber security world will provide a leap forward to stronger Army command and control of cyberspace capabilities on the battlefield as well as in day-to-day operations.
Alireza Haghighat, a professor with the Nuclear Engineering Program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, discussed research related to the 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex with scientists in Japan.
The ward comes with $92,000 of unrestricted funding and will allow Devi Parikh to work directly with Google researchers and engineers as they explore how to best teach machines from visual abstractions.
Bahareh Behkam's research is at the intersections of physical chemistry, biophysics, and bio-hybrid microrobotics. Her work is supported by the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science.
An associate director of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science raised Virginia Tech's profile as a national leader of cutting-edge research in autonomous systems and technology.
Seeing is not a direct line; Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists examine the structure of circuits that transmit visual information.
Birgit Scharf is using a grant from the National Science Foundation to use bacteria to provide nitrogen to crop plants. If successful the treatment could result in dramatically lowering environmentally hazardous nitrogen fertilizers.
Prompted by significant changes to appraisal practice made by the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech and the Virginia Tech Program in Real Estate examined appraiser remuneration, investigating the concept of "customary and reasonable fees."
Researchers found that, despite the digital era, newspaper advertisements were still the most successful means for recruiting at-risk older adults.