Graduate student Amanda Sain's main project with researcher Andrea Dietrich has focused primarily on a specific aspect of human health -- what is the impact of exposure to manganese in water and air.
People prefer to be honest, even if lying is beneficial, say Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists. Using economic games to study how the brain makes choices, they've come closer to pinpointing a region of the brain critical to honest and dishonest behavior.
College of Engineering faculty members Emily Sarver and Kray Luxbacher are leading two federally-funded projects to improve mine safety and health for underground workers.
A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2002, Y. Thomas Hou has done pioneering work in network systems and has made significant contributions in the areas of video streaming, Internet quality-of-service, wireless sensor networks, and cross-layer optimization for wireless networks.
Susan Sterett’s scholarship focuses on the mobilization of law in administrative states, within both appellate courts and on the ground. Most recently, her research has centered on legal mobilization after disaster.
Graduate student Yuan Lin is working with Nicole Abaid to develop an air traffic control algorithm inspired by nature. They believe research on bat swarming behaviors can positively impact today's air traffic control system.
Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute and Vanderbilt University Medical School are unraveling the mysteries of a bacterial infection associated with stomach ulcers and other problems.
Popular Science magazine has named Nicole Abaid of Virginia Tech's Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics as one of its 2014 Brilliant 10.
With the new VT, India Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science Innovation Center, Virginia Tech has become the first American university to have an engineering research center on the Indian subcontinent.
Sonja Schmid will use National Science Foundation funding to develop a research, education, and outreach program for the next generation of nuclear emergency responders.
Researchers open a new page in the immune system's playbook, making a discovery that may one day make for more effective vaccines.
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.