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Fluid flow research may unlock cancer secrets

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 00:00

By modeling tumor blood vessels, Brittany Balhouse is able to see how the cells in the tissue react to different mechanical stimuli or cancer therapies.

Veterinary college's X.J. Meng elected to the National Academy of Inventors

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:00

Dr. X.J. Meng, University Distinguished Professor of Molecular Virology, is a virologist at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and studies emerging and reemerging viral diseases that impact veterinary and human public health.

Army awards Discovery Analytics Center researcher $300,000 to develop Big Data storytelling tool

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 00:00

Chang-Tien Lu, an associate professor of computer science, has been awarded a  $300,000 contract to develop a tool to sift through huge volumes of news, tweets, images, and other data to quickly uncover links between people and events.

Virginia Tech researchers develop GenoSIGHT software for 'smart' microscopes

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 00:00

GenoSIGHT, a new open source software developed at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, allows researchers to better control and monitor experiments by making microscopes smarter.. 

Mosquitoes and malaria: Scientists pinpoint how biting cousins have grown apart

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00

The discovery by an international team including Fralin Life Science Institute researchers will advance understanding about the biological differences between mosquitoes and how species might be more precisely controlled to stop malaria.

Physicist Giti Khodaparast awarded $1.2 million to study high performance materials

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 00:00

Giti Khodaparast, an associate professor in the Department of Physics, has been awarded $1,199,998 over three years by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research to probe high performance materials.

Geophysicists challenge traditional theory underlying the origin of mid-plate volcanoes

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 00:00

A Virginia Tech geophysicist is among researchers changing how geologists view the formation of mid-plate volcanoes. The work, in today's edition of Science, points to a super-hot layer beneath the tectonic plates, as opposed to heat and material dragged up from 1,800 miles below the Earth's surface.

Search committee announced for vice president for research

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 00:00

The position description and application process will be announced later this month and will be available at the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost website.

Being a good corporate citizen brings financial benefits to hospitality and tourism firms

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 00:00

Manisha Singal says her research shows that hospitality firms deliberately and strategically invest more in socially responsible activities than firms in other industries, and they benefit financially for doing so.

Devi Parikh awarded $1 million from Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to advance artificial intelligence

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 00:00

Assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Devi Parikh has received an Allen Distinguished Investigator Award to advance her research teaching machines how to interpret visual scenes. 

Virginia Tech researchers help set agenda on ‘Big Data’ challenges at Virginia Academy Summit

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:00

The Virginia Summit on Science, Engineering, and Medicine will focus on challenges of collecting, storing, and interpreting massive amounts of data. With the accelerating pace of data acquisition, the ability to harness this information continues to be tested by researchers across Virginia.

Glenn Moglen named director of Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Laboratory

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:00

Glenn Moglen succeeds Professor Emeritus Tom Grizzard who headed the laboratory throughout his 40-year career at Virginia Tech.

Gotta get that rhythm: Researchers find a relationship between sleep cycle, cancer incidence

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 00:00

Researchers reveal that a protein responsible for regulating the body's sleep cycle, or circadian rhythm, also protects the body from developing sporadic forms of cancers.

Pamplin researcher is developing online tools to help users adopt better privacy practices

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 00:00

The Privacy Helper mobile app, developed by France Belanger and Robert Crossler, teaches users about the features on their phones that can affect privacy.

Don't plant invasive species in quest for greener pastures, Virginia Tech researchers say

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 00:00

What some farmers grow as pasture plants others view as weeds. But with the need to cheaply feed food animals rising, circumstances are right for the weed invasion to escalate, says Jacob Barney, an assistant professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a Fralin Life Science Institute affiliate.