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Nobel Laureate Eric Betzig to deliver lecture on campus

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 09:00
Betzig, along with Stefan Hell and William Moerner, won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2014 for super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, which allows scientists to take images of cells with unprecedented detail.

Michael Friedlander to speak on and be honored for integrating science and medicine

Thu, 03/31/2016 - 10:00
The vice president of health sciences and technology at Virginia Tech will speak at the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine's annual meeting.

Researchers closer to understanding how certain cancers resist treatment

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 10:00
The team found that when certain cancer cells have abnormal amounts of chromosomes – a condition known as aneuploidy – they grow and adapt in conditions that are characteristic of a tumor’s environment.

Fralin researchers use new technology to sequence mosquito sex chromosome

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 00:00
The new information about the Y chromosome will facilitate efforts to reduce female mosquitoes or create sterile males — strategies of interest to research teams across the world.

Thermo Fisher Scientific gift will allow researchers to explore how genetic expression co-evolves with environment

Sun, 03/27/2016 - 10:00
Thermo Fisher Scientific is providing the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech with equipment and funds to advance DNA sequencing research.

David Popham inducted as American Academy of Microbiology Fellow

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 10:00
David Popham’s research focuses on structure, synthesis, and hydrolysis of the mesh-like wall components of bacterial vegetative cells and endospores.

Endowed professorships named for Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scholars

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 08:00
Warren Bickel is the first Virginia Tech Carilion Behavioral Science Research Professor, and P. Read Montague is the first Virginia Tech Carilion Vernon Mountcastle Research Professor. 

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves School of Neuroscience for fall 2016

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 00:00
The new school will be housed in the College of Science and headed by neuroscientist Harald Sontheimer.

Truckers with sleep apnea who do not follow treatment have greater crash risk

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 00:00
The study represents the first large-scale database available to determine how screening, diagnosing, and monitoring obstructive sleep apnea among truck drivers can affect their crash risk.

Researchers help world’s newest atom-smasher achieve ‘first turns’

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 11:00
The Belle 2 particle detector, built in part at Virginia Tech, will help give physicists access to a record rate of particle collisions and a unique chance to discover the mysteries of the universe’s origins.

Cardiovascular expert to speak on history of pacemakers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 00:00
Michael Rosen will speak about how electronic pacing has expanded beyond the heart, as well as possible biological alternatives to the traditional electronic approach.

Michael Friedlander named Virginia Tech’s inaugural vice president for health sciences and technology

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 15:40
In the new position, Friedlander will lead a dynamic network that connects and enhances health science-related work across the university.

Virginia Tech team investigates vascular health and traumatic brain injury with $1.7 million grant

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 00:00
Virginia Tech researchers are studying the role of cerebrovascular health in the onset of traumatic brain injury with the hopes of identifying new targets for safe and effective drug therapies.

Virginia Tech researchers collaborate to bring health care into sync with our internal clocks

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 10:00
Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech researchers are part of a collaborative effort to improve quality of life for patients by building the latest circadian rhythm research into the standard medical school curriculum.

Scientists use 'insect perfumes' to lure stink bugs to expendable crops

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 00:00
In Virginia, crops like sweet corn, wine, grapes, and apples have been under attack by the invasive brown marmorated stink bug since 2004 and cabbage has been affected by its similarly stinky cousin, the harlequin bug.

With rare earth minerals in short supply, researchers seek ways to extract them from coal

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 12:00
The pilot effort is important because rare earth materials, used to create powerful permanent magnets in products as common as computer hard drives to electric motors, are in increasingly short supply.

Virginia Tech students, Flint citizens work together to build community

Sun, 03/13/2016 - 01:00
Watch a video, view a photo gallery and read about how the team of students, researchers, and citizens spent hours each day making phone calls and visiting homes.

Award-winning app reveals where resources are most needed in weather emergencies

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 01:00
Taking first prize in the national Climate Change and Environmental Exposures Challenge, a Virginia Tech-developed app could help policy-makers prep for severe weather events by identifying at-risk populations.

Chemistry team develops gel electrolyte that shows promise for safer, higher-density batteries

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 01:00
College of Science researchers have developed a prototype polymer-ion gel that could solve two of the battery industry’s most difficult problems: risk of fire and limited charge storage capacity.

Veterinary college study and pioneering database tackle most common heart disease in dogs

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 01:00
Veterinary researchers are testing whether a noninvasive type of ultrasound can assess a common complication of mitral valve disease in dogs and creating a first-of-its-kind database to serve as a reference library about patients with the disease.