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Researchers deploy experimental robotically fabricated structure at Design Boston Biennial

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00

In collaboration with MASS Design Group, Autodesk, and Rudabega, Virginia Tech’s Center for Design Research developed and constructed the MASS Lo-Fab Pavilion in Boston.

Clinical Science doctoral program earns new accreditation

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 00:00

The Department of Psychology's Clinical Science doctoral program has received accreditation from the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, a relatively new accrediting body.

Habitat prediction model created to protect piping plovers

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 00:00

Fisheries graduate student Katherina Gieder created a model to help land managers protect the threatened piping plover, a tiny shorebird, against habitat damage and predation by red foxes.

Virginia Tech Magazine explores the fight against cancer, remembers the late President Emeritus Paul Torgersen

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 00:00

The summer 2015 edition of Virginia Tech Magazine is available now in print and online.

Fralin Fellow investigates how environmental stress could promote tumor cell growth

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:00

Kimberly Soto-Alvarado has spent her summer depleting human cells of nutrients to determine the point at which a cell’s environment changes enough to trigger mutations.

Alan Brown to receive naval architecture/marine engineering society award

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:00

Alan J. Brown, a professor in the Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, earned the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers' William H. Webb Medal for his outstanding contributions to education in naval architecture, marine, and ocean engineering.

Wildlife provide clues to the spread of antibiotic resistance in Africa

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 00:00

Associate Professor Kathleen Alexander and postdoctoral associate Sarah Jobbins used a common intestinal bacteria to evaluate antibiotic resistance exposure among humans, domestic animals, and wildlife in northern Botswana.

New technology helps personalized medicine by enabling epigenomic analysis with a mere 100 cells

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00

A new technology, improving the efficiency of the studies in epigenomics, is the subject of a Nature Methods journal article by Chang Lu and Zhenning Cao of Virginia Tech and Kai Tan, Changya Chen and Bing He of the University of Iowa.

Researchers advance unmanned aircraft industry with test flights to detect mock pipeline hazards

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 00:00

Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership researchers with Virginia Tech helped test sensor technology designed to detect potentially disruptive activities along energy pipeline routes. 

Fralin Fellow examines diets of women and children in Madagascar

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 00:00

Student Keely O’Keefe interviewed mothers in Madagascar about diet diversity, which foods they view as healthy or unhealthy, food security, and access to markets, crops, and livestock. Then she weighed and measured each mother and one of her children.

Animals took first breaths after small oxygen blip in atmosphere, geoscientist discovers

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:00

A Virginia Tech geoscientist is part of an international team writing in the journal Nature about how early life coincided with changes in oxygen levels.

Virginia Cooperative Extension to showcase research and new technology at the Virginia Ag Expo

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 00:00

The Virginia Ag Expo is Aug. 6 in Locust Grove, Virginia. More than 150 exhibitors and sponsors will be showcasing the latest equipment, technology, goods, and services.

Virginia Tech Distinguished Professor elected Honorary Fellow of the Geological Society of India

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 00:00

Robert J. Bodnar was elected as an Honorary Fellow for his contributions in the field of fluid inclusion studies in Earth and planetary sciences.

Cancer biologists find a key that may unlock how tumors form and progress

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:00

An international team of scientists, led by a Virginia Tech researcher, determined that the number of chromosomes in a cell may be a key to understanding how cancer forms and progresses.

Virginia Tech rises 15 places among world's top 1,000 universities

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:00

According to the Center for World University Rankings, Virginia Tech rose to No. 256 in the world among more than 25,000 degree-granting institutions.

Photos: New Dairy Science Complex

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 14:19
   

Virginia Tech celebrated the grand opening of its new Dairy Science Complex – Kentland Farm.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, President Timothy D. Sands observe unmanned aircraft transport medications at research flights

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 00:00

Researchers were investigating the potential of unmanned aircraft for the delivery of pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies in rural areas, where transportation challenges often get in the way of health care.

Virginia Tech scientist develops model for robots with bacterial brains

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:00

Forget the Vulcan mind-meld of the Star Trek generation — as far as mind control techniques go, bacteria is the next frontier.

Drone flights add international research element to health outreach

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 00:00

Virginia Tech has received authorization for research flights of unmanned aircraft that will deliver medications to a health fair on Friday. 

Life science researchers develop point system to help people drink their way to better health

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 00:00

The biggest differences between low and high scores came from individuals not consuming enough water, consuming too many calories from beverages, and not consuming enough fluid overall. 

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