Researchers in the College of Natural Resources and Environment found that in some environments, eastern hemlock trees infested with the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid can continue to grow, despite the odds against them.
Amy Pruden will use the award grant "to help the water industry achieve an innovative and practical approach to achieving water sustainability while also addressing consumers' concerns about the real and growing problem of antibiotic resistance."
Virginia Tech is participating in a new, landmark $30 million national effort sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the U.S. Department of Defense to combat concussions among college athletes and active service military personnel.
Shengfeng Cheng, assistant professor physics, has developed a high-performance computing system to design molecules at the atomistic scale and create new materials with highly sought after properties.
When the largest dinosaurs were the size of dogs, the top aquatic and terrestrial carnivores didn't often interact -- or so it was thought.
A statistical report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention aligns with a previously released estimate by a national group of scientists, including simulation scientists with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute.
A team of researchers from computer science and statistics has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation that aims to make Big-Data analytics usable for nonspecialists.
Civil and environmental engineer Nina Stark is part of a team conducting surveys and extracting samples that could predict the development of the Arctic in the future.
Virginia Tech geobiologist Shuhai Xiao, with collaborators from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, published a discovery in the journal Nature that sheds new light on multicellular fossils from a time 60 million years before a vast growth spurt of life known as the Cambrian Explosion occurred on Earth.
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.