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Virginia Bioinformatics Institute-developed synthetic biology tool transitions to private sector

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 00:00

GenoCAD, a computer-assisted design environment for synthetic biology developed at Virginia Tech, has transitioned to GenoFAB LLC to engage new users and create new opportunities for innovation.

Unmanned aircraft system test site to host public meeting to discuss progress

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 00:00

The first in a series of public meetings hosted by Federal Aviation Administration test sites for unmanned aircraft will provide an opportunity for public questions and an overview of current activities. 

Introducing the single-cell maze runner

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:00

The findings of a Virginia Tech biomedical and engineering mechanics associate professor and his students on somersaulting single-cell organisms could impact the study of how the containment affects the behavior of organisms used in a wide variety of engineering and scientific applications.

T. Daniel Crawford named 2015 American Chemical Society Fellow

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:00

ACS Fellows are nominated by peers in the field and selected based on outstanding achievements in and contributions to the science/profession.

Researchers discover link between insulin response and energy producer in pre-diabetic people

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:00

Researchers made the connection by analyzing blood samples taken from 40 participants enrolled in the diaBEAT-it program, a long-term study run by multiple researchers in the Fralin Translational Obesity Research Center.

Mark Blanks named associate director of the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 00:00

The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech, which coordinates research into unmanned aircraft systems, has named Mark Blanks as its associate director. 

2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition honors Romesh Batra

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 00:00

He has led teams in the improved design of different types of armors such as bulletproof vests, tank walls, and shields to protect vehicles against an improvised explosive device generated blast.

Drug discovery researcher receives NSF support to examine enzymes that may improve human health

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 00:00

Pablo Sobrado and his research team study will receive nearly a half million dollars from the National Science Foundation to investigate enzymes that catalyze unique chemical reactions that are essential for microbial survival, but absent in humans.

Innovation Lab's work cuts crop losses, helps feed world's population, researchers say

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:00

Adopting integrated pest management practices could reduce food-crop losses by 50 percent, a big factor in feeding the world's billions, according to a journal article by Virginia Tech researchers.