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Bacterial infection models provide clues potentially useful for controlling gastric ailments

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 00:00

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 names College of Engineering's Nicole Abaid as one of 2014’s Brilliant 10

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 00:00

Popular Science magazine has named Nicole Abaid of Virginia Tech's Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics as one of its 2014 Brilliant 10. 

Innovation Center at VT, India takes center stage at board of visitors' research briefing

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 00:00

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 wins NSF CAREER Award to prepare next generation of nuclear emergency responders

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 00:00

Sonja Schmid will use National Science Foundation funding to develop a research, education, and outreach program for the next generation of nuclear emergency responders.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists reveal cell secret potentially useful for vaccines

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00

Researchers open a new page in the immune system's playbook, making a discovery that may one day make for more effective vaccines.

Greg Jenkins receives award for study on brainstorming meetings and fraud detection

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 00:00

The study can help auditors improve their decision-making processes related to fraud detection, as it identifies best practices from high-quality brainstorming meetings.

Allison Tegge wins National Institutes of Health fellowship to study liver's cellular processes

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 00:00

Allison Tegge is developing computer algorithms that will discover the code for inter-cellular signaling within the liver, which in turn, could lead to a similar understanding of other body organs.

The Internet was delivered to the masses; parallel computing is not far behind

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00

The groundwork for Wu Feng's big data research in a "cloud" began about a decade ago. Today, this work is being formalized and extended as part of an National Science Foundation/Microsoft Computing in the Cloud grant that seeks to commoditize biocomputing in the cloud.

Virginia Tech welcomes first class of students in new, innovative doctoral program

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

The new interdisciplinary program in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health will develop translational researchers who will transform fundamental biological discoveries into new approaches to prevent, diagnose, treat, and cure disease, as well as to provide the scientific basis for healthy lives.

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute researchers use new technique to shed light on inherited diseases

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

Researcher Hehuang Xie has found a way to trace patterns of a basic chemical process as it is passed through the generations in families. The finding could help reveal more about cancers and diseases.