Scientists identified a possible way to keep the parasite that transmits sleeping sickness from reproducing, reducing the health dangers to its human hosts.
Virginia Tech's College of Engineering has climbed to its highest ranking in the National Science Foundation's report on engineering schools' research expenditures with $214.48 million in research expenditures, representing 43 percent of the total for the university.
A new study in mice by researchers at Virginia Tech and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine has shown that having too many food choices increases the obesity problem.
The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Heart School 2015 events scheduled the week of Feb. 16 were postponed because of winter weather.
The National Cancer Institute awarded Scott Verbridge, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics, a $386,149 research grant to move a glioblastoma treatment a step closer to being used on humans.
Civil Engineering's Matthew Eatherton will be using a $500,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award to research how steel plates with geometric patterns – or voids – cut into them can better withstand extreme loads.
There's an information session today at 5 p.m. in 190 Goodwin Hall on campus in Blacksburg. This year’s competition will expand beyond Virginia Tech and include participants from the U.S. Air Force Academy.
The center's aim is to confront large-scale environmental problems such as habitat loss, invasive species, pollution, disease, and climate change with interdisciplinary, innovative team science.
Tarazaga, an expert in the field of smart materials, received the 2015 Air Force Young Investigator Award. He is one of only 57 scientists and engineers in the U.S. to receive this honor.
The study, conducted by the Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech for Housing Virginia, found the potential for additional savings through education and incentives.
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is heading a new $4 million study of restart breaks of commercial truck drivers’ safety performance and fatigue levels for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Meteorologists from The Weather Channel broadcast segments on the unique re-creation of the Moore, Oklahoma, tornado in the Cube at the Moss Arts Center, a joint project between the Department of Geography and the Institute of Creativity, Arts, and Technology.
A team of oncology and genetic researchers from Georgetown University and engineers and bioinformatics specialists from Virginia Tech collaborated in an effort designed to study the living cell as an information processing system.
Learn, in this two-minute video, how an earthquake researcher in Chile is employing seed money from Virginia Tech as well as expertise from the university's own earthquake researchers.
Lissett Bickford, who now directs a lab at the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, worked on the study during her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Leaders with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech have sketched out a plan that involves user-training and test flights to conduct research that may one day help reporters use unmanned aircraft to gather news.
Virginia Tech is the only Virginia institution in the top 50 of the National Science Foundation rankings. Virginia Tech is among the top 25 public research universities and continues to rank in the top 5 percent of universities in the nation.
Warren Bickel has dedicated his professional life to carrying out research on how and why people make the choices that lead from addiction to recovery.
Microsoft is debuting this week a new television commercial featuring Wu Feng, a professor with the Virginia Tech College of Engineering.