Clinical trials at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine involve a wide range of new treatments, including the use of gold nanoparticles and a targeted laser therapy to treat solid tumors in dogs and cats. In January, the college established the Veterinary Clinical Research Office to help facilitate this work.
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute researchers are in the early stages of a novel idea to move traffic signs from the side of the road into the car itself, where a dashboard screen will automatically alert the driver of what actions to take, if any.
An international community of researchers led by Jean Peccoud, a professor with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, has developed a common language for synthetic biology. Having such standards will move the field closer to the goal of manufacturing synthetic DNA, important for building biological structures to perform tasks.
Two undergraduate students participating in Fralin Life Science Institute's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program study how aging and age-related neurological diseases, such as Lou Gehrig's disease, affect motor functioning.
The Fralin Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships offers one student the chance to work with advanced technology such as the mass spectrometer and learn how to apply it in a research setting.
Kathryn Fiedler, a recent graduate of Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is one of three individuals from the university who received a Fulbright U.S. student grant.
As the nation’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay is a living laboratory to study the effects of weather and pollution on delicate ecosystems.
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has captured two federal contracts worth $55 million to study safety efforts for commercial truck drivers and break new ground in the burgeoning field of automated vehicles.
Undergraduate researcher Hayley Billingsley collected a stream of baseline data from her respondents, including height, weight, body mass index, demographics, and wellness information.
The Virginia Tech--Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences will preview its ground-breaking research of testing helmets to reduce concussions in a sport other than football.
Rebekah Less, first-year Ph.D. student in the School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, was awarded a SMART Fellowship from the Department of Defense based on the novel research she is conducting in the Computational Tissue Engineering Graduate Education Program, integrating liver and gastrointestinal tissues.
Researcher Pawel Michalak has discovered an allele on the beta-thymosin gene that makes it possible for the alewife to live solely in the freshwater Great Lakes.
Virginia Tech in May hosted the 2014 Additive Manufacturing Grand Challenge, a university-wide extracurricular competition that challenged students to design and fabricate fully 3-D printed air and ground vehicles.
Virginia Tech has been labeled an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University in recognition of the role it plays in strengthening local, regional, and statewide economies.
The discovery adds to current understanding of biodiversity and the ability of a species to adapt to rapidly changing climates.
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and Caltech found that, when they simulated market conditions for groups of investors, economic bubbles invariably formed. Even more remarkably, the researchers discovered a correlation between specific brain activity patterns and sensitivity to those bubbles.
A team of Virginia Tech researchers have found new breast cancer markers that could be more reliable and yield better results for cancer patients.
Incarceration rates in the U.S. are rising. Using the same methods used to study disease epidemics, researchers with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute and the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention demonstrate that more severe sentencing can lead to higher levels of criminal activity.