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Unusual new species of extinct reptile shows dinosaurs copied body, skull shapes of distant relatives

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 12:00
Iconic dinosaur shapes were present in animals for at least 100 million years before the dinosaurs themselves actually appeared, according to discoveries by a Virginia Tech scientist.

Fralin researcher finds gene that reduces female mosquitoes

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 00:00
Males are preferred because they do not bite. Female mosquitoes bite to get blood for egg production and are the prime carriers of the pathogens that cause malaria, Zika, and dengue fever.

Andrew MacKinlay appointed assistant professor of finance

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 00:00
MacKinlay’s research focuses on topics in empirical corporate finance, including corporate capital structure decisions and the effects of financial intermediation on corporate activity.

Researchers find fungus-fighting compound in drug discovery center library

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 00:00
The research team targeted the switch that allows the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus to survive in iron-deficient conditions like the human body.

New study of CRISPR-Cas9 technology shows potential to improve crop efficiency

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 00:00
The ability to alter several genes at once promises to advance researchers’ understanding of how genes interact to shape plant development and responses to environmental changes.

Enhancing national security by making intelligence software smarter

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 00:00
The Discovery Analytics Center and a Virginia-based defense company are working together on software that can predict and adapt to an intelligence analyst's needs.

Project Wing partners with Virginia Tech to test delivery by unmanned aircraft

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 12:05
The Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership and Project Wing are researching the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver food.

Virginia Tech partners with Nordic universities to host first international precision neuroscience conference

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 00:00
The conference, set for Oct. 5-7, will bring together neuroscientists, clinicians, and national health science leaders from the National Institutes of Health, and thought leaders from the pharmaceutical industry in the United States and Nordic nations, including Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.

Scientists find new system in tomato’s defense against bacterial speck disease

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 00:00
The team, consisting of researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute and Virginia Tech, identified a new receptor in tomato plants that triggers defenses against a bacterial attack.

Virginia Tech reveals $75 million plan to emphasize intelligent infrastructure

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 00:00
More than 80 faculty members from multiple colleges and institutes are involved in the initiative, as the university ties new assets into existing programs and research facilities.