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Benjamin Jantzen wins National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00

Virginia Tech Assistant Professor Benjamin C. Jantzen will study how to enable machines to carry out scientific research on their own.

William H. Tranter honored with emeritus status

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:00

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1997, Tranter is credited as a pioneer in the field of communications and simulation.

Virginia Tech scientist partners with Ecuadorian researchers to study nose of rare ‘Pinocchio Lizard’

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 00:00

Scientists re-discovered the lizard in 2005 living elusively at the tops of tall trees in the cloud forests of Ecuador — the only place in the world that it is known to exist.

Five days of eating fatty foods can alter how your body’s muscle processes food, researchers find

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 00:00

A recent Virginia Tech study found that eating fatty foods for even a small amount of time can have adverse health affects.

Scientists visualize potential brain cancer treatments in real time

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:00

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have developed new imaging techniques to watch dangerous brain tumor cells respond to treatment in real time.

Sarah McDonald honored with 2015 Zoetis Award for Research Excellence

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00

Sarah McDonald studies the evolutionary dynamics and pathogenesis of rotavirus, which is responsible for the deaths of as many as half a million infants and young children globally each year.

Ranga Pitchumani named George R. Goodson Jr. Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:00

Established in 1988, the professorship is presented to faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering to recognize teaching and research excellence. 

Shashank Priya joins the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 00:00

Priya is the first faculty director for materials and sustainable energy at the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science.

Discovery in alternative energy production may be breakthrough for hydrogen-fueled vehicles

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00

A team of Virginia Tech researchers discovered a way to create hydrogen fuel using corn stover – the stalks, cobs, and husks – to greatly reduce the time and money it takes to produce the zero-emissions fuel. 

New bioinspiration center brings together researchers from across campus

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 00:00

A new interdisciplinary research center brings biologists and engineers together to tackle technological challenges.

Three finalists for vice president for research and innovation selected for campus interviews

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:00

University and community members are invited to attend each candidate’s open forum presentation on "Research and Innovation at Virginia Tech: Vision and Strategies for the Future."

Elizabeth Tranter named associate vice president for research planning

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:00

Elizabeth Tranter will be responsible for research strategic planning, analysis, benchmarking, and assessment of research initiatives, and leadership of special initiatives in support of the research strategic plan and institutional long-range plan.

Don't let complex language keep you from drinking tap water, Virginia Tech researchers say

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:00

Water providers may make their products easier to swallow if water quality reports contained short words and sentences, and broke information into bite-sized bullet points, charts, graphs, and visual representations.

Medical student research featured at second annual symposium

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 00:00

Members of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's soon-to-graduate class presented research projects they have been pursuing for nearly four years.

Annual research symposium slated for April 9 at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 00:00

Computational biologist Michael Waterman from the University of Southern California-Dornsife will deliver the keynote address. 

Geologist leads international research to solve perplexing mystery of continental evolution

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:00

Researchers revealed information about how continents were generated on Earth more than 2.5 billion years ago and how those processes have continued within the last 70 million years to profoundly affect the planet's life and climate.

Pioneering social gerontologist Karen Roberto named University Distinguished Professor

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 00:00

The professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and director of both the Center for Gerontology and the Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment was praised for research "that transforms a discipline."