Rising one slot to No. 40 in university research expenditures in the United States, Virginia Tech is the only Virginia institution in the top 50 of National Science Foundation rankings and remains among the top 25 public research universities.
These research findings may help clinicians pinpoint how best to treat such infections that can lead to cancers and ulcers.
Clamor over more intense hurricane activity driven by climate change may be overshadowing a more unrelenting threat to the coastline -- sea-level rise -- according to a coastal engineering writing today in the journal Nature.
The impact of the work widens the scientist's understanding of the dynamics of flexible objects and of pattern formation in rotating systems, according to James Hanna.
Virginia Tech researchers are leading an aviation partnership supported by Virginia, New Jersey, and Maryland to responsibly bring the benefits of the new technology to the nation.
Sallie A. Keller will head the new laboratory which will bring world class statistical and data science capability to a Virginia Bioinformatics Institute initiative in "information biology," the broad-based study of massively interacting systems ranging from molecular to social phenomena.
John Jelesko was recognized for his contributions to the field of plant specialized metabolism, particularly in how master regulatory loci and alkaloid-specific transport processes regulate alkaloid accumulation levels.
As a teacher and a researcher, T.M. Murali seeks to build a synthesis between the fields of computer science, tissue engineering, and systems biology.
At its quarterly meeting earlier this week, Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors approved a resolution to create a Faculty of Health Sciences. The new organizational framework is intended to serve as a catalyst for health sciences research and education collaborations across Virginia Tech's colleges and research institutes and with partner institutions.
Virginia Tech's microsite ThisIsTheFuture.com was re-launched this month to highlight how university partners develop highly creative and applied research with commercial advantages.
When dieters lose weight, they lose muscle and fat. But when they put pounds back on, they generally regain -- mostly fat. Efforts to reduce the nation's swelling obesity problems were at the forefront of Sunday's research presentation to the Board of Visitors.
A workshop in Ethiopia later this month will gather scientists and others to fight an invasive pest that threatens tomato crops across the world. Tuta absoluta has the potential to destroy vast tracts of tomato, the world's most important horticultural crop.
Marc Junkunc is well versed in both the theory and practice of entrepreneurship: He specializes in research and teaching in entrepreneurship and has been involved for many years in various businesses as a founder and CEO, team member, investor, advisor, and board director.
For more than 30 years, Virginia Tech researchers working at the Powell River Project have broken new scientific ground on how to restore lands disturbed by coal mining.
How can a reader discern the good from the bad or the key words found in a long diatribe or a perfume-laden endorsement?
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have discovered how retinal neurons stake out premium brain property, a finding that could inform new treatments to repair the injured brain or spinal cord after injury or disease.
Sheryl Ball, associate professor of economics in the College of Science, will delve into neuroscience and Toni Calasanti, professor of sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, will expand her research in couples' care-giving.
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute researchers have partnered with the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology to produce a new game for middle school students called Disease Science Investigators: DC. This game helps students learn about epidemiology, but is also useful for policy makers.
Computer Science Professor Wu Feng is leader of a research team that has now created a new generation of efficient data management and analysis software for large-scale, data-intensive scientific applications in the cloud.