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Allison Moser, one of six Virginia Tech students serving as a fellow this summer, is researching cottontail rabbits in the North Carolina highlands.
A summit will take place on July 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and feature experts and those directly affected by addiction and substance abuse.
Unmanned aircraft researchers with Virginia Tech explore air traffic issues in power line inspections
Officials with the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, Dominion Virginia Power, and HAZON Solutions conducted drone research flights last week to determine the need for air- or ground-based visual observers during power line inspections.
Farmers often use fertilizers to help plants grow. Finding a way to make naturally occurring symbiotic relationships more efficient could be an alternative. This summer Fellow Chelsea Cereghino is examining rhizobia bacteria’s relationship with two legumes.
Researchers focused on nondemographic factors that might help explain the differences in breastfeeding among black, white, and Hispanic mothers in the United States. They found a surprising discrepancy in the mothers’ initial decision to breastfeed — black mothers were nine times more likely to be given formula for their babies than white mothers in the hospital.
Stress in moms with children who have autism spectrum disorder is a common problem, but there are few organized resources available to help.
The Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment funds the summer grant program. This year's recipients will study everything from emotion socialization in Appalachia to food security and sovereignty in Guatemala.
The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology’s Zach Duer helps faculty and students create augmented and virtual reality environments in the Cube at the Moss Arts Center.
Dennis Dean joins international research team devoted to creating self-fertilizing plants, curbing world hunger
About 795 million people — 1 in 9 people on Earth — do not have enough food for a healthy lifestyle, with the majority of those living in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, according to the World Food Programme.
John Jelesko, David Haak, and Lynn Resler are mapping and surveying the growth patterns of poison ivy.
A team from the university developed a way to make versatile alcohols from yeast, a discovery that could mean creating products, such as detergents and makeups, historically made with petroleum, without fossil fuels. Their findings were recently published in Scientific Reports.
No need to hit the movie theater or download the app: Angry Birds can be found right in your backyard this summer — if you live in the suburbs, that is. Virginia Tech researchers found in Southwest Virginia that birds living in suburban areas show significantly higher levels of territorial aggression than their country counterparts.
The team's research, along with the feedback collected from students, employees, and community members, will be used by a university Drillfeld Paths Committee to develop a recommendation for a permanent solution.
Veterinarians at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech and the VCA Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, Maryland, are hoping their clinical research will address gaps in treatment for cats with hyperthyroidism.
Mini Dairy at Virginia Tech from Israel-based TESSA industries will boost boutique fermentation industry
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, on a trade trip to Israel this week to promote the state’s many assets and resources, announced the agreement between Virginia Tech and TESSA.
The first phase of the Virginia Tech/Arlington County Community Learning project developed a sustainable data framework that encapsulates a general approach for re-purposing data, from discovery to analysis to inference.
Brain injury expert begins role as interim director of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science
Duma, who is internationally recognized for his pioneering work in injury biomechanics and traumatic brain injury, will serve as interim director for two years.
Mark Blanks succeeds Rose Mooney, who has served as the executive director since April 2014. Mooney will remain with the organization as a senior advisor.
Kits for this latest round of tests will be assembled on July 5 in Durham Hall on Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus.