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'Brainbow' tagging research reveals surprising data about visual connections in brain

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 00:00

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists examine evidence – gathered from visual circuits – that disputes a widely accepted belief about brain development.

Bioprinting research pioneer Wei Sun to serve as visiting scholar with series of lectures

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 00:00

The Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute and the Fralin Life Science Institute at Virginia Tech next week will welcome Wei Sun, a pioneer in bioprinting, as a visiting scholar.

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute scientists reveal cellular clockwork that underlies inflammation

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 00:00

Researchers have uncovered key cellular functions that help regulate inflammation — a finding the could illuminate major health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer.

Professors seek to find ways to reduce time spent studying for doctoral degrees

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 00:00

The National Science Foundation awarded $1.28 million to Virginia Tech engineering education faculty members Stephanie Adams and Holly Matusovich to offer a Dissertation Institute to evaluate issues that could lead to shortening a student's time to earn a doctoral degree.

Science historian Naomi Oreskes to visit Virginia Tech and Lyric Theatre Sept. 2

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 00:00

The science historian will give a 4 p.m. distinguished lecture entitled "Should We Trust Science? Perspectives from the History and Philosophy of Science" at the Lyric Theatre, followed by a question and answer period and book signing.

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute-developed synthetic biology tool transitions to private sector

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 00:00

GenoCAD, a computer-assisted design environment for synthetic biology developed at Virginia Tech, has transitioned to GenoFAB LLC to engage new users and create new opportunities for innovation.

Unmanned aircraft system test site to host public meeting to discuss progress

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 00:00

The first in a series of public meetings hosted by Federal Aviation Administration test sites for unmanned aircraft will provide an opportunity for public questions and an overview of current activities. 

Introducing the single-cell maze runner

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:00

The findings of a Virginia Tech biomedical and engineering mechanics associate professor and his students on somersaulting single-cell organisms could impact the study of how the containment affects the behavior of organisms used in a wide variety of engineering and scientific applications.

T. Daniel Crawford named 2015 American Chemical Society Fellow

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 00:00

ACS Fellows are nominated by peers in the field and selected based on outstanding achievements in and contributions to the science/profession.

Researchers discover link between insulin response and energy producer in pre-diabetic people

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 00:00

Researchers made the connection by analyzing blood samples taken from 40 participants enrolled in the diaBEAT-it program, a long-term study run by multiple researchers in the Fralin Translational Obesity Research Center.