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Greg Jenkins receives award for study on brainstorming meetings and fraud detection

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 00:00

The study can help auditors improve their decision-making processes related to fraud detection, as it identifies best practices from high-quality brainstorming meetings.

Allison Tegge wins National Institutes of Health fellowship to study liver's cellular processes

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 00:00

Allison Tegge is developing computer algorithms that will discover the code for inter-cellular signaling within the liver, which in turn, could lead to a similar understanding of other body organs.

The Internet was delivered to the masses; parallel computing is not far behind

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00

The groundwork for Wu Feng's big data research in a "cloud" began about a decade ago. Today, this work is being formalized and extended as part of an National Science Foundation/Microsoft Computing in the Cloud grant that seeks to commoditize biocomputing in the cloud.

Virginia Tech welcomes first class of students in new, innovative doctoral program

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

The new interdisciplinary program in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health will develop translational researchers who will transform fundamental biological discoveries into new approaches to prevent, diagnose, treat, and cure disease, as well as to provide the scientific basis for healthy lives.

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute researchers use new technique to shed light on inherited diseases

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

Researcher Hehuang Xie has found a way to trace patterns of a basic chemical process as it is passed through the generations in families. The finding could help reveal more about cancers and diseases.

Alexander Leonessa's disabilities research garners an NSF directorate position

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 00:00

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Alexander Leonessa will join the National Science Foundation as a program director.

Natural resources 'roadmap' to guide research, education, policy decisions

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00

The new publication calls for an integrated approach to natural resources education, research, and management across funding agencies and academic disciplines.

Small rewards might lead to big results in alcohol abstinence

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientist earns grant to test feasibility of remote alcohol testing.