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NIH’s alcohol addiction research programs leader will speak at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 00:00
George Koob, the director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, will discuss the neurocircuitry of alcohol addiction at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

Virginia Tech launching business engagement center

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 14:00
Virginia Tech is creating a business engagement center as part of a major push to expand its partnerships with leading companies.

Alumni help needed for research study on workplace email

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 00:00
Bill Becker, associate professor of management, is working on a follow-up study to his recent research project, which found that employer expectations that emails will be monitored and responded to during nonwork hours are the main reason employees are unable to disconnect from the workplace.

Virginia Tech team works in Louisiana testing water

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 00:00
Virginia Tech researchers are working to develop low-cost, practical remediation and communication strategies that will set protocols in place to ensure clean drinking water is available after natural disasters, such as “The Great 2016 Louisiana Flood.”

Massive southeastern pine research project earns national partnership award

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 00:00
The Pine Integrated Network: Education, Mitigation, and Adaptation project includes 11 land-grant universities and a host of other research cooperatives.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientist awarded $2.1 million to fight heart disease

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 00:00
Steven Poelzing, an associate professor at the institute, will lead a research team to investigate how the microscopic spaces surrounding heart cells affect connections called gap junctions, which allow electrical impulses and small molecules to pass between cells.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists: Witnessing fear can physically change the brain

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 00:00
Scientists have discovered that observing fear in others may change how information flows in the brain. The finding in a rodent model may have bearing on people who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder.

Assessing injury risk from unmanned aircraft will pave the way for new applications

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 08:00
Virginia Tech researchers are studying the injury risk from small unmanned aircraft, which will help guide new regulations and ultimately make aircraft safer.

Laura Sands named editor-in-chief of new journal on innovation in aging

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 00:00
The peer-reviewed, online-only journal is the newest publication of the Gerontological Society of America, the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging.

Scientists zero in on biological diversity in ‘poor man’s rainforest’

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 00:00
The soil beneath our feet is not as biologically diverse as scientists previously thought, according to a research team that includes a Virginia Tech soil microbial ecologist.

Twin Virginia Tech doctoral grads work together to engineer a better soybean

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 00:00
Kevin Fedkenheuer can’t imagine life — or science — without his twin brother, Mike. The Fedkenheuer siblings graduated last month with doctoral degrees in plant pathology, physiology, and weed science from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

For graduate student, satellite research turns math into something tangible

Mon, 01/02/2017 - 00:00
Katie Mott, who won a fellowship from the ICTAS Doctoral Scholars Program, is studying how satellites small enough to fit on a desk can be used for everything from communications to studying space weather.

Virginia Tech among first universities to have sponsored academic research agreement with Facebook

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 14:02
The agreement streamlines the process for joint technology projects between the commonwealth’s most comprehensive research university and one of the world’s leading technology companies.

Drug discovery researchers attempt to control regulatory enzyme to prevent and treat disease

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 00:00
A Virginia Tech chemist is investigating how inhibiting an enzyme could be used as therapy for a multitude of diseases, including cancer, chronic kidney disease, sickle cell disease, and parasite infections.

Computer model for child pedestrians will help automakers design safer cars

Mon, 12/19/2016 - 00:00
By mapping the consequences of an impact between a car and a pedestrian, computational models can help engineers test potential safety features for cars that can protect people both outside and inside the vehicle.

New Information Systems Lab leadership poises Hume Center to educate next generation of experts in national security technology

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 00:00
Joseph Mitola and Kevin Heaslip bring experience critical to continuing Hume's mission of educating the next generation of leaders in national security technologies through experiential learning and innovative research.

Virginia Tech leads partnership to conduct research on ‘cyberbiosecurity’ for the Department of Defense

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 00:00
Randall Murch, research leader for Biosecurity and Forensics, Virginia Tech National Capital Region Research Development Team, is principal investigator. for the project, which will tackle the security of 'life science big data' in a defined construct for the first time.

Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edwards among Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2016

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 00:00
Edwards, an expert on water treatment and corrosion, was honored in the magazine’s Advocates category for his work on the Flint, Michigan, water supply.

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and partners named a national safety center by U.S. Department of Transportation

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 17:00
The designation includes an award of nearly $28 million across five years to study how best to maximize the safety benefits of automated- and connected-vehicle technologies.

Class of 2016: Traffic research green lights career opportunities for Fawaz Almutairi

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 00:00
From Kuwait, Almutairi came to the United States in 2009 to study English at Old Dominion University and, later, civil engineering at Northern Arizona University. He was soon determined to attend Virginia Tech.