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Virginia Tech geoscientists size-up early dinosaurs, find surprising variation

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 00:00
The study focused on the skeletal changes that occurred during growth in the small carnivorous dinosaur Coelophysis.

Toy-safety research started with initiative to protect soldiers from eye injuries

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 00:00
Stefan Duma's lab at Virginia Tech helps companies engineer safer toys, using equipment and techniques that started as tools for military research.

Flint water continues to improve, but bottled water or filters still recommended

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 06:00
Lead-in-water and bacteria levels in the Flint, Michigan, water supply continue to decrease following state and federal interventions over the past year.

Fralin Life Science Institute honors benefactors at 20-year anniversary celebration

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 00:00
Attendees learned about the institute’s signature research areas: the Vector-borne Disease Research Group, Global Change Center, and the planned Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors.

Protective molecule sidelined in models of Lou Gehrig’s disease

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 00:00
Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have identified a naturally occurring molecule that has the potential for preserving sites of communication between nerves and muscles in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and over the course of aging.

Ancient enzyme provides insights into modern-day metabolism, Virginia Tech researchers find

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 00:00
The research has broad implications for human health, agriculture, energy production, and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.

Virginia Tech awarded grant to study behavioral adaptation during disruptive events affecting power and transportation

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 00:00
A team led by Associate Professor Pamela Murray-Tuite will look at the way people learn about transportation disruptions and how it influences their responses and preferred tradeoffs.

Virginia Tech solidifies collaborative research agreement with Lockheed Martin

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 00:00
The agreement provides a framework for all future research projects, with an immediate focus in microelectronics, power electronics, cybersecurity, and autonomy.

New data center will add high-performance computing capabilities on campus

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 00:00
The Biocomplexity Institute has broken ground on a new data center that will double the capacity of its hybrid-core computer cluster.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists: microcephaly secrets are hidden in genome

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 00:00
As the leader of perhaps the only research team in the world that is exploring the role of CASK — a mysterious gene in neurological disorders — Konark Mukherjee, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, said families are desperate for answers.

Business analytics center to help U.S. agencies improve data access, sharing, and analysis

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 00:00
The Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics is partnering with Berico Technologies, Amazon Web Services, and others to help federal agencies find more-efficient and effective ways to share, analyze, interpret, and understand data.

Discovery could take the guesswork out of when meds will work best

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 00:00
A recent discovery by a team of Virginia Tech researchers led by Carla Finkielstein could dramatically improve quality of life for cancer patients, allowing chemotherapeutics to be delivered in timed doses that ensure maximum benefits and minimal negative side effects.

Virginia Tech convenes panel of experts on Capitol Hill to consider: '15 Years After 9/11: Are We Safer?'

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 00:00
Former congressman and School of Public and International Affairs Professor of Practice Jim Moran will moderate the event. It is open to the public. RSVP by Nov. 11.

Unmanned-aircraft training program raises the bar for safety in aerial journalism

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 00:00
The Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership is training journalists from the country's largest news organizations to use unmanned aircraft safely and effectively.

Researchers will present results of summer projects at symposium Nov. 16

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 23:00
The Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience funded six projects over the summer that all focused on resilience. Now, the researchers will report their results at the forum’s Summer Research Symposium.

John Pastor named communications director for the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 23:00
Pastor will work with Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute faculty members and provide strategic direction for a communications program that will enhance the public’s understanding of the institute’s scientific and medical discoveries, its contributions to bridging the biomedical and health sciences with technology, and its contributions to economic development in the state.

Michael J. Friedlander to discuss doctoral training initiatives at Society for Neuroscience conference

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 23:00
With more than 30,000 attendees from more than 80 countries, the conference is the world's largest source of emerging ideas and tools on brain science and health.

Honeywell supports research and learning at Virginia Tech

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 23:00
Two turbofan aircraft engines commonly found on the Learjet 31, Cessna Citation III, and the Dassault Falcon 900 and worth approximately $1.5 million have been provided by Honeywell International, allowing students and faculty to pursue exclusive research and hands-on learning.

Virginia Tech’s Marc Edwards and hero-mom Lee-Anne Walters named American Ingenuity Award winners by Smithsonian magazine

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 11:00
Smithsonian magazine presents the prizes annually in nine categories. The awards will be presented at a ceremony Dec. 8.

Virginia Tech to dedicate Steger Hall on Nov. 11

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 23:00
The facility that comprises the Biocomplexity Institute, one of Virginia Tech's seven large centralized research institutes, will be renamed Steger Hall at a Nov. 11 ceremony beginning at 3 p.m.