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Biocomplexity Institute researchers take Celldance film festival by storm

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 00:00
Daniela Cimini and her laboratory are one of three finalists chosen by the American Society of Cell Biology to showcase their research in a dramatic video at the film festival.

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.