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Charles Clancy testifies at congressional hearing; says workforce development and partnerships key to securing wireless technology

An internationally recognized expert in wireless technology, the Virginia Tech professor and director of the Hume Center was one of four witnesses called to examine a variety of cybersecurity issues and challenges that face the mobile industry, as well as potential solutions.
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Undergraduates will spend summer learning what it means to be biomedical research scientists in and out of the lab

SURF students in both programs will complete independent research projects, with guidance provided by VTCRI faculty mentors, to be presented at the Virginia Tech Undergraduate Research Symposia on July 27.
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Virginia Tech, Project Wing, and partners team up with NASA on unmanned traffic management

Tests coordinated by the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership help lay the groundwork for a future when large numbers of unmanned aircraft share airspace safely and efficiently.
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Virginia Tech Helmet Lab announces first four-star rating for new hockey helmet

The Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings have already changed the football helmet industry. Now they're making hockey safer, too; a newly released Bauer helmet is the most effective yet at preventing concussion.
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National Institute of Mental Health director to discuss new approach to psychiatric illnesses

Joshua A. Gordon will talk about efforts to understand and use neural circuits as potential pathways to target to treat depression, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric disorders.
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Children needed for a transportation study

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 00:00
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is seeking children between 7 to 12 years old, as well as one parent or guardian per child, to participate in a research study.
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Transportation institute researcher receives national award for safety engineering excellence

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 00:00
Myra Blanco, director of the Center for Public Policy, Partnerships, and Outreach and an advanced-vehicle researcher at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, has been named the recipient of the 2017 U.S. Government Award for Safety Engineering Excellence.
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New Virginia Tech study provides guidelines on how to prioritize vaccination during flu season

When vaccine supplies are limited, public health officials are often required to prioritize which populations have the greatest need for immediate immunization. Official recommendations for how this assessment process should be carried out are often lacking or confusing.
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Top students selected for summer program that will help shape government policy

The program at the Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory in the National Capital Region will give students expert data science training, while helping policymakers in the local, state, and federal government improve quality of life in their communities.
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Virginia Tech designated National Security Agency Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations

"Cybersecurity is at the very heart of our efforts to build a new Virginia economy, and Virginia Tech’s CAE-CO designation contributes to the commonwealth’s position as one of the premier locations for this industry," said Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
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Regenerative medicine researcher’s startup companies give hope to patients

Sometimes it takes a researcher with a flair for entrepreneurship to translate a laboratory breakthrough into a medical treatment. Rob Gourdie, the director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s Center for Heart and Regenerative Medicine Research, uses "intrapreneurship" to translate laboratory breakthroughs into medical treatments.
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Nationally recognized immunologist to discuss Bubble Boy disease and gene therapy on Thursday

Warren J. Leonard, a National Institutes of Health Distinguished Investigator and elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, leads the Laboratory of Molecular Immunology at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.
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Behavioral health scholar launches first interdisciplinary conference on decision-making processes

The conference participants study similar underlying principles of different chronic health conditions, such as obesity, or risky health behaviors, like not complying with medical advice. The meeting will be the first time many participants will have a chance to interact.
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Nonnative catfish not primary driver of American shad declines in James River

Fralin Life Science Institute - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 00:00
A study found that although nonnative catfish do prey on American shad and other native species, predation is not solely responsible for declines in these fish populations.
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The future of sound begins in the Cube

Recognized as one of the premiere spaces for the creation of all things audio, the Cube attracts researchers, composers, and artists from around the world.
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International collaboration leads to new high-performance materials

Research groups at Virginia Tech and in Korea combined their strengths to make materials that can convert magnetism to electricity.
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Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors rises on Health Sciences and Technology campus

Scientists and clinicians throughout Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic will join forces at the new VTCRI Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors in an effort to protect the health of people in Virginia and the United States
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Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors rises on Health Sciences and Technology campus

Fralin Life Science Institute - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 16:00
Scientists and clinicians throughout Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic will join forces at the new VTCRI Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors in an effort to protect the health of people in Virginia and the United States
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First-generation college student Amina Rahimi selected as 2017 Goldwater Scholar

The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering.
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Class of 2017: College of Science double major wants to dedicate life to eradicating cancer

When attending orientation preceding her freshman year at Virginia Tech, Bridget Marcinkowski said she was immediately drawn to Virginia Tech’s new nanoscience program, part of the College of Science’s Academy of Integrated Science.
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