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Ford drivers needed for research study

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 00:00
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is seeking Ford drivers for a research study.
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Virginia Tech scientists: Cattle associated antibiotics disturb soil ecosystems

Fralin Life Science Institute - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 00:00
Manure from cattle administered antibiotics drastically changes the bacterial and fungal make-up of surrounding soil, leading to ecosystem dysfunction, according to a Virginia Tech research team.
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Drivers needed for a research study

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 09:00
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is seeking drivers who drive a 2014 or newer Lincoln, Cadillac, Audi, Lexus, Acura, Infiniti, Volvo, Tesla, BMW, or Mercedes.
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Global water expert to visit Virginia Tech and Lyric Theatre April 7

Fralin Life Science Institute - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 00:00
Brian Richter, the chief scientist for the Global Water Program of The Nature Conservancy, will give a distinguished lecture entitled “Chasing Water in a Rapidly Changing World” at the Lyric Theatre, followed by a question and answer period and book signing.
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Mutant protein sheds lights on viral propagation

A mutant protein, which malfunctions at high temperatures, has given a Virginia Tech research team led by Sarah McDonald a better understanding of rotavirus. Their study, which reveals previously unknown functional sites on a rotavirus protein, was recently published in the Journal of Virology
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Student revisits childhood dream of becoming a horse veterinarian with help from Fralin fellowship

Fralin Life Science Institute - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 00:00
Joanna Kania is one of 14 recipients of the Fralin Undergraduate Research Fellowship. The 35-year-old worked in public safety for seven years before she returned to school to pursue her childhood dream of becoming an equestrian veterinarian.
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New summer program sends engineering students to China, where bats abound

Students will study bats' sensing and flight mechanisms at the Shandong University - Virginia Tech International Laboratory, gaining experience in bioinspired engineering and cross-cultural collaboration.
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Hopping the species barrier: Harmful bacteria discovered in both amphibians and mammals

Once thought to affect mainly humans and livestock, Brucella is now being found in a species scientists never expected: African bullfrogs.
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Virginia Tech researchers find special bacteria in Claytor Lake that can freeze water

Fralin Life Science Institute - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 00:00
In addition to the bacteria's ability to freeze water, its presence adds to growing evidence that using creek, lake, and pond water for irrigation can increase the risk of crop disease outbreaks.
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Experts at Virginia Tech Capitol Hill panel agree that cybersecurity solutions are top priority as threats increase

Russian hacking in the 2016 election, recent leaks of U.S. intelligence cyber tools, vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure and the Internet of Things, and cybersecurity workforce development were all part of the conversation.
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Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student’s research sheds light on immune cell responses

Fourth-year student Ian Cooley has been researching a chemical messenger. His reasearch could have potential implications on cancer and autoimmune disease.
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Leading scientists to gather in Roanoke for Central Virginia Society for Neuroscience symposium

The challenges and opportunities of neuroscience will come into focus Sunday and Monday as researchers from universities across Virginia and special guests from elsewhere in the U.S. converge at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute for the annual symposium.
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Virginia Tech researchers develop a new model to unlock catalytic powers of gold

In a new study published in the peer-reviewed Physical Review Letters, chemical engineers propose a new model that can rationalize reactivity trends of a variety of gold nanoparticles with different sizes, shapes, and compositions.
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Symposium April 1 explores data analytics in health care

Scientists, health care professionals, and business executives will discuss how data analytics can be used to improve both patient care and business operations at the Business Intelligence and Health-Care Analytics Symposium, which will be held in Roanoke.
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Virginia Tech Professor Padma Rajagopalan named American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellow

Rajagopalan, the Robert E. Hord, Jr. Professor of Chemical Engineering, was elected into the institute's College of Fellows for outstanding contributions in research and graduate education in the fields of 3-D tissue mimics and computational tissue engineering.
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Assistant Professor Kurt Luther receives National Science Foundation award

Luther has been recognized with the CAREER Award, the most prestigious award given by the foundation in support of junior faculty who demonstrate the potential to effectively integrate research and education. He will use an expert-led crowdsourcing approach to collect data to focus on investigations of photo and video evidence.
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Solving the immunity puzzle takes collaboration among different fields

Studying the human immune system and the problems caused when it doesn't work properly requires transcending disciplines to create models that will help understand just how the immune system works.
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Neuroscience class takes learning into operating room at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

The School of Neuroscience at Virginia Tech’s Clinical Neuroscience in Practice course offers undergraduate students the opportunity to experience the world of a neurosurgeon, both in the classroom and the operating room.
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Virginia Tech convenes Capitol Hill roundtable to discuss America’s cyber threat and what Congress can do about it

Former Congressman Jim Moran, professor of practice at the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs, will lead the roundtable March 22 to discuss a range of topics, including Russian hacking in the 2016 election, recent leaks of U.S. intelligence cyber tools, vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure and the Internet of Things, and cyber security workforce development.
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Global Change Center researchers help water authority create ‘best water possible,’ prepare for warmer temperatures

Fralin Life Science Institute - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 00:00
A Virginia Tech team has installed oxygenation systems in three reservoirs that serve Roanoke and surrounding county residents and are monitoring them to see how increased oxygen levels affect the amount of metals in the water.
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