Phil Sponenberg is saving the breeds of livestock
that helped build a nation — from the high-endurance
colonial Spanish horse to breeds
of cattle that pulled wagons and plows.
Like a modern-day Dr. Dolittle, biologist
Jeff Walters restores safe lifestyles for rare
and endangered species of birds.
New people and new cultures have been moving
through and settling in the beautiful Appalachian
Mountains for hundreds of years.
Dancers enlighten audiences about the potential
of persons with disabilities and the power of the
Olives are important to the diets and economies
of many Mediterranean countries. Albania was
under siege — until researchers discovered an
Researchers in the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest
University School of Biomedical Engineering
and Sciences are advancing medical imaging
and other technologies to study disease
at the molecular level and find new ways
to improve screening
The public expects safe food and medicine.
High-pressure processing is being tested and
used with foods and medicines to kill pathogens
and inactivate enzymes to retard spoilage.
Cover illustration by Barbara Corbett with photos by Bob Veltri, Michael Kiernan, and Alex Miller
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