contents | summer 2010
A well-respected authority on plant viruses of the Caribbean has helped rebuild a valuable industry that was near collapse.
Autoimmune disease is when the immune system attacks the body it is supposed to be protecting. Researchers have discovered where the breakdown in the molecular regulatory machinery is occurring.
Traditionally, industry manufacturers and researchers test tires on an indoor treadmill. Virginia Tech researchers put the rubber on the road and off-road too.
A civil engineering student helped Partners in Health build a bridge in Haiti before the earthquake, returned to help after the quake, and learned about building social infrastructure
Time is much more constraining than money in reaching the nutritional requirements of the USDA Thrifty Food Plan.
Conservancy calls on student researchers to help preserve the integrity of the Potomac’s Passage Creek watershed
Wading creeks and turning over rocks are all a part of research.
Curiosity and observation become the core of a poem.
A student’s novel mapping procedure to measure human impacts on the ecology of the upper Tennessee River basin is being used as an Ecological Risk Index on 50 freshwater ecoregions in South America.