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Mosquito Reproduction

Virginia Tech Research into Genetics of Mosquito Reproduction Could Help Stop...

Female mosquitoes bite us because they need our blood to produce eggs. During this feeding process, infected mosquitoes can transmit such diseases as Zika, dengue,...
metabolic syndrome

Virginia Tech Researchers Compare Apples and Pears, Discover Link Between Sex...

When it comes to fat accumulation, men tend to carry more weight around their abdomens (apple-shaped) while women tend to carry more weight around...
ovarian cancer

Virginia Tech Researchers Examine Role of Fluid Flow in Ovarian Cancer...

New research from Virginia Tech is moving physicians closer to pinpointing a predictor of ovarian cancer, which could lead to earlier diagnosis of what...
cigarettes

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Scientists Seek Unfiltered Truth About ‘Light’...

Would banning ventilated filters on cigarettes protect public health? Scientists from multiple institutions, including a group of addiction neuroscience researchers from the Virginia Tech Carilion...
electrotherapy

Virginia Tech Researchers Attack Cancers, Parkinson’s with Electrical Fields

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced funding for Virginia Tech’s research on electrotherapy, a process that attacks brain cancer and tumors associated with Parkinson’s disease...
epilepsy

Scientists Watch the CLOCK Gene for Potential Epilepsy Connections

Epilepsy affects 2.2 million people in the United States, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. A new discovery by scientists has determined that the loss...
parasitic plant

Agricultural Parasite Takes Control of Host Plant’s Genes

Dodder, a parasitic plant that causes major damage to crops in the U.S. and worldwide every year, can silence the expression of genes in...
childhood blindness

Research at VTCRI Reveals Biological Mechanism of a Leading Cause of...

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have revealed the pathology of cells and structures stricken by optic nerve hypoplasia, a leading...
land cover

Virginia Tech Researchers Explore Causes of Land Cover Change in African...

A new study by Virginia Tech researchers tracks land cover changes in the Chobe district of Northern Botswana and provides information that will allow...
biological threat

Research team Creates Powerful System to Identify Biological Threats

A team led by investigators from the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech has been selected through a competitive process to participate in a multimillion...
lung infections

Researchers Discover Compounds That Could Decrease Fungal Infection in Lungs

A Virginia Tech research team found a way to alter the growth of a fungus that causes deadly lung infections in immune-compromised individuals, such...
olives

Virginia Tech Biochemists Dip into the Health Benefits of Olives and...

The health benefits of olives— and associated natural products such as olive oil—have long been recognized and touted by proponents of the Mediterranean diet. However,...
dew droplets

New Research Could Make Dew Droplets so Small, They’re Invisible

By better understanding the behavior of water in its smallest form, a Virginia Tech professor and his undergraduate student could be improving the efficiency...
wind turbine

Engineer Looks to Owl Wings for Bio-inspired Ideas for Quieter Aircraft,...

Anupam Sharma pulled an accordion folder from the bookshelf above his Iowa State University desk. Inside was the carefully collected and preserved wing of...
enzyme

Enzyme May Help Bacteria Become Craftier and More Dangerous

Virginia Tech researchers have discovered a new role for an enzyme that is well-known for fueling chemical reactions in bacterial cells. The enzyme, an ATPase...
Glioblastoma

Biomedical Engineering Research Points to a New Strategy for Glioblastoma Treatment

Pre-treating glioblastoma cells with a particular protein molecule  increases the selectivity of a promising treatment for this aggressive form of brain cancer, researchers at...
optimized polyester

Research Demonstrates Novel Method of Producing Optimized Polyester

Polyester is inescapable: used in everyday items like clothes, water bottles, food packaging, and even biomedical devices, the polymer is an increasingly common choice...
Brain Implantsvideo

Slimming down, Beefing up Deep Brain Implants

When it comes to sticking something into your brain, smaller is usually better. Virginia Tech researcher Xiaoting Jia and her team found a new way to reduce the size...
intestinal infections

New Precision Medicine Approach Could save Patients Grappling with Life-threatening Intestinal...

For years, patients in hospitals and nursing homes have faced an elevated risk of infection and even death due to a bacterium known as...
thwart pathogen

Virginia Tech Researchers Find New Way to Thwart Pathogen That Causes...

Researchers in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are trying to “hack the communication network” of Phytophthora pathogens to stall destructive...