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Image 1 - Bats Can Change Ear Shape To Make Their Hearing More Flexible
2011-11-15 05:24:09

Certain bats can deform the shapes of their ears in a way that changes the animal's ultrasonic hearing pattern. Within just one tenth of a second, these bats are able to change their outer ear shapes from one extreme configuration to another.

2011-11-04 22:51:05

For decades, scientists and farmers have attempted to understand how a bacterial pathogen continues to damage tomatoes despite numerous agricultural attempts to control its spread.

2011-10-31 10:11:38

A research team led by investigators at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has demonstrated the first rapid measurements of dopamine release in a human brain and provided preliminary evidence that the neurotransmitter can be tracked in its movement between brain cells while a subject expresses decision-making behavior.

Bed Bug Insecticide Resistance Mechanisms Identified
2011-10-20 08:22:01

A research team at Virginia Tech has discovered some of the genetic mechanisms for the bed bug's resistance to two of the most popular pyrethroids -- deltamethrin and beta-cyfluthrin.

2011-10-18 09:15:39

Virginia Tech released today results from the first study ever to instrument child football helmets.

2011-10-18 05:45:05

Youth football helmets are currently designed the same as adult helmets, even though it isn’t known how child football players impact their heads.

2011-09-27 15:02:32

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Monash University, and Virginia Tech have used a set of novel inhibitors to analyze how the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, uses enzymes to chew up human hemoglobin from host red blood cells as a food source.

2011-09-23 11:08:54

A new computational approach has predicted numerous human proteins that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) requires to replicate itself.

2011-09-12 11:24:22

Preliminary research on Fusarium, a group of fungi that includes devastating pathogens of plants and animals, shows how these microbes travel through the air.


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