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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.

2011-08-29 07:00:00

Graduate and undergraduate students from across North America competed for top honors in the first WeedOlympics sponsored by the Northeastern, North Central, Southern and Western Weed Science


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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