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2010-12-09 20:10:48

Scientists at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have discovered some of the key molecular events in the immune system that contribute to inflammatory bowel disease.

2010-12-08 02:12:38

When an antibiotic is consumed, researchers have learned that up to 90 percent passes through a body without metabolizing.

2010-12-06 23:07:01

A well-known paper-based medical chart used by pediatric emergency personnel across America is undergoing a 21st century boost in an collaborative effort between Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, Roanoke-based Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital, and the physician who created the original method some 25 years ago.

2010-11-23 12:30:36

Using hyperthermia, Virginia Tech engineering researchers and a colleague from India unveiled a new method to target and destroy cancerous cells.

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2010-11-23 12:00:00

A researcher at Virginia Tech has been studying an unusual breed of Asian snake that can glide long distances in the air in order to unlock its secrets.

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2010-11-22 08:18:53

Scientists are investigating new combined therapies to deliver cancer treatments that target only the tumor without damaging normal tissue.

2010-11-15 21:32:25

Many plants, including crops, release volatiles in response to insect attack.

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2010-11-12 06:00:00

It’s an occurrence that happens so fast it cannot be followed by the human eye, however, researchers have solved the mystery of how cats lap liquids with such elegance.

2010-11-11 22:25:18

A new research study co-spearheaded by Virginia Tech researchers highlights problems with some brass products in plumbing systems that can leach high levels of lead into drinking water, even in brand new buildings – and suggests that such problems may often go undetected.


Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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