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2010-12-10 06:10:00

New research finds that crop-killing mildews are able to sneak into plants undetected as "stealth bombers" by shedding genes to conceal themselves thus thwarting the plants’ defenses.

2010-12-09 20:16:14

Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have discovered how abscisic acid, a natural plant hormone with known beneficial properties for the treatment of disease, helps fight inflammation.

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.


Word of the Day
logocentrism
  • The analysis of literature, focusing on the words and grammar to the exclusion of context or literary merit.
The word 'logocentrism' is a blend of logo- +‎ centrism.
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