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Probiotics May Help Keep Bad Germs At Bay
2013-11-04 08:38:08

Virginia Tech Microbes are everywhere – thousands of species are in your mouth, and thousands are in a glass of tap water. The ones in your mouth are mostly harmless – as long as you brush and floss so they don't form a biofilm that allows gum disease a path into the blood stream. Microbes in the tap water delivered by modern water systems in a developed country are also mostly harmless – with some notable exceptions. A team of Virginia Tech researchers is investigating the...

2013-10-14 16:21:50

Iconic Short Track Transforms into World's Largest Football Stadium for Border Battle Between Virginia Tech Hokies and Tennessee Volunteers in 2016 BRISTOL, Tenn., Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bristol Motor Speedway, known as the "Last Great Colosseum", today announced plans to transform the legendary Speedway into the world's largest football stadium for the inaugural Battle at Bristol, College Football's Biggest EVER game to be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016. The event will feature a...

2013-10-10 23:27:56

Online tutorial suite includes narrated tutorial, PowerPoint slides, slide handouts, and exercises. (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 The Peccoud Lab, based at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech, has partnered with OpenHelixTM to provide a tutorial suite on their GenoCAD application. GenoCAD (http://www.genocad.org) is a Computer-Assisted Design application for synthetic biology projects, which was developed by the Peccoud Lab (http://www.peccoud.org) at Virginia Tech and...

2013-10-08 12:27:11

Silicon Valley-Tested, Lean Startup-Based Initiative Slated to Train 300 Top Entrepreneurial Research Teams Over Three Years COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DC Innovation Corps (I-Corps), the new, National Science Foundation-backed program aimed at translating the region's vibrant research community into successful startups and licensed technologies, kicks off its first cohort this week at the George Washington University with 20 teams of inventors and current and...

2013-09-27 12:20:10

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The three mid-Atlantic states of New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia and their leading research universities have signed an agreement stating they will work collaboratively towards supporting the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) research and testing efforts aimed at integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the national airspace system. The states' proposals were submitted to the FAA by the University System of...

2013-09-20 11:28:31

Special microscope used to reveal hidden aspects of plant anatomy Why don't trees "bleed" to death when they are injured? Researchers from Virginia Tech, the Georg-August University of Gottingen, Germany, and the Jackson Laboratory of Bar Harbor, Maine, have discovered how "check valves" in wood cells control sap flow and protect trees when they are injured. The study, featured on the cover of the September issue of the American Journal of Botany, used a special microscope to reveal...

Discovery Could Have A Bearing On Medical Imaging, Cancer Treatment
2013-09-16 08:14:11

Virginia Tech Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have reported the first experimental evidence that supports the theory that a soccer ball-shaped nanoparticle commonly called a buckyball is the result of a breakdown of larger structures rather than being built atom-by-atom from the ground up. Technically known as fullerenes, these spherical carbon molecules have shown great promise for uses in medicine, solar energy, and optoelectronics. But finding...

2013-09-09 08:10:52

An assistant professor with the Virginia Tech - Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering has developed a flexible microneedle patch that allows drugs to be delivered directly and fully through the skin. The new patch can quicken drug delivery time while cutting waste, and can likely minimize side-effects in some cases, notable in vaccinations and cancer therapy. News of the delivery technology was published in a recent issue of the scientific journal, Advanced Materials. Leading...

2013-08-21 16:23:45

New, larger scoreboards boast higher quality displays for a more immersive fan and sponsorship experience BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Panasonic Eco Solutions North America announced that it has been selected by the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) Athletics Department to upgrade the existing video scoreboard structure in Lane Stadium with a new high definition LED display and replace two existing video scoreboard cabinets...

2013-08-19 10:38:07

Research calling for the use of a wearable computing system installed in a helmet to protect construction workers from carbon monoxide poisoning, a serious lethal threat in this industry, has garnered the Virginia Tech investigators a Best Paper Award from a prestigious scientific and engineering community. This award will be presented at the August 17-21, 2013 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Conference on Automation Science and Engineering. Carbon monoxide...