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2013-05-08 17:12:26

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered how the predominant class of Alzheimer's pharmaceuticals might sharpen the brain's performance.

Potential Food Source Created From Non-food Plants By Virginia Tech Research Team
2013-04-16 10:10:34

This new development opens the door to the potential that food could be created from any plant, reducing the need for crops to be grown on valuable land that requires fertilizers, pesticides, and large amounts of water

Hydrogen Fuel Production Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Alternative Energy Market
2013-04-04 13:31:07

A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant, a breakthrough that has the potential to bring a low-cost, environmentally friendly fuel source to the world.

2013-03-27 12:32:44

In a National Science Foundation funded study, Kathleen Alexander, an associate professor of wildlife at Virginia Tech, found that climate drives a large part of diarrheal disease and increases the threat of climate change for vulnerable communities.

2013-01-29 12:48:32

The Virginia Tech – Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences is expanding its ground-breaking research of testing football helmets to reduce the number of concussions to now include hockey, baseball, softball, and lacrosse.

Biological Structures Imaged In Their Natural Habitats
2012-12-20 15:47:07

If the key to winning battles is knowing both your enemy and yourself, then scientists are now well on their way toward becoming the Sun Tzus of medicine by taking a giant step toward a priceless advantage – the ability to see the soldiers in action on the battlefield.

Milk Infused With Omega-3
2012-12-01 10:32:50

Researchers have apparently found a way to add the heart-healthy substance to milk without altering the flavor of the beverage.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.