Research by engineers and cancer biologists at Virginia Tech indicate that using specific silicon microdevices might provide a new way to screen breast cancer cells’ ability to metastasize.
7-Jan-2011 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites
Thomas M. McNamara Jr., formerly a program area manager of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, has been hired as president and chief executive officer of the newly established Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation.
7-Jan-2011 10:25 AM EST Add to Favorites
A next generation of design criteria for buildings located in geographic regions where earthquakes are known to occur, either rarely or frequently, is under development at Virginia Tech through a research contract awarded by the National Institute...
15-Dec-2010 12:45 PM EST Add to Favorites
As the U.S. policy makers renew emphasis on the use of nuclear energy in their efforts to reduce the country’s oil dependence, other factors come into play. One concern of paramount importance is the seismic hazard at the site where nuclear...
9-Dec-2010 11:20 AM EST Add to Favorites
When an antibiotic is consumed, researchers have learned that up to 90 percent passes through a body without metabolizing. This means the drugs can leave the body almost intact through normal bodily functions.
6-Dec-2010 3:35 PM EST Add to Favorites
The Broselow Pediatric Emergency Tape – otherwise known as the Broselow Tape -- has been a staple of ERs and child trauma units for nearly three decades. Using a color coded-format, it provides specific medical instructions to medical caregivers...
6-Dec-2010 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites
“Of the 675 fish species found in southeastern waters, more than 25 percent are considered imperiled,” Donald J. Orth of Virginia Tech said during his keynote address at the Southeastern Fishes Council annual meeting.
30-Nov-2010 4:15 PM EST Add to Favorites
Using hyperthermia, Virginia Tech engineering researchers and a colleague from India unveiled a new method to target and destroy cancerous cells. The research was presented at the 63rd annual meeting of the American Physical Society Nov. 23 in Long...
17-Nov-2010 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites
Wildfire expert Shep Zedaker talks about fire conditions, and the difference a few weeks would make for the Station fire.
3-Sep-2009 2:40 PM EDT
Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech are using high-performance computer simulations to show how diseases like flu spread through large populations. They want to provide policymakers, decision-makers, and public...
29-Apr-2009 3:55 PM EDT
A virologist currently investigating transmission of swine viruses between species and a virologist who has developed a novel vaccine technology, which has broad applicability to almost all viruses, are available to respond to media queries related...
28-Apr-2009 12:00 PM EDT
Charles E. Walcott, Virginia Tech professor of political science, can provide background on the presidential transition process, presidential appointments, George W. Bush's legacy, and the organization and operation of the presidency.
19-Dec-2008 9:00 AM EST
Restore the economy with loans to all taxpayers, proposes T. Nicolaus Tideman, professor of economics at Virginia Tech.
9-Dec-2008 9:00 PM EST
The financial system rescue package necessary; but think twice about politicians running the auto industry. "There are a number of significant misconceptions about the economic crisis," said George Morgan, the SunTrust Professor of Finance in the...
9-Dec-2008 4:40 PM EST
Commercial fishing has by far the highest fatality rate among all occupations in the U.S, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Saving lives and ships by improving the stability and safety of sea-going vessels is the goal of an engineering...
21-Apr-2008 8:45 AM EDT
"This is a glorious day for Fidel Castro," said Virginia Tech political science Professor Ilja Luciak regarding the Cuban leader's announcement today that he would not return as president or commander in chief. "He chose to step...
19-Feb-2008 8:00 PM EST