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Device Promising for Detecting Metastatic Breast Cancer Cells


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

Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation CEO Hired


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

As Earthquakes Take Their Toll, Engineers Ehnance Building Designs


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

Assessing the Seismic Hazard of the Central-Eastern United States


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

New Concerns for Antibiotic Resistance, Pollution Identified


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

Digital Version of ER Pediatric Response Chart Created


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

Professor Says Stream Fish Imperiled


“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

Thermotherapy Introduced as a Chemotherapy Alternative


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

Our Experts on Newswise

How Much Worse Could California's 'Station' Fire Be?

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

Expert Available to Talk About Contingency Planning for Flu Outbreaks/Pandemics


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

Virologists Available to Media to Respond to Influenza Questions

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

Presidential Scholar Can Discuss Bush Legacy, Obama Transition, Appointments


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

Monetary Policy, Taxes, Economic Justice Expert Available

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

Expert Available to Discuss Various Finance, Automotive Bailout Pros and Cons

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

Preventing Capsizing, Other Ship Instability Risks Research Goal


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

Author on Democracy in Cuba Comments on Castro's Announcement

"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

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