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VTCRI Wins Award to Develop Test for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Working with Industry Partners, University of Virginia

Scientists at two of Virginia’s largest universities, working with clinicians from the two major health systems and a growing Virginia-based biotechnology company, have teamed up to address an important medical challenge — how do you accurately...
16-May-2018 9:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Mandatory National Menu Labeling Underway. While It Is a Good Start, Restaurants Could Voluntarily Do Much More, According to Virginia Tech Expert

Restaurants could do much more to create the tipping point to encourage healthy options for Americans when they eat out, says to Virginia Tech professor Vivica Kraak, a recognized expert in food and nutrition policy.
7-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Keep Calm and Carry On: VTCRI Scientists Make First Serotonin Measurements in Humans

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have begun to unravel how serotonin acts, based on data collected in a first-of-its-kind experiment that utilized electrochemical probes implanted into the brain of awake human beings.
2-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Lightweight Soccer Headgear Can Dramatically Reduce Concussion Risk, Helmet Lab Ratings Suggest

Soccer players have one of the highest head injury rates in sports. The Virginia Tech Helmet Lab released its first set of ratings for soccer headgear, which could help prevent some of those injuries.
30-Apr-2018 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Virginia Tech Awarded $1.9 Million EPA Grant to Research Lead Exposure in Drinking Water

By working directly with consumers and citizen scientists, the project is designed to increase public awareness of lead in water and plumbing on a national scale.
25-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Research Team Tests Technology That Could Alert Federal Agents to Potential Terrorist Threats

Experts at the Next Century Corporation will lead a joint research effort between the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, the Hume Center for National Security and Technology, and Draper Labs to create a system that can flag potential...
19-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Difference in Gene Switching Discovered in Different Parts of Brain

Virginia Tech researcher Chang Lu and his team found significant difference in the molecular machinery that turns on and off gene expression between cerebellum and prefrontal cortex of a mouse brain. Their results provide clues to the molecular...
15-Apr-2018 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


'Fog Harp' Increases Collection Capacity for Clean Water

A research team at Virginia Tech has improved the traditional design of fog nets to increase their collection capacity by threefold
27-Mar-2018 12:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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