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Researchers collaborating with National Institutes of Health to develop nonopioid drug for chronic pain

Researchers from the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience are teaming with the University of California San Diego and the U.S. National Institutes of Health to develop a drug –- now in its earliest stages -– that can treat certain types of...
11-Dec-2018 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Early education intervention has long-lasting, positive effects on social behavior, scientists say

Adults who received early life, intensive childhood educational intervention display high levels of fairness in social interactions more than 40 years later, even if being fair comes at a high personal cost, according to Virginia Tech Carilion...
16-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Researchers discover how 'cryptic' connections in disease transmission influence epidemics

A new study by researchers of disease transmission in bats has broad implications for understanding hidden connections that can spread diseases between species and lead to large-scale outbreaks.
16-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Virginia Tech Innovation Campus in Alexandria Helps Attract Amazon to Washington D.C. region

The project is transformational for higher education in Virginia and creates a high-tech talent pipeline of graduate students for the entire D.C region.
13-Nov-2018 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites


Surface Water and Flood Dynamics Increase Population Vulnerability to Waterborne Disease and Climate Change

They discovered that increases in diarrheal disease cases were closely tied to periods of rainfall, flood recession, and changes in surface water quality, with a 1 meter drop in river height in the dry season associated with a staggering 16.7...
2-Nov-2018 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


VTCRI scientists find that sensory neurons can be used to discover therapies for ALS

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists' discovery in today’s Scientific Reports indicates that studying sensory neurons could provide new mechanistic insights to prevent, slow, or even reverse ALS.
8-Nov-2018 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Study Buckles Down on Child Car Seat Use in Ride-Share Vehicles

The average Uber or Lyft vehicle does not generally come equipped with a car seat, and only in certain cities is it an option to request one.
30-Oct-2018 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Welcome to the Beatles: Virginia Tech students publish fresh perspectives on the Fab Four

18 Virginia Tech history students recently collaborated on writing and editing a book on the iconic rock band, the Beatles. Available now online as an eBook and for purchase through Amazon, “Welcome to the Beatles” brings fresh perspectives on...
27-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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