AP Top 25 poll: Georgia rises to No. 2, UCLA and Virginia Tech enter new college football rankings
The Bulldogs achieved their highest ranking in the AP Top 25 since 2018 (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Monday After: Florida State fights until end, UConn throws in towel in glorious return of college football
Week 1 will be remembered for the Seminoles taking Notre Dame to overtime and an emotional scene at Virginia Tech (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mack Brown sums up preseason darling UNC after loss to Virginia Tech -- 'We were overrated'
North Carolina enjoyed an offseason filled with dark horse playoff buzz, but Virginia Tech upended those aspirations from the opening... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech score, takeaways: Hokies out-muscle Tar Heels in stunning top-10 upset
Virginia Tech took over in the trenches for the first major upset of the college football season (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

College football scores, schedule, NCAA top 25 rankings, games today: North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech stars
NCAA football scores, live updates and highlights from the teams in action during Friday of Week 1 (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Live Game Thread: No. 10 North Carolina 0, Virginia Tech 7; Second Quarter
Updates from North Carolina's season opener in Blacksburg. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virginia Tech disenrolls students over COVID-19 vaccine mandate
More than 100 Virginia Tech students were removed from the fall semester roster after they failed to comply with the university’s... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TBJ Plus: Is UNC football for real?; $1.5M Raleigh home goes viral; New eco-devo leader in Fuquay
With a lot of offensive firepower returning in 2021, the UNC football team is getting a lot of hype just weeks before the Tar Heels kick off against Virginia Tech. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Purtell Source Type: news

Virginia Tech's COVID-19 testing demonstrates power, versatility of academic labs
(Virginia Tech) The in-house development of a novel SARS-CoV-2 test, creation of the Molecular Diagnostics Lab at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, and their importance to public health are chronicled in a new article in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Virginia Tech scientists uncover how a molecule improves appearance of surgery scars
(Virginia Tech) In a new study, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC scientists discovered that the alphaCT1 molecule may help repair the skin's collagen matrix by altering how scar-forming cells behave. The findings were published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 20, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

NSF grant to advance research in cancer treatment
(Virginia Tech) As a form of cancer therapy, histotripsy uses ultrasound imaging to monitor treatments in real-time, making it noninvasive with minimal side effects. Thus far, histotripsy has shown promising results in clinical studies for liver cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Revolutionary mosquito researchers receive $2.7 million grant
(Virginia Tech) " Mosquitoes are sometimes described as the deadliest animal on Earth, " said Cl é ment Vinauger, principal investigator on the project and assistant professor from the Department of Biochemistry in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researcher creates cell lines to help treat mitochondrial diseases in children
(Virginia Tech) The mitochondrion has garnered quite the reputation for its role as the " powerhouse of the cell. " These tiny, but mighty organelles play various life-sustaining roles, from powering our own cells and organs to fueling chemical and biological processes. But when they aren't working properly, a number of rare diseases can occur. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brandon Jutras receives Emerging Leader Award to advance Lyme disease research
(Virginia Tech) The awards are designed to support established and up-and-coming scientists who have identified new and defined approaches to improve diagnostics or therapeutics for Lyme disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Protecting species on the move
(Virginia Tech) " Conservation efforts have often traditionally been established around this notion that species exist within certain places and not others " ... " It has become clear that that is not true anymore, if it ever was. We are reaching the point where climate change and other global change drivers are changing ecosystems at rapid rates. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 29, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mongoose in the city: How landscape can impact disease transmission in Botswana
(Virginia Tech) " The question has always been how do we predict what's going to happen once an infectious disease emerges, " said Kathleen Alexander, the William E. Lavery Professor in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation. " By using systems that are tractable, we can begin to learn a lot more about how disease dynamics are shaped by host behavior and environmental drivers, including urbanizing landscapes. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Virginia Tech scientist awarded NIH grant to study CASK-related severe brain disorder
(Virginia Tech) Sarika Srivastava, a research assistant professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, has been awarded a $2 million National Institutes of Health grant to study the disease mechanisms of an early infantile onset epileptic encephalopathy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Discovery of circadian rhythm gene in mice could lead to breakthroughs
(Virginia Tech) In a new study published in the journal Genes& Development, Shihoko Kojima and her team has identified a novel gene, Per2AS, that controls the sleep/wake cycle in mice. Per2AS appears to be a new type of gene, known as a non-coding gene. Unlike most other genes, Per2AS is not translated from RNA into a subsequent protein, thus making its function unclear until now. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preventing plant disease pandemics
(Virginia Tech) " The manuscript offers a unique and timely perspective on plant diseases, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, " said David Schmale, a co-author on the paper and a professor in the Virginia Tech School of Plant and Environmental Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A brain wave-verified driver alert system for vehicle collision avoidance - Virginia Tech, Eskandarian A, Zhang C, Virginia Tech.
Collision alert and avoidance systems (CAS) could help to minimize driver errors. They are instrumental as an advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) when the vehicle is facing potential hazards. Developing effective ADAS/CAS, which provides alerts to the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Virginia Tech to advance brain, cancer research with focused ultrasound
(Virginia Tech) Virginia Tech is investing in an MRI-guided focused ultrasound facility at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute with support from a $1.8-million grant from the Edward N.& Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. In addition to research, the new facility may be used to help human and animal patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 7, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists say active early learning shapes the adult brain
(Virginia Tech) Through the Abecedarian Project, an early education, randomized controlled trial that has followed children since 1971, researchers from Virginia Tech and the University of Pennsylvania have discovered an enhanced learning environment during the first five years of life shapes the brain in ways that are apparent four decades later. The study appears in the June edition of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 1, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Virginia Tech scientists see fluid flow as potential key to fight Alzheimer's disease
(Virginia Tech) Learning how fluid movements in the brain may affect the development of Alzheimer's could help predict, diagnose, and treat the disease that, according to the Alzheimer's Association, currently affects more than 6 million Americans. Cases are expected to double by 2050. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists launch 'next generation' human brain imaging lab
(Virginia Tech) Researchers at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have received a $2.4 million grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to measure the brain's subtle magnetic signals in two research volunteers simultaneously as they interact, capturing the rich complexity of the brain's signaling during face-to-face social interactions in real-time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Geoscientists find that shallow wastewater injection drives deep earthquakes in Texas
(Virginia Tech) In a newly published paper, Virginia Tech geoscientists have found that shallow wastewater injection -- not deep wastewater injections -- can drive widespread deep earthquake activity in unconventional oil and gas production fields. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 10, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists from Virginia Tech, City of Hope aim to improve therapy for deadly brain cancer
(Virginia Tech) Researchers at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC and City of Hope believe the complex way fluid flows through glioblastoma tumors holds the key to improving the success of CAR-T cell therapy in treating the cancer and helping more patients survive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Freshwater salt pollution threatens ecosystem health and human water security
(Virginia Tech) Drivers of freshwater salt pollution such as de-icers on roads and parking lots, water softeners, and wastewater and industrial discharges further threaten freshwater ecosystem health and human water security. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New COVID-19 vaccine may offer broad protection from coronaviruses
A COVID-19 vaccine that could provide protection against existing and future strains of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and other coronaviruses, and cost about $1 a dose has shown promising results in early animal testing. Vaccines created by UVA Health's Steven L. Zeichner, MD, PhD, and Virginia Tech's Xiang-Jin Meng, MD, PhD, prevented pigs from being becoming ill with a pig model coronavirus, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV). (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Virginia Tech and UVA virologists develop broadly protective coronavirus vaccines
(Virginia Tech) A candidate vaccine that could provide protection against the COVID-19 virus and other coronaviruses has shown promising results in early animal testing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Project teams humans and AI to scan social media posts to aid in disaster response
(Virginia Tech) Given the immense amount of data in social media posts, only some of which may be important to emergency managers, researchers are using artificial intelligence, or AI, to make the process more efficient. Such computer systems use a process called machine learning, in which the computers are " trained " by humans, who help identify the characteristics of relevant posts in different situations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Grant to study misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine in Appalachia
(Virginia Tech) Researching social media misinformation influence on people's intention to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, especially those within the Appalachian region. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Striving to lower suicide risk among homebound older adults through $1.3M project
(Virginia Tech) Matthew Fullen, an assistant professor of counselor education in the School of Education, co-launched a research project to develop and evaluate an innovative training program. Suicide prevention among older adults represents the top goal of the phone-based training. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What can stream quality tell us about quality of life?
(Virginia Tech) Findings reveal that demographics such as race and population density, as well as health indices such as cancer rates and food insecurity, show strong correlations with water quality across Virginia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 5, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Newly discovered millipede, Nannaria hokie, lives at Virginia Tech
(Virginia Tech) " It's not every day that we find new species, let alone on our campus, so we wanted to name the new species for the Virginia Tech community and to highlight the importance of conserving native habitat in the region, " said Paul Marek. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 4, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Social distancing in nature
(Virginia Tech) Long before humans learned about and started 'social distancing due to COVID-19,' animals in nature intuitively practiced social distancing when one of their own became sick. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 4, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers explore relationship between maternal microbiota and neonatal antibody response
(Virginia Tech) The goal of the research, Luo said, is to better understand the benefits of microbes in order to recommend solutions, such as probiotics, that could strengthen the neonatal immune system. These efforts could lead to new strategies in medicine -- and healthier babies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Shade-grown coffee could help save birds, if only people knew about it
(Cornell University) The message about the bird-conservation benefits of shade-grown coffee may not be getting through to the people most likely to respond--birdwatchers. A team of researchers from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Virginia Tech surveyed birdwatchers to learn if they drank shade-grown coffee and, if not, why not. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 2, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tumors and centrosomes: Researchers receive grant to investigate cancer evolution
(Virginia Tech) After receiving a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers across multiple disciplines are launching a study to investigate tumor development within a natural environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 25, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers find parallels in spread of brain cancer in mammals, zebrafish
(Virginia Tech) Virginia Tech scientists have identified a new zebrafish model that could help advance glioblastoma multiforme research. Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of primary brain tumor - fewer than one in 20 patients survive five years after diagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Is It Time to Wear a Better Mask for COVID-19? We Asked the Experts
Face masks are much more than a symbol. Over the last year, we’ve learned that countries and regions that encourage or require masking seem to do better at slowing the spread of COVID-19 than places that don’t, and new evidence suggests that masking may protect both the wearer and the people around them. Many TIME readers have recently reached out with questions about masks—which kind of mask should they wear? How do they wear them correctly? Should they be double-masking? And so on. So we asked the masking experts for tips based on the latest research. Is It Time to Upgrade Your Mask? Early in the pande...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

NSF grant for philosophy database project
(Virginia Tech) The grant will aid the creation of an open-access searchable database, being developed at Indiana University, of all the publications within the integrated history and philosophy of science since 2007. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Songbirds exposed to lead-contaminated water show telltale signs about human impacts
(Virginia Tech) Researchers discovered lead levels like those reported in Flint, Michigan, can interfere with the neural mechanisms of vocal development of songbirds and affect mate attraction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wearing three-layer masks blocks 90% of infectious particles, experts say 
A study from Virginia Tech University found that three-layer masks - with two outer layers of fabric and a filer in between - blocked out at least 90% of potentially infectious particles. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

$2.1 million to study extended family caregivers of people with dementia
(Virginia Tech) The National Institutes of Health grant will enable focus on a group of caregivers whose challenges are poorly understood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

iTHRIV announces health research pilot project recipients
(Virginia Tech) Multi-institutional teams of scientists, physicians, and engineers will study Parkinson's disease, celiac disease, pediatric heart transplant, pediatric telemedicine, and epilepsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

$100,000 to fund collaborative cancer research
(Virginia Tech) Virginia Tech, Children's National Hospital award $100,000 to fund collaborative cancer research pilot projects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Elusive link between seizures, cell signaling protein ID'd in zebrafish
(Virginia Tech) A team of Virginia Tech scientists led by Yuchin Albert Pan, an associate professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, have identified a new link between seizures and connexin 36 deficiency. The discovery, published Jan. 11 inFrontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, found that this interaction may make the brain more prone to having seizures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bats with white-nose syndrome prefer suboptimal habitats despite the consequences
(Virginia Tech) Bats are mistakenly preferring sites where fungal growth is high and therefore their survival is low. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researcher cracks the hidden strengthening mechanism in biological ceramics
(Virginia Tech) In addition to adding strength, this design allows the structure to use its crack patterns to minimize damage into the inner shell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 6, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

History professor earns grant to explore effects of interstate highway
(Virginia Tech) Currently, no mapping systems exist to pinpoint every community affected by the displacement and environmental destruction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news