A research project by Department of Food Science and Technology researchers Jacob Lahne and Leah Hamilton and University Libraries’ data consultants Chreston Miller, Michael Stamper, and Amr Hilal received a SEAD Major Grant from The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology.
Elsa Murano has been selected to represent the United States on the newly formed Food Security of the Americas Advisory Council — created to address the mounting food supply issues that are resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The same brain cells designed to stop brain damage fail to support healthy neurons when a cancer grows. New research, led by Stefanie Robel and Harald Sontheimer at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, reveals how gliomas alter astrocytes, a cell type that helps protect neurons and is crucial to preventing seizures.
Virginia Tech scientists have discovered that incredibly small particles of an unusual and highly toxic titanium oxide found in coal smog and ash can cause lung damage in mice after a single exposure. The study also shows long-term damage occurring in just six weeks.
The Department of Food Science and Technology placed ninth on Successful Student’s list of the 10 best bachelor’s in food science and nutrition programs in the country and eighth on its list of best master’s in food science programs.
Thanksgiving, more so than any other American holiday, is centered around food. For many, this means time with family and delicious food. Unfortunately for many others, it means food poisoning. According to Robert Williams, a professor of food safety in Virginia Tech’s Department of Food Science and Technology, following a few basic food safety tips when preparing Thanksgiving dinner can help keep you safe from foodborne illness this holiday season.
The Virginia Tech Science Festival returns to campus for its sixth year on Nov. 16, with more than 100 free hands-on, minds-on learning interactive booths and activities that showcase dozens of science education and research programs throughout the university.
The iTHRIV Scholar Career Development Program aims to train the next generation of translational researchers in principles of data science and the conduct of rigorous and reproducible science, while also promoting team science as a means to enhance innovation and discovery in health-related research.
In her five years at Virginia Tech, White has taken a lead role in harnessing advancements in technology to study livestock and convert big data into applications for producers. During Friday's State of the University address, White described the SmartFarm Innovation Network and its effect on animal health and sustainability.
Altria’s gift enables the AREC to expand its research capabilities by improving and expanding the station’s facilities, covering the purchase and renovation of a large warehouse adjacent to the center.
When DaSilva put her passion for creating welcoming communities into action through Student Affairs, she helped other Hokies feel even more at home, gained valuable leadership experience, and found her future.
Researchers Margaret Couvillon and Roger Schürch have decoded the language of bees in a way that will allow other scientists across the globe to interpret the insects’ highly sophisticated and complex communications.