The brain’s ventral lateral geniculate nucleus receives signals from the eye, but it is not associated with classical image-forming. In a new study, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC neuroscientists reveal newly identified brain cell subtypes unique to this region that form a striking layered formation.
Faria, the 2020 Outstanding Master's Student for the College of Engineering, is focused on developing and testing methods to evaluate the effects of augmented reality heads-up displays on vehicle driver distraction and performance.
A dose of adenovirus hits most people like a common cold – a cough, a fever, maybe a sore throat. But for an unfortunate few, the usually benign bug hacks the heart’s cellular electrical communication system and sometimes proves fatal.
To help address potential ventilator shortages, mechanical engineers at Virginia Tech have partnered with a Carilion Clinic physician to upgrade bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines, commonly used for treating sleep apnea, into makeshift ventilators.
Forty million Americans are infected with a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii. New research by scientists at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC describes how brain circuits change as the parasite finds long-term shelter inside brain cells.
The spacecraft has been transmitting images and data from this layer back to ground stations. The entire science team, which includes Virginia Tech researchers, is now working on analyzing the raw data.
Using the unique capabilities of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers led by Virginia Tech’s Nahum Arav has discovered the most energetic outflows ever witnessed in the universe. “These outflows are crucial for the understanding of galaxies' formation,” Arav said.
Michelle Dickerson, second-year doctoral student in biomedical engineering and mechanics in Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, understands the value of hard work, facing problems head-on, and passing that knowledge to others to improve their quality of life.
When emerging plant pathogens go undetected, they have the potential to negatively affect food industries, conservation efforts, and even human health. And, just like emerging human pathogens, such as the 2019 novel Coronavirus, emerging plant pathogens need to be diagnosed as soon as possible to prevent them from spreading.
The inaugural Mitzi L. Frank Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to Jesse Janoski, a first-year graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences, who is researching cancer and circadian rhythms.
Mouchrek is the first Virginia Tech graduate student to earn an Individualized Interdisciplinary Ph.D., called an IPhD. She also will be the student speaker at the Fall Graduate School Commencement Ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 20 at Cassell Coliseum.
What should drivers know about emerging vehicle technologies? Graduate student and VTTI researcher Alexandria Noble is studying driver training methods and received an award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society for her research.