A new study led by Carla Finkielstein, an associate professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, and Diego Golombek, a professor at the National University of Quilmes, reveals that chronic jet lag impedes the body’s immune system and also changes the tumor microenvironment, favoring tumor growth.
A recent study from the Virginia Tech Department of Biological Sciences shows that the negative effects from climate change on clear water lakes can be mitigated by limiting nutrient pollution from land development in clear-water lakes.
Virginia Tech launched this new interdisciplinary doctoral program in 2018. The first, second, and third cohort are made up of impressive students from diverse backgrounds with extensive research experience, and the program is now recruiting for its fourth cohort.
When the novel coronavirus hit the United States in January, Virginia Tech faculty recognized the nation was on the brink of a COVID-19 pandemic that would affect the university and the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. Hear the inside story about what happened during a virtual HokieTalk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30.
When COVID-19 shook the world at the start of 2020, eventually killing more than 900,000 people worldwide and shuttering economies, the Virginia Tech College of Science took action. The 2020 Virginia Tech College of Science Magazine covers these actions from across every department and program.
The finding gives scientists a path to understand diseases where frequent blood-brain barrier damage occurs, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease.
An aquatic ecosystem forecasting system, developed by Virginia Tech researchers, will measure water quality conditions that can be shared every day with water utilities, drinking water managers, and many other decision-makers.
Chemical ecologists at the Whitehead Lab at Virginia Tech are working to uncover why plants have such diverse chemicals and to determine the functions of these chemicals in plant-microbe and plant-animal interactions.
Josef Uyeda, an assistant professor and evolutionary biologist in the Virginia Tech Department of Biological Sciences, seeks to study evolution across the tree of life from simply looking for patterns of how traits are related, to understanding what causes them to evolve.
After the TECH Together Campaign launched in July, a whopping 76 applications from 20 different colleges and departments were submitted. Of those, 10 finalists and 5 winners have been chosen to implement their creative, innovative, and integrated solutions for the reopening of Virginia Tech campuses this fall.
Starting this week, as students begin to return to campus for the fall semester, the lab’s capacity of 1,000 tests per day will also be dedicated to Virginia Tech students and employees in high-contact roles.
Home to more than 1,200 laboratories, Virginia Tech strives to solve the world’s most complex problems by connecting brilliant minds with powerful technology. But at the end of the day, every researcher is facing the same challenge: copious amounts of laboratory waste.
The center will be administratively established as an institute-level center in the Fralin Life Science Institute and will include faculty participants from at least seven colleges and more than 25 departments on campus.
Using a combination of experiments and mathematical modeling, a team of researchers from the Department of Biological Sciences and the Fralin Life Sciences Institute are beginning to unravel the mechanisms that lie behind tetraploidy - a chromosomal abnormality that is often found in malignant tumors.