New ways to help people resist the siren call of alcohol have not kept pace — which leaves health care providers stuck with the same intervention and rehabilitation options they have been using for decades. But now, Virginia Tech scientists are studying whether people battling alcohol use disorder might gain some relief by “pre-experiencing” the future.
With a $2.3 million award from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, an interdisciplinary team of Virginia Tech researchers led by Masoud Agah are working to revolutionize a testing process for harmful pollutants, in particular, for truck drivers.
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 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.
Collins, who has led Cornell’s college of engineering since 2010, was a key member of the leadership team that successfully bid to partner with New York City to build Cornell Tech, which opened its Roosevelt Island campus in 2017.
Last fall, 40 first-year students began the inaugural journey into this unique undergraduate learning experience. At the first semester’s end, they shared their most recent work with David Calhoun, as well as the program’s leadership and industry partners.
The new center, housed under the Fralin Life Sciences Institute, will engage with a diverse set of stakeholders, create a safe space for difficult conversations with the public around coastal-zone issues, and establish a Coastal Zone Observatory.
The Economical and Sustainable Materials Destination Area supported a proposal for a $1 million DOE grant to advance a research team’s development of an innovative electrolyte for safe and higher energy density vehicle transportation batteries.
Virginia Tech paleontologist Sterling Nesbitt and University Libraries’ 3D Design Studio Manager Max Ofsa are scanning, digitizing, and replicating prehistoric bones using a modern form of paleontology.=https://video.vt.edu/media/Preserving+history+through+modern+paleontology/1_1x6w7kgi/
A new study by Jake Socha, professor in biomedical engineering and mechanics in Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science journal shows that insects experience physiological effects of gravity similar to that of humans.