A new article published by Virginia Tech researchers and graduate students has revealed that soybean root nodules harbor high abundances of atypical non-nitrogen fixing bacteria, a discovery that has the potential to improve the crop resilience and yield of the crop.
Virginia Tech scientists with the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have revealed how different levels of a mitochondrial genetic mutation could cause a rare form of adult-onset diabetes in some people and a childhood-onset progressive neurodegenerative disorder in others.
Clément Vinauger has discovered new neurobiology associated with mosquito vision and sense of smell that explains how Aedes aegypti mosquitoes track their victims. These findings were recently published in the journal Current Biology.
Rudd, professor and head of the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, has gained national and international recognition in rural leadership development and viable rural communities.
The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) portal is a new tool available to researchers and students at Virginia Tech who are interested in conducting research that will improve health outcomes across the commonwealth.
During her two decades at Virginia Tech, Miller has focused on tackling new and difficult problems facing urban pest management. Her research has centered on a wide variety of urban pests, including German cockroaches, subterranean termites, fire ants, and bed bugs.
Thanks to a new collaboration between the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station and weather-intelligence provider WeatherSTEM, local forecasting technologies around the state are helping farmers prepare for and weather the storm.
Beginning in August, Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Department of Forestry will co-host multiple workshops providing information and tools for families looking into forest and/or farmland transfers. Running through December, the workshops will span Farmville, Harrisonburg, Roanoke, Lebanon, and Providence Forge.
Virginia Tech biochemist Brandon Jutras has discovered the cellular component that contributes to Lyme arthritis, a debilitating and extremely painful condition that is the most common late stage symptom of Lyme disease.
Brown has been a student, an Extension agent, an administrator, an Alumni Association leader, a proud parent of two Virginia Tech alumni, an enthusiastic Hokie fan, dean of students, and assistant to the vice president for Student Affairs.