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Scientists Restore Tumor-Fighting Structure to Mutated Breast Cancer Proteins


Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have successfully determined the full architecture of the breast cancer susceptibility protein (BRCA1) for the first time. This three-dimensional information provides a potential pathway to...
21-Sep-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Landmark Study Suggests Risks Vary Widely in Drone-Human Impacts


Virginia Tech’s world-renowned injury biomechanics group and its FAA-approved UAS test site in Blacksburg, Virginia, have just released the first peer-reviewed academic study to offer quantitative data on injury risk associated with potential...
19-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Virginia Tech Biochemists Dip Into the Health Benefits of Olives and Olive Oil


A Virginia Tech research team discovered that the olive-derived compound oleuropein helps prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.
12-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Federal Snack Program Does Not Yield Expected Impacts, Virginia Tech Researchers Find

A well-intentioned government regulation designed to offer healthier options in school vending machines has failed to instill better snacking habits in a sample of schools in Appalachian Virginia, according to a study by Virginia Tech researchers.
25-Aug-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Virginia Tech Team Develops Novel 3-D Printed High-Performance Polymer That Could Be Used in Space


With this breakthrough, the high-performance polymer now could theoretically be used in any shape, size, or structure. And not just within the aerospace industry. The same material can be found in scores of electronic devices, including cell phones...
24-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Discover Potentially Harmful Airborne Nanoparticles Produced Through Burning of Coal


Environmental scientists led by the Virginia Tech College of Science have discovered that the burning of coal produces incredibly small airborne particles of a highly unusual form of titanium oxide with the potential to be toxic to humans.
3-Aug-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Research Could Make Dew Droplets So Small, They're Invisible


By better understanding the behavior of water in its smallest form, a Virginia Tech professor and his undergraduate student could be improving the efficiency of removing condensation in a major way.
27-Jul-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Physics Researchers Eye Experimental Box as Key to Tracking Nuclear Activity by Rogue Nations


Researchers at the Virginia Tech College of Science are carrying out a research project at Dominion Power’s North Anna Nuclear Generating Station in Virginia that could lead to a new turning point in how the United Nations tracks rogue nations...
25-Jul-2017 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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