Tag: RESEARCH

New discovery about beliefs could prove a useful tool in addiction treatment

Two identical cigarettes led to a discovery by scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. Study participants inhaled nicotine, yet they showed significantly different brain activity. Why the difference? Some subjects were told their cigarettes were nicotine free.


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UVA prevents diabetic heart condition by amplifying effect of exercise

A researcher at the University of Virginia School of Medicine has magnified a benefit of exercise in mice to provide a “profound” protection from diabetic cardiomyopathy, a potentially deadly heart condition that affects many people with diabetes.


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New agreement with Navy guides diverse research to UVA

The University of Virginia’s Applied Research Institute has signed an agreement with the Navy Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division to support a variety of research efforts, including work in the area of cyber security and big data analytics.


Penta-graphene, a new structural variant of carbon, discovered

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and universities in China and Japan have discovered a new structural variant of carbon called penta-graphene – a very thin sheet of pure carbon that has a unique structure inspired by a pentagonal pattern of tiles found paving the streets of Cairo.


VCU researcher receives NSF grant to extend lifespan of Li-ion batteries

A VCU professor has received a five-year, $505,000 award from the National Science Foundation to make lithium-ion batteries — which power electric vehicles and portable electronic devices — far more efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly.