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Researchers use new technology to sequence mosquito sex chromosome

A team of researchers at Virginia Tech has sequenced the Y chromosome in a family of malaria-spreading mosquitoes.

Researchers closer to understanding how certain cancers resist treatment

An international team has discovered that an abnormal amount of chromosomes may be why certain cancers resist medical treatment.

Truckers with sleep apnea who do not follow treatment have greater crash risk

Truck drivers who have sleep apnea and do not attempt to adhere to a mandated treatment program have an increased risk of a severe crash.

240-million-year-old fossils provide new insight into how dinosaurs grew

Paleontologists at Virginia Tech have found muscle-scared fossil leg bones of one of the closest cousins of dinosaurs.

Virginia Tech’s Board of Visitors approves revisions to Undergraduate Honor Code

The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved changes to the Undergraduate Honor Code, that will emphasize academic integrity as a learning process.

Virginia Tech scientists use insect perfumes to lure stink bugs to expendable crops

When a stink bug finds a plant to eat, it produces a pheromone that alerts other stink bugs to the food source, similar to the ringing of a dinner bell.

Virginia Tech researchers help world’s newest atom-smasher achieve ‘first turns’

Researchers with Virginia Tech’s College of Science have helped Japan’s SuperKEKB particle accelerators achieve its “first turns.”

Researchers work to bring health care into sync with internal clocks

Many patients choose to end treatment early and risk the return of their cancer rather than suffer such a dramatic detriment to their quality of life.

Virginia Tech Hackathon focuses on health and wellness apps

A hackathon focused on developing apps for use on mobile devices to improve health and wellness care will be hosted by Virginia Tech.

Award-winning app reveals where resources are most needed in weather emergencies

When extreme weather strikes, isolated populations often find themselves vulnerable in the face of environmental hazards.

Virginia Cooperative Extension: Move More, Virginia!

A collection of online resources is being offered to citizens of the commonwealth through the Move More, Virginia! initiative.

Seven tips to keep pests – and pesticides – out of your garden

Maybe you’re one of those backyard gardeners who can’t wait to get dirt under their fingernails. With the last-freeze date upon us, your motivation should be high!

Virginia Tech team investigates vascular health, traumatic brain injury

Every year, traumatic brain injury afflicts more than 1.7 million people in the United States and leads to 52,000 deaths.

Researchers seek ways to extract rare earth minerals from coal

Virginia Tech researchers are working with partners in a $1 million pilot project to recover rare earth elements from coal.

Patient-centered learning at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

The most important item in Room 106 at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is a box of tissues.

Virginia Tech alum on team to record sound of colliding black holes

Scientists have recorded the sound of two black holes colliding, a blockbuster moment in the science community that proves Albert Einstein’s century-old theory of relativity.

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Men’s tennis: No. 2 Virginia downs No. 53 Virginia Tech, 6-1

The No. 2 Virginia men’s tennis team (10-2, 2-0 ACC) closed out its first weekend of ACC contests with a 6-1 victory at No. 53 Virginia Tech (8-3, 1-1 ACC) on Sunday.

Tarantula named in honor of Virginia Tech entomologist

Paul Marek can now add “Spider Man” to his list of professional titles. The Virginia Tech assistant professor of entomology has had an actual spider named after him.

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2016 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance scheduled for April 16 at Virginia Tech

The 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance to honor and remember those who lost their lives on April 16, 2007, is scheduled for April 16 on the Virginia Tech campus.

Virginia Tech study tackles most common heart disease in dogs

A clinical research study at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech might help other dogs with similar heart conditions.

Researcher helps keep salts from mining, irrigation from freshwater

Aquatic life can suffer when high concentrations of dissolved salts enter freshwater ecosystems, a process known as salinization.

Virginia Tech researchers call for public water quality reports to directly address water safety

Is your water safe to drink? A Virginia Tech research team suggests that annual water quality reports should more directly answer this question.

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Women’s basketball: Virginia falls 60-55 at Virginia Tech

The Virginia women’s basketball team (16-14, 6-10 ACC) fell to Virginia Tech (17-12, 5-11 ACC) 60-55 on Sunday (Feb. 28) at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va.

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine nontraditional interview process helps select future physicians

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine uses the multiple mini interview, MMI for short, method of assessing an applicant’s potential.

Virginia Tech researchers determine driver risks using large-scale, crash-only naturalistic database

Drivers increase their crash risk nearly tenfold when they get behind the wheel while observably angry, sad, crying, or emotionally agitated.

Virginia Tech researchers awarded Microsoft grant to pioneer mixed reality research

A Microsoft research grant will allow researchers from Virginia Tech to explore the potential uses of its HoloLens devices for advancing research in the area of mixed reality.

Virginia Tech scientists discover way to track, stop human, agricultural viruses

A Virginia Tech scientist has found a way to not only track viral hijackers, but also potentially stop them from replicating.

Virginia Tech team wins grant to integrate substance-misuse treatment into curriculums

A Virginia Tech team led by Nancy Brossoie, senior research associate at the Center for Gerontology, has been awarded a $945,000 grant to provide substance-misuse treatment training to students in undergraduate and graduate health professions in Southwest Virginia.


VMI hangs around for a half, but Virginia Tech dominates second half, wins 76-52

The Virginia Tech Hokies used a +13 margin on the glass in the second half to outscore the VMI Keydets by 24 points over the final 20 minutes, en route to a 76-52 victory at Cassell Coliseum Saturday evening in Blacksburg.


Virginia Tech engineers to study wireless networks in dense venues such as arenas, theaters

Two Virginia Tech electrical and computer engineering faculty members are the lead investigators on a $1.37 million, international research project that may lead to higher performance for wireless networks in densely populated venues including arenas, theaters, and transportation hubs.

Virginia Tech scientists find way to to make resistant brain cancer cells sensitive to treatment

Scientists from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and clinicians from Carilion Clinic have discovered how to sensitize drug-resistant human glioblastoma cells to chemotherapy.

Marching Virginians aim to collect 66,233 cans of food at Hokies for the Hungry event

The Marching Virginians and New Life Christian Fellowship will join forces again this year to sponsor a massive canned food drive in conjunction with the Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina football game Nov. 21.

Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Monday at his weekly press conference.

Hwy 55 declares Nov. 21 Frank Beamer Day, will feature a Beamer Frank

While Gameday will not honor Virginia Tech Head Football Coach Frank Beamer with an appearance in Blacksburg at his last home game, Hwy 55 will.

Proposed Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience expected to attract big interest from undergrads

Virginia Tech’s proposed School of Neuroscience promises to be a unique program in the nation, one that will study not only disorders of the brain, such as Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury, but also the mind itself, including decision-making, behavior, and creativity.

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Study incorporates ecological processes into Earth system models to improve climate change predictions

A professor in Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment is launching a new project to enable scientists to look many decades ahead and predict the effectiveness of land management practices in agriculture and forestry to mitigate climate change.

ACC Coaches Teleconference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Wednesday’s ACC Coaches Teleconference.

Virginia Tech football player plans field day for Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia

What started as a class project has turned into an opportunity to live out the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), for Trey Edmunds of Danville, Virginia, a senior majoring in communications in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and a running back on the Virginia Tech football team.

Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Monday. The Hokies (4-5, 2-3 ACC) travel to Georgia Tech (3-6, 1-5 ACC) on Thursday.

Virginia Tech student veterans reflect on their military service

Trey VanHout of Roseland, Virginia, a junior majoring in materials science and engineering in the College of Engineering, grew up a Hokie fan. He said he loved the football team and Virginia Tech appealed to him as one of the best engineering schools in the nation.


Virginia Tech researchers test ‘smart’ simulations to analyze unknown variables in immune response

Technology to predict how our bodies will manage chronic diseases such as Crohn’s disease and inflammatory bowel disease promises to accelerate the discovery of new treatments, identify leads for further study, and occasionally uncover hidden knowledge about how our immune system operates.

Virginia Tech named a 2016 Military Friendly School

In recognition of the university’s commitment to student and employee veterans, Virginia Tech has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, which focuses on transitioning military personnel into civilian life.


Virginia Tech awarded two-year research project on the economics of housing in Virginia

Housing is part of the economic infrastructure of local communities and it is intertwined with other key economic components including construction, finance, property management, legal services, and professional services.

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ESPN is thinking about a Nov. 21 College GameDay at Virginia Tech: Seriously?

Virginia Tech is “under consideration” to host ESPN College GameDay for Frank Beamer’s home finale on Nov. 21.

Um, yeah.

“While the slate of games on Nov. 21 is as competitive on paper as we will see all year, Coach Beamer’s last home game will be considered amongst the other games that will have an impact on the College Football Playoff,” GameDay producer Lee Fitting told the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Thursday.

Curtis, a Virginia Tech Veterinary Teaching Hospital patient who snacked on a skewer, wins national competition

A 5-year-old boxer with a habit of eating things he shouldn’t has won a national competition for the most unusual pet insurance claim after swallowing a wooden BBQ skewer and having it removed at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech nearly a year later.