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Marc Edwards, Mona Hanna-Attisha named to Time 100 list

Virginia Tech’s Marc Edwards, who helped bring international attention to the water contamination in Flint, Mich., has been selected for the 2016 TIME 100.

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Women’s lacrosse: No. 11 UVA tops Virginia Tech, 14-7

The No. 11 UVA women’s lacrosse team closed out the regular season with a 14-7 win at Virginia Tech on a rainy Friday night.

Student group preparing for summer trip to Nepal to rebuild irrigation system

In 2014, three Virginia Tech juniors teamed up to form Service Without Borders, a Virginia Tech student organization.

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Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Justin Fuente

Virginia Tech football coach Justin Fuente talks with reporters on the ACC spring football teleconference.

Researchers say community livelihoods depend upon accurate wildlife estimates

Evidence of wildlife passage, such as tracks, scat and disturbed surroundings, is an accurate tool for assessing wildlife conservation.

Virginia Tech plant ecologist receives grant to study invasive agricultural weed

A Virginia Tech researcher will spend five years ‘deep in the weeds’ of Johnsongrass research with the help of a $5 million grant from the USDA.

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Solar table created by student is first of its kind

As part of Virginia Tech’s Earth Week 2016 activities, the university will install its first solar powered table near Pritchard Hall.

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Eric Hallerman advises FDA on approving world’s first genetically modified animal

Eric Hallerman, professor of fish conservation at Virginia Tech, advised the FDA on the issues surrounding transgenic Atlantic salmon.


Virginia Tech computer scientists present new method to reconstruct signaling pathways

Understanding the nature of signaling pathways is an increasingly important part of biomedical research.

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Virginia Tech professor: Flint water still not safe to drink

The water in Flint, Michigan, water is still not safe to drink, said Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edwards, a nationally renowned expert on municipal water quality.


Virginia Tech research team fights the spread of damaging invasive pests

The relentless march of pests inspired a team of Virginia Tech researchers to apply new methods of modeling and simulation.

Ocean wave energy harvesting nets Virginia Tech $2 million Department of Energy grant

Energy potential from ocean waves could make up 64 percent of the electricity generated from all sources in the U.S.

Virginia Tech team tests alternative to lead-based piezoelectric materials

For post-doctoral researcher Deepam Maurya, getting the lead out is not a colloquialism for working fast.

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.

3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance

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.