Tag: Life Sciences

Virginia Tech helped hatch modern turkey industry

A.L. Dean was much more interested in birds such as warblers and robins than he was in turkeys when he was the head of the Department of Poultry Science at Virginia Tech in the 1920s.


Mosquitoes and malaria: Scientists pinpoint how biting cousins have grown apart

Certain species of mosquitoes are genetically better at transmitting malaria than even some of their close cousins, according to a multi-institutional team of researchers including Virginia Tech scientists.


In quest for greener pastures, don’t plant invasive species, Virginia Tech researchers say

Few agribusinesses or governments regulate the types of plants that farmers use in their pastures to feed their livestock, according to an international team of researchers.


Governor McAuliffe announces the Commonwealth’s first Business Plan Competition

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia will host a world class business plan competition during the spring and summer of 2015.


Virginia Tech student researcher studies the core of cider production

It’s been said that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. But one Virginia Tech student researcher is interested in a different phenomenon: how many apples fall from the tree, and how does this affect cider quality?


CIT releases updated Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap

The Center for Innovative Technology announced the release of the Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap for fiscal year 2015.