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Meet Dr. Jenny Munson, a cancer scientist at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Dr. Jenny Munson is a principal investigator at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute who studies the tumor microenvironment in cancers, including glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer.…

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Researchers identify behavioral adaptations that may help Antarctic fishes to adapt to warming Southern Ocean

In a new study published in PLOS ONE, Michael Friedlander and his team at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute describe how Antarctic fishes with and without hemoglobin react to acute thermal…

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Meet Dr. Wynn Legon, a new neuroscientist at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Introducing Wynn Legon, Ph.D. – a new principal investigator who has been at the forefront of the use of focused ultrasound to modulate human brain activity for a decade. Dr. Legon's lab…

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Holden Hall Renovation: State of the art learning for generations of Hokies.

Originally built in 1940, the expansion and renovations at Holden Hall are set to deepen research, enhance experiential learning, and boost recruiting opportunities for the Virginia Tech College of…

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Meet Dr. Scott Johnstone, a new cardiovascular investigator at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

As we continue our series focused on the newest faculty members working in our brand new, $90-million biomedical research addition facility, it's our pleasure to introduce Scott Johnstone, Ph.D.…

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Helmet Lab research will have big impact on equestrians

Stefan Duma and the Helmet Lab team at Virginia Tech are developing a system to evaluate equestrian helmets. Ultimately, they want to reduce injuries for riders by providing helmet manufacturers with…

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Meet Dr. Yassine Sassi, a new cardiovascular investigator seeking new therapies for heart and respiratory diseases

Introducing Yassine Sassi, Ph.D. – a new principal investigator who studies the role of RNAs and cyclic nucleotide pathways in heart and respiratory diseases. Dr. Sassi’s lab is located…

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Meet Dr. Jessica Pfleger, a new cardiovascular researcher at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Housed in the brand new biomedical research addition at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, the main focus of Jessica Pfleger's research is to investigate the molecular mechanisms that…

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Tour the state-of-the-art Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC Addition

With wet laboratories, meeting spaces, and offices to accommodate 400 additional researchers, students, and support staff, the $90-million, 139,000-square-foot addition enables the Fralin Biomedical…

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Creating a sustainable foundation for products worldwide

Students and faculty at the Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design are studying how pallets behave while carrying different types of packages. The research will help manufacturers design new…

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Researching the value of hemp waste

The legalization of hemp and marijuana is fueling the emergence of the CBD industry, ultimately leading to the production of the large quantities of extracted Cannabis flower waste. A faculty and…

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Calling all mini pig parents!

The popularity of pet pigs is on the rise, and we want to be sure these porky pals are living their best lives. However, there are currently no objective survey tools to measure quality of life…

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E-scooters return to Virginia Tech providing opportunities for research, alternative transportation

E-scooters will soon reappear on Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus as a continuation of a naturalistic driving study led by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and Ford-owned…

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Testing The Efficacy of Equine Therapy Treatments

Graduate student Tracy Schmidt is utilizing her experience as an equestrian to study the effectiveness of a new market of therapeutics aimed at improving recovery times for horses.

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Researching flavors for meat alternatives to endangered fish species

Cierra James, a graduate student in the Department of Food Science and Technology, is working to analyze the compounds that give Yellowfin and Bluefin tuna their flavor. The idea is to create a…

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Bioplastic development means new way of sustainability on farms

CALS assistant professor Dr. Rebecca Cockrum, and graduate student Hailey Galyon are working to develop a bioplastic from bacteria in order to replace single-use plastics on farms.

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