Virginia Tech, (VT) was established as a land grant university in 1872, located in Blackburn, Virginia. VT offers 80 bachelor degree programs, 140 master's degree programs and doctoral degree programs in eight colleges. The student body is over 30,700 students. Notable departments include, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The School of Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering are rated highly by ranking panels. VT is in the process of opening graduate degree programs in the Middle East and Africa. Currently, VT operates in the Dominican Republic and Switzerland.
Biological systems engineering scientist develops critical vaccines for human, pig diseases
Pig herds infected with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome can be financially devastating to farmers. The syndrome causes reproductive failure in sows and respiratory disfunction in young pigs.
Researchers alter mosquito genome in step toward controlling disease
Virginia Tech researchers successfully used a gene disruption technique to change the eye color of a mosquito—a critical step toward new genetic strategies aimed at disrupting the transmission of diseases such as dengue ...
Study of dead wood in old-growth Iranian forest provides information for forest management
Dead wood, such as old stumps and logs, is often overlooked when examining forest's vitality; however, new research from old-growth forests in Iran point out the importance of this often-overlooked forest feature.
Graduate student invents new cancer drug delivery vehicle
(Phys.org)—Sean Hemp of Raleigh, N.C., a Ph.D. student in chemistry in the College of Science, is helping to invent new therapies that target genetic disease and cancer.
Length of yellow caution traffic lights could prevent accidents: study
A couple of years ago, Hesham Rakha misjudged a yellow traffic light and entered an intersection just as the light turned red. A police officer handed him a ticket.
Virus Tracker in a Box allows students to follow the path of a virus in real time
The late Victorian poet Alfred Lord Tennyson may have declared, "I am a part of all that I have met," but a novel classroom tool created by researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech may be the ...
Molecular traffic signals keep cells on the right track, researchers say
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech have found that signaling during crucial parts of cell division is slower than expected to safely enable chromosomes to split and create ...
Veterinary researchers use nanoparticles to target cancer treatment in dogs, cats
When Michael and Sandra Friedlander first came to the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine three years ago with their dog, Grayton, they learned some bad news: Grayton had nasal adenocarcinoma, a form of cancer ...
Forestry geneticists develop tree biomass crop to grow on marginal lands
Two Virginia Tech researchers have received a $1.4 million grant to investigate the genetic regulatory networks that will allow an important bioenergy crop to be bred so it will grow in less than ideal soils and climate.
Virginia Tech unmanned aircraft test site 'fully operational,' FAA says
The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership's Unmanned Aircraft Systems test site program is fully operational and ready to conduct research vital to integrate unmanned aircraft into the nation's airspace, Federal Aviation Administration ...