By studying a person's cognitive performance during advanced brain imaging, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and University of Virginia scientists will determine the accuracy and relationship of blood biomarkers indicating brain injury.
Virginia Tech engineering science and mechanics senior Daniel Surinach is hoping to change the way both researchers and clinicians approach Peyronie’s Disease, a condition in which a soft tissue layer within the penis develops pathologic, fibrous plaques, potentially interfering with sexual function.
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. And participation is rising in the United States, where it’s widely considered a safer alternative to other contact sports like football, which is facing heightened scrutiny.
John Chappell, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics in the College of Engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award.
In a study published in Science Advances, Chang Lu and his team found significant difference in the molecular machinery that turns on and off gene expression between the cerebellum and prefrontal cortex of a mouse brain.
Fog harvesting could help alleviate that shortage, and now an interdisciplinary research team at Virginia Tech has improved the traditional design of fog nets to increase their collection capacity by threefold.