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Newly Discovered Mode of Drinking in Mosquitoes Carries Biomedical Implications
BEAM Associate Professor Jake Socha talks about his recent study in Scientific Reports detailing the discovery of a new mode of drinking in mosquitoes, which the researchers have named the burst mode. The team used the synchrotron x-ray facility at Argonne National Laboratory to collect live videos of the mosquitoes' drinking mechanisms.
Mosquitoes and the diseases they carry remain an ongoing focus of public health concern. These new findings on the insect’s feeding mechanisms and modalities could have larger implications for how scientists address mosquito-borne disease transmission in future research.
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General ItemResearchers study the mechanisms behind learning and long-term memory in the brain
Hehuang “David” Xie, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, and his collaborators just published a new study in the journal Nature Communications.
Article ItemIndustrial designers and biomedical engineers team up to address unmet needs of wounded veterans , article
Elham Morshedzadeh, Chris Arena, and Pamela VandeVord (left to right) discuss possible fabrication methods for biomedical device prototypes, including 3D printing. Throughout the new course, students will design a device, application, or system to address an unmet health care need of wounded veterans.
General ItemNSF fellowship allows graduate student to balance research, service, and support
Biomedical engineering doctoral student Cora Esparza is the recent recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship award. The prestigious fellowship will allow Esparza to choose and pursue her own research interests.
General ItemResearchers aim to enhance lost person search and rescue efforts using drones, artificial intelligence
Thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, a group of Virginia Tech engineers hopes to redefine search and rescue protocols by teaming up human searchers with unmanned aerial robots, or drones.
General ItemField campaign exposes students to data and decisions research at the interface of engineering and biology
Shane Ross and David Schmale brought six undergraduate students from partnering colleges to Virginia Tech to conduct data and decisions research in March during spring break.
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