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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 ItemVTCRI scientist awarded new federal grant to study cardiac conduction in health, disease
Steven Poelzing, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has received a new five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.
General ItemThe heart: digital or analog? VTCRI researchers shed dramatic new light on disorders of heart bioelectricity
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have found evidence that may disrupt conventional understanding about how electrical activity travels in the heart — a discovery that potentially can lead to new insight into medical problems, such as heart arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death.
General ItemNew approach to super slippery packaging aims to cut down on food waste
New research from Virginia Tech aims to cut down on that waste – and consumer frustration – with a novel approach to creating super slippery industrial packaging.
General ItemStudy identifies possible treatment target for Alzheimer’s, age-related cognitive decline
New research from a collaborative team of neuroscientists and engineers at Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia is shedding light on the underlying mechanisms of brain aging, along with associated neurological diseases.
General ItemVTCRI scientists, Carilion clinicians first to identify perinexus in human heart
Steve Poelzing, associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and Soufian AlMahameed, who was the director of the Carilion Clinic's Center for Atrial Fibrillation, led the research team that first identified the perinexus in the human heart.
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