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Virginia Tech researchers attack cancers, Parkinson’s with electrical fields

January 18th, 2018

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced funding for Virginia Tech’s research on electrotherapy, a process that attacks brain cancer and tumors associated with Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy. Virginia Tech researchers are enabling doctors to treat brain tumors once considered ino[...]

Five-star hockey helmet changes the game for consumers

December 7th, 2017

When the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab released its first set of ratings for hockey helmets in 2015, the top of the chart was empty. No helmet had earned the highest score of five stars. That vacancy has just been filled, and the first-ever five-star rating awarded to the CCM FitLite 500.  [...]

Study contradicts common practice of tailgating at traffic lights

November 30th, 2017

When pulling up to a traffic light, most drivers get pretty close to the car in front of them, leaving just several feet of space between their bumper and the next.  The practice of packing tightly at traffic lights is widely accepted. Traditional thinking says the closer a car is to a[...]

Virginia Tech students plunge into biomedical ‘shark tank’ at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

November 21st, 2017

Teams of students from engineering, business, and the Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health (TBMH) graduate program at Virginia Tech dove headlong into a biomedical “shark tank” at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) on Nov. 17, working together to turn great [...]

Grant puts research team on track to treat brain cancer

November 6th, 2017

Pictures of dogs and their smiling owners line a wall of John Robertson’s office in Kelly Hall. Each canine, from Spanky, the Boston terrier, to Lena, the miniature schnauzer, battled brain cancer and lived longer than expected, thanks to a clinical trial at the Virginia-Maryl[...]

Anti-frosting technology qualifies student team for Collegiate Inventors Competition finals

October 26th, 2017

Ice and frost may be picturesque hallmarks of winter, but they come with an expensive trade-off. Delayed flights, frost-laden car windshields, and power outages are inconveniences caused by ice that add up to billions of dollars lost for companies and consumers every year. A Virginia Te[...]

Study takes a unique approach to new generation of smart drug delivery carriers

October 26th, 2017

  Imagine a tiny capsule, smaller than the tip of a needle, that could be programmed to release medicine at a specific location in your body and is inexpensive, easy to make, and more effective than the traditional pharmaceuticals we know today. In addition, after delivering its med[...]

Stefan Duma named a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society

September 29th, 2017

Stefan Duma, the Harry Wyatt Professor of Engineering and interim director of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, has been named a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society, or BMES. Duma is the first BMES Fellow at Virginia Tech. The award recognizes society [...]

Andrew Kemper - Scholar of the Week

July 21st, 2017

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation recognizes Andrew Kemper, an assistant professor in the biomedical engineering and mechanics (BEAM) department and the Center for Injury Biomechanics, for his research into the biomechanics of human impact injury and the engineering o[...]

Raffaella De Vita and Alexander Leonessa receive Alumni Award for Outreach Excellence

June 13th, 2017

Raffaella De Vita, associate professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics, and Alexander Leonessa, associate professor of mechanical engineering; both in the College of Engineering, have received the university’s 2017 Alumni Award for Outreach Excellence. Full Story: https://vtnews.vt.[...]


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