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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Virginia Catalyst Awards $400,000 to Help Reduce Neonatal and Infant Death »
The Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corporation, known as Virginia Catalyst, has awarded a $400,000 grant to a collab...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
New building at VT increases study of Alzheimer's, diabetes, and other diseases »
A first-of-its kind biomedical facility in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will allow researche...
Friday, February 2, 2018
Elias receives Innovator of the Year award »
The University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group (LVG) has named W. Jeffrey Elias, MD, the 2018 Edlich-Henderson...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
VTCRI Partners with INSIGHTEC to Research Focused Ultrasound Technology »
Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) are working with INSIGHTEC as the first non-clinical...
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Virginia Western Biotechnology Program Honored by the State »
Virginia Western Community College’s biotechnology program has been honored at the State Library of Virginia in Richmond d...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
UVA Licensing & Ventures Group Completes Third Investment »
Since its launch, the UVA LVG Seed Fund has made three investments in companies based on technology developed from UVA res...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
VT receives 1.1M grant to help treat brain tumors »
A $1.1 million grant to Virginia Tech will support a medical device that uses low-energy electrical fields to treat cancer...
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
GMU Scientists Develop Testing that could Help Detect TB Early »
Scientists at George Mason University have developed a nanotechnology that for the first time can measure a sugar molecule...
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Football-Induced Brain Damage, Not Just an NFL Problem. »
This is the final installment of the Richmond Times-Dispatch's series exploring the topic of brain injuries among high sch...
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Gupton Honored at VCU Innovation Reception »
Frank Gupton, Ph.D., the Floyd D. Gottwald Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering,...
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Virginia Catalyst Awards $500,000 to Help Enhance the Recovery from Opioid Overdoses »
The Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corporation, known as Virginia Catalyst, has awarded a $500,000 grant to a collab...
Thursday, November 16, 2017
William & Mary team wins 1st Runner-Up position in iGEM competition »
William & Mary’s team was named First Runner-Up in the 2017 iGEM competition, beating out all but one team in a large...
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Breaking Ground on Expansion »
Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic are breaking ground to expand their research institute, which the partners expect will s...
Friday, August 25, 2017
VCU Engineering Receives $25M Gates Foundation Grant »
The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering has been awarded a $25 million grant from the Bill & Melind...
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Unexpected Loss - Phillip A. Parrish, UVA Interim VP for Research »
Phillip A. Parrish, interim vice president for research at the University of Virginia, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Seven Virginia Universities Sign Groundbreaking Collaboration Agreement »
Seven academic research institutions in Virginia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to share core facilities...
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Germaine M. Louis Named New GMU Dean of the School of Heath and Human Services »
George Mason University has named Germaine M. Louis dean of the School of Heath and Human Services, selecting a deeply com...
Friday, June 16, 2017
Salmon to head Virginia Tech’s new business engagement center »
Brandy Salmon, a former director and program lead at RTI International, has joined Virginia Tech as executive director of...
Thursday, May 11, 2017
UVA-Inova award 1st grants to joint research teams »
The Inova Health System and the University of Virginia have awarded $450,000 to nine UVA-Inova joint research teams for pr...
Monday, February 27, 2017
New Innovation Fund Formed Between Carilion Clinic and VT Foundation »
The Virginia Tech Foundation and Carilion Clinic have formed a $15 million VTC Innovation Fund focused on investing in lif...
Monday, February 13, 2017
VTCRI destination for those with CASK mutation »
Audrey Alves is 2-year-old from California with a great big challenge. There’s a gulf of several inches between where she’...
Saturday, January 28, 2017
UVA Health System Plays Role in Cancer Moonshot Program »
The University of Virginia Health System is playing a leading role in the “cancer moonshot” program, which is designed to...
Friday, January 27, 2017
New Cross Disciplinary Program at UVA's Brain Institute »
The University of Virginia’s new multidisciplinary Brain Institute, established last spring, is backing a new cross-discip...
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
VCU Receives $5 million Gates Grant to Change Affordability of HIV/AIDS Drugs. »
The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering’s Medicines for All project is aiming to make it cheaper to pur...
Thursday, December 22, 2016
UVA, Virginia Tech Carilion Partner to Combine Brain Research Talents »
The University of Virginia-Virginia Tech Carilion Neuroscience Research Collaboration is awarding $550,000 to nine cross-u...
Thursday, December 8, 2016
CIT releases annual report on research commercialization for FY2016 »
The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) just released the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) annual re...
Monday, November 21, 2016
Virginia Tech and CytImmune Working to Reduce Chemo Side Effects »
Virginia Tech scientists have developed a cancer drug that increases the effectiveness of a common chemotherapy treatment...
Friday, November 4, 2016
New Start-Up is Reducing the Toxic Threat of Pesticides »
Agrospheres a new undergraduate-led company at the University of Virginia is a bioengineering start-up that has created a...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
The Benefit of Mentorship and Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration »
When Zakk Walterscheid came to the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, after earning adegree in biomedical en...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
John Herr, Scientist and Entrepreneur, Dies At Age 68 »
John C. Herr, 68, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Research in Contraceptive and Reproductive Health, d...
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
UVa Study Shows Immune System Affects Social Behavior »
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the immune system directly affects, and...
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Virginia Tech to House Molecular Sciences Software Institute »
Virginia Tech will lead a $19.4 million initiative to build a national team of software scientists to design and build new...
Friday, July 29, 2016
Virginia Tech Study Shows Some People Have a Predisposition to Accumulate Fat »
A group of researchers at Virginia Tech discovered a molecular mechanism behind fat cell growth and expansion that suggest...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Why Does Poison Ivy Grow? »
That is the questions a team of researchers at Virginia Tech are trying to answer through a new project. John Jelesko...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
ODU and Norfolk Open Center for Innovation »
The Old Dominion University Innovation Center was created through a partnership between ODU's Center for Enterprise Innova...

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