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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...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
FDA Approves New Treatment for Essential Tremor »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first focused ultrasound device to treat essential tremor in patien...
Monday, July 11, 2016
Virtual i.Lab Removes Geographical Boundaries »
The University of Virginia’s i.Lab is a University-wide initiative that creates a relationship for entrepreneurship and in...
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
When “Bad” Cells Can Actually Be Helpful »
Erica L. Buonomo and her team of colleagues at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified immune cells...
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Apply Now for Virginia Tech's Biotechnology Educators Conference »
On July 27-29, Virginia Tech will host the second annual Biotechnology Educators Conference, to connect science teachers t...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Brain Institute Coming to University of Virginia »
The University of Virginia has a new multi-disciplinary program: the UVA Brain Institute. The new institute will draw upon...
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
George Mason Gets New Professional Science Master’s Degree »
The Professional Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics Management at George Mason University has been approved by both the Pro...
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Virginia Tech to Offer New “Destination Areas” »
Virginia Tech wants to change the way students experience college. The school plans to put an initial $2.6 million into fi...
Friday, April 15, 2016
New Legislation Promotes Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization on College Campuses »
Governor McAuliffe signed into law legislation that directs the Boards of Visitors of public colleges and universities to...
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Virginia Tech professor to Serve as Member of NIH Study Section »
Maria Belen Cassera, an assistant professor of biochemistry in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been appo...
Friday, March 25, 2016
Virginia Tech Approved for School of Neuroscience »
The Virginia Tech School of Neurosciences has been approved by the State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV) for Virginia...

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