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Monday, September 21, 2020

Veterinary college receives $3.5 million NIH grant to develop Lyme disease vaccine

Renowned tick immunobiologist Utpal Pal, professor in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, aims to adapt the rabies vaccination platform to produce antibodies that can protect against Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Virginia Tech research sees continued growth

Research expenditures are up and sponsored awards have increased by 15 percent, building upon the prior year’s expenditure total of $542 million, despite the impact of COVID-19 felt nationally by higher education institutes, according to preliminary fiscal year-end reports.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Virginia Tech researchers begin testing campus wastewater for COVID-19

The advance will allow the university to monitor clusters of campus buildings on a daily basis, testing for the presence of the virus in fecal matter. If the testing shows positive results, the university can then conduct targeted testing among individuals to zero in on possible infections.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Pods useful in fighting the spread of COVID-19

Pods are small groups of people who make a commitment to rigorously following safety measures, including face coverings and physical distancing, outside of the pod, so they can interact with one another more closely and in a more relaxed environment within the pod.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

TECH Together Campaign announces winners and finalists

After the TECH Together Campaign launched in July, a whopping 76 applications from 20 different colleges and departments were submitted. Of those, 10 finalists and 5 winners have been chosen to implement their creative, innovative, and integrated solutions for the reopening of Virginia Tech campuses this fall.

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