June 23, 2017

Child Safety or Parental Duty: New Study Maps Out Core Concepts in the Vaccination Debate

A new study from the Biocomplexity Institute suggests that the debate around vaccination on social media may hinge more on different understandings of risk, responsibility, and credibility than any particular set of scientific data.

June 20, 2017

Biocomplexity Institute’s Ebola-tested Tools Help Set New Standard for Federal Disease Control

Biocomplexity Institute researchers are building an online network designed to help disease experts share information, identify warning signs of impending epidemics, and coordinate effective response strategies for ongoing outbreaks.

June 15, 2017

Researchers Uncover New Immunometabolic Target for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatments

Researchers at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech have discovered a new therapeutic target for inflammatory bowel disease, and it’s right inside our immune cells: a gene known as NLRX1.

June 09, 2017

Music, Video Games, and 3D Printing Introduce High Schoolers to STEM at Summer Workshop

In order for today’s students to be competitive, educators say they need to be exposed to STEM activities early and often. To meet this need, the Biocomplexity Institute began hosting an annual STEM Summer workshop providing a fun, low-pressure way for high schoolers to explore what these scientific fields have to offer.

June 01, 2017

Vaccinating Kids Early During Flu Season Could Have Surprising Economic Impact, New Study Suggests

Researchers used a simulated flu outbreak to measure how targeting certain populations for vaccination can benefit society at large.

May 15, 2017

Top Students Selected for Summer Program that Will Help Shape Government Policy

An intensive summer program pulls together undergraduate, graduate and postdoc students from multiple disciplines to find solutions to some of the most pressing social issues of our time. The Data Science for Public Good (DSPG) program is a joint effort of the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech and the Honors College.

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