April 27, 2017

Personalized Healthcare Leader Receives Accolades

Dr. Josep Bassaganya-Riera wins 2017 Innovator Award

April 06, 2017

Successful Drug Trial Hints at Safer, More Effective Treatments for Flu

With hospitalizations estimated in the hundreds of thousands for influenza, research is more important than ever. Researchers at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech’s Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML) have recently explored a new therapeutic target to treat flu infection.

April 05, 2017

“Color-blind” Sentencing Can’t Cure Racial Bias in US Criminal Justice System, New Study Suggests

By re-creating real-world incarceration trends within a computational model, Virginia Tech researchers have created a toolset that can estimate how a set of criminal justice reforms will impact overall rates of imprisonment.

March 29, 2017

Hopping the Species Barrier: Harmful Bacteria Discovered in Both Amphibians and Mammals

Once thought to affect mainly humans and livestock, Brucella bacteria are now being found in species scientists never expected. Previously unknown strains of the bacteria were recently discovered in African bullfrogs.

March 22, 2017

National Academy of Sciences Committees Tap Top Biocomplexity Institute Affiliates

Charles W. Steger, president emeritus of Virginia Tech, has been appointed to a three-year term as a member of the Division of Earth and Life Studies (DELS) committee of the National Academy of Sciences. Steger's honor follows closely on the heels of another Biocomplexity Institute affiliate who was named to the National Academy's Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security Committee, Sallie Keller.

March 20, 2017

Solving the Immunity Puzzle Takes Collaboration Among Different Fields

Studying the human immune system is like trying to work a vast, multidimensional jigsaw puzzle with pieces that are constantly changing shape. A recent paper in Trends in Immunology explores how technology is helping scientists arrive at faster, more effective solutions.

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