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ICTAS Connection, June 2012
(Virginia Tech, 2012-06)
This newsletter details new developments in staff and programs for ICTAS. In this issue: Emerging Research Thrust, LEED™ Certification of ICTAS II, ICTAS-funded seed awards 2012, and more.
Computational approaches for discovery of common immunomodulators in fungal infections: towards broad-spectrum immunotherapeutic interventions
Background Fungi are the second most abundant type of human pathogens. Invasive fungal pathogens are leading causes of life-threatening infections in clinical settings. Toxicity to the host and drug-resistance are two major ...
Protein-aided formation of triangular silver nanoprisms with enhanced SERS performance
(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016-05-10)
In this work, we present a modified seed-mediated synthetic strategy for the growth of silver nanoprisms with low shape polydispersity, narrow size distribution and tailored plasmonic absorbance. During the seed nucleation ...
The assembly of integrated rat intestinal-hepatocyte cultures
The jejunum is the segment of the small intestine responsible for several metabolism and biotransformation functions. In this report, we have cultured rat jejunum explants in vitro and integrated them with hepatocyte ...
Seamless Integration of Technology & Society for a Sustainable Future
(Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), Virginia Tech, 2011-02-16)
Recent advances in understanding the terminal Ediacaran Earth-life system in South China and Arctic Siberia
The terminal Ediacaran contains dramatic changes in biogeochemical cycles, many of which are closely coupled with evolutionary transitions in the corresponding fossil records. Dynamic redox conditions may have caused a ...
Wind Plant Aerodynamics - A Spectral Analysis for Energy Entrainment
During the first portion of this seminar, extensive PIV data collected from a scaled down 3 blade, 3 x 5 turbine array is shown. In order to understand how large-scales motions play a role in providing mean kinetic energy ...
Processing method for grain-oriented lead-free piezoelectric Na0.5Bi0.5TiO3—BaTiO3 ceramics exhibiting giant performance
(United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2017-09-26)
Textured ceramic compositions having improved piezoelectric characteristics as compared with their random counterparts are provided. Methods of making the compositions and devices using them are also included. More ...
Recognition Luncheon for American Electric Power Foundation and Mr. Joseph H. Vipperman, Jr.
(Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), Virginia Tech, 2011-05-03)
ICTAS Scientific Report 2010
(Virginia Tech, 2010)
This 172-page report, published in 2010, compiles many of the research projects that ICTAS awards helped to fund.