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Mathematical model of broadly reactive plasma cell production
(Nature Research, 2020)
Strain-specific plasma cells are capable of producing neutralizing antibodies that are essential for clearance of challenging pathogens. These neutralizing antibodies also function as a main defense against disease ...
Diverse GABAergic neurons organize into subtype-specific sublaminae in the ventral lateral geniculate nucleus
In the visual system, retinal axons convey visual information from the outside world to dozens of distinct retinorecipient brain regions and organize that information at several levels, including either at the level of ...
Mitochondrial uncoupler BAM15 reverses diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance in mice
(Nature Research, 2020-05-14)
Obesity is a health problem affecting more than 40% of US adults and 13% of the global population. Anti-obesity treatments including diet, exercise, surgery and pharmacotherapies have so far failed to reverse obesity ...
College Of Science 2020-26 Strategic Plan
(Virginia Tech College of Science, 2020)
Our plan to educate and inspire a new generation of scientists who will change the world.
Biological Sciences Newsletter, Fall/Winter 2019/2020
(Virginia Tech. Department of Biological Sciences, 2020)
This is a newsletter for alumni, friends, and colleagues of the Biological Sciences Department at Virginia Tech.
Physical Measures to Reduce Exposure to Tap Water-Associated Nontuberculous Mycobacteria
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) that cause human disease can be isolated from household tap water. Easy-to-use physical methods to reduce NTM from this potential source of exposure are needed. Filters and UV disinfection ...
Growth Temperature, Trehalose, and Susceptibility to Heat in Mycobacterium avium
<i>Mycobacterium avium</i> is capable of an adaptive, reversible response to high-temperature survival depending on its growth temperature. Trehalose concentrations of <i>M. avium</i> cells grown at 42 °C were significantly ...
Museum of Geosciences Annual Report 2019-20
(Virginia Tech. Department of Geosciences, 2020)
In March 2020 the world and Virginia Tech entered the era of COVID-19. Our operations and metrics will no doubt change. The Museum of Geosciences (MoGs) is a tangible way the Department of Geosciences fulfills Virginia ...
Mechanism of sphingosine 1-phosphate clearance from blood
(Portland Press, 2020-03-06)
The interplay of sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) synthetic and degradative enzymes as well as S1P exporters creates concentration gradients that are a fundamental to S1P biology. Extracellular S1P levels, such as in blood ...
Threat-induced anxiety during goal pursuit disrupts amygdala-prefrontal cortex connectivity in posttraumatic stress disorder
To investigate how unpredictable threat during goal pursuit impacts fronto-limbic activity and functional connectivity in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we compared military veterans with PTSD (n = 25) vs. trauma-exposed ...