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Divergent age-dependent peripheral immune transcriptomic profile following traumatic brain injury
(Springer Nature, 2019-06-12)
The peripheral immune system is a major regulator of the pathophysiology associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI). While age-at-injury influences recovery from TBI, the differential effects on the peripheral immune ...
Tree growth and resilience to extreme drought across an urban land-use gradient
Understanding the response of urban forests to extreme climatic events, such as drought, will be essential to predicting impacts of climate change on the urban tree canopy and related ecosystem services. This study evaluated ...
(Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2018-11-07)
This discussion panel unpacks the political, economic, and social impacts of resilience. Panelists speak to resilience in the trade industry, climate change, the human body, and the commonalities between the three.
(Virginia Tech. University Libraries, 2012-09)
Erika Meitner discusses her new book: Ideal Cities. This collection of autobiographical narrative and lyric poems explores the relationship between body and place—specifically the pleasures and dangers of women’s corporeal ...
DeepARG: a deep learning approach for predicting antibiotic resistance genes from metagenomic data
Background Growing concerns about increasing rates of antibiotic resistance call for expanded and comprehensive global monitoring. Advancing methods for monitoring of environmental media (e.g., wastewater, agricultural ...
Confronting Challenges at the Intersection of Rurality, Place, and Teacher Preparation: Improving Efforts in Teacher Education to Staff Rural Schools
(Mercy College, 2016)
Recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers in rural schools is a persistent struggle in many countries, including the U.S. While rural education researchers have long lamented the struggle to recruit and retain ...
Vacancy and access to food: Spatially addressing food insecurity in urban Appalachia
(A|Z ITU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture, 2016-11)
This study examines food deserts in Roanoke, Virginia in the United States and explores ways to address food insecurity by utilizing vacant lots. In the State of Virginia, there are 200 food desert census tracts. Twenty-nine ...
The Effect of Binaural Beats on Visuospatial Working Memory and Cortical Connectivity
Binaural beats utilize a phenomenon that occurs within the cortex when two different frequencies are presented separately to each ear. This procedure produces a third phantom binaural beat, whose frequency is equal to the ...
Student Persistence Through Uncertainty Toward Successful Creative Practice
To increase creative practice among students in engineering and other disciplines, an interdisciplinary instructor team developed a cross-college undergraduate course aimed at open ideation and creative inquiry. One skill ...
Toward neurobehavioral metrics of social function: Examples from autism
Pearl Chiu, researcher at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, describes the use of behavioral economic games and functional magnetic resonance imaging in the exploration of social symptoms of autism and lists ...