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Open-access article on masked chafer grubs in turfgrass explains management techniques
An article in the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management explains the biology of white grubs, also known as masked chafers, and discusses options for managing them. (2016-03-30)

Fralin researchers use new technology to sequence mosquito sex chromosome
The new information about the Y chromosome will facilitate efforts to reduce female mosquitoes or create sterile males -- strategies of interest to research teams across the world. (2016-03-28)

Louisiana Tech University lecture series to host expert in metabolic, molecular medicine
Dr. Joseph Bass, the Charles F. Kettering Professor of Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine and chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine at Northwestern University, will visit Louisiana Tech University on April 4 as part of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. (2016-03-22)

Crash risk soars among truck drivers who fail to adhere to sleep apnea treatment
The largest study of obstructive sleep apnea and crash risk among CMV drivers involved 1,613 truck drivers with sleep apnea and an equal number of controls. The rate of preventable crashes was 5 times higher among truck drivers with sleep apnea who failed to adhere to PAP therapy, compared with matched controls. In contrast, the crash rate of drivers with sleep apnea who were fully or partially adherent with treatment was statistically similar to controls. (2016-03-21)

A new model for how twisted bundles take shape
In the current issue of Nature Materials, polymer scientists at the UMass Amherst and Virginia Tech identify for the first time the factors that govern the final morphology of self-assembling chiral filament bundles. They also report experimental results supporting their new model. (2016-03-21)

Truckers with sleep apnea who do not follow treatment have greater crash risk
Truck drivers who have obstructive sleep apnea and who do not attempt to adhere to a mandated treatment program have a fivefold increase in the risk of a severe crash. (2016-03-21)

Report examines wages, employment and STEM education for Appalachia Partnership Initiative
The RAND report, intended to set a baseline that will help measure the ongoing success of the effort, includes these key findings: The utilities industry is the STEM-related industry providing the highest median wages in the region. The occupations of engineering and architecture have the highest median wages of STEM-related occupations across all industries. The number of regional jobs in STEM-related industries and occupations is increasing, while those in other industries and occupations are decreasing. (2016-03-16)

Researchers seek ways to extract rare earth minerals from coal
Virginia Tech researchers are working with academic and industry partners in a $1 million pilot project to recover rare earth elements from coal. (2016-03-15)

Kansas State University, Texas Tech to conduct beef cattle production medicine research
Kansas State University and Texas Tech University beef cattle researchers are collaborating on a feedlot cattle production and health research study. (2016-03-15)

Decrypting a collagen's role in schizophrenia
A small peptide generated from a collagen protein may protect the brain from schizophrenia by promoting the formation of neuronal synapses, according to a paper published in The Journal of Cell Biology. The study, 'Collagen-Derived Matricryptins Promote Inhibitory Nerve Terminal Formation in the Developing Neocortex' by Jianmin Su and colleagues, may lead to new approaches to treating the mental disorder. (2016-03-14)

'Daedalus dilemma' of the immune system
Our immune system constantly fights off bacteria and viruses and while doing so needs to find a critical balance between over- and under-reaction. How this balancing act is regulated at the molecular levels was so far poorly understood. First insights are now provided by a scientific team from the University of Vienna which reports that in the defense against group A Streptococci a perfectly synchronized interplay of two immune substances is the key. (2016-03-10)

New report recommends research to improve understanding of relationship between fatigue and crash risk
Insufficient sleep can decrease a commercial motor vehicle driver's level of alertness, which may increase the risk of a crash, yet little is known about effective ways to minimize that risk, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2016-03-10)

Nations ranked on their vulnerability to cyberattacks
Some nations are better prepared than others to deal with damaging cyberattacks from criminals, terrorists and rogue nations. Data experts from the University of Maryland and Virginia Tech have ranked the vulnerability of 44 nations to cyberattacks. The United States ranked 11th safest, while several Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Norway and Finland) ranked the safest. China, India, Russia, Saudi Arabia and South Korea ranked among the most vulnerable. (2016-03-09)

Banning words on Instagram doesn't help -- it makes it worse
A new Georgia Tech study finds that Instagram's decision to ban certain words commonly used by pro-eating disorder (pro-ED) communities has produced an unintended effect. The use of those terms decreased when they were censored in 2012. But users adapted by simply making up new, almost identical words, driving up participation and support within pro-ED groups by as much as 30 percent. (2016-03-09)

Media advisory: USDA officials to address critical plant pest, disease detection
Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), and Osama El-Lissy, Deputy Administrator, Plant Protection and Quarantine Division, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will be key speakers at the National Meeting of the USDA's National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) March 9 in Arlington, Va. (2016-03-08)

Geochemists show experimental verification of principle of detailed balance
Geochemists at Indiana University and Virginia Tech have developed and demonstrated a technique for assessing the validity of a principle that has long been important in thermodynamics and chemical kinetics but has proven resistant to experimental verification. (2016-03-08)

Louisiana Tech University to host LSUHSC physiologist as part of research lecture series
Louisiana Tech University's will host a presentation by Dr. Neil Granger, the Boyd Professor and head of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, on March 14 as part of its New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series. (2016-03-07)

Study sheds new light on post-operative bleeding in newborns
A new study finds significant differences between the blood clot structure in adults and newborns, helping researchers better understand the challenges in addressing post-operative bleeding in neonatal patients. The researchers also found that the current standard of care for treating post-operative bleeding may pose an increased risk of thrombosis in newborns compared to adults, which researchers hadn't suspected. (2016-03-04)

GA Tech nanotech professor honored as SURA Distinguished Scientist
SURA today announced that Zhong Lin Wang, the Hightower Chair in Materials Science and Engineering Regent's Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, will receive its 2016 SURA Distinguished Scientist Award. (2016-03-04)

Louisiana Tech University, LSUHSC to host biomedical engineering conference
Louisiana Tech University is joining forces with LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport to bring together biomedical researchers and experts from across the nation at the 32nd Annual Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference (SBEC 2016), March 11-13 at the Shreveport Convention Center. (2016-03-04)

Louisiana Tech University researchers helping NOPD find 'best fit' in new officers
AROS, a research and consulting group comprised of faculty and students within Louisiana Tech University's industrial-organizational psychology doctoral program, is partnering with the New Orleans Police Department to develop an entry-level selection test battery and analysis tools to identify the best candidates for its police academy and future law enforcement community. (2016-03-03)

As America's senior population grows, meeting to outline effective education about aging
The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) -- the educational branch of The Gerontological Society of America -- will hold its 42nd Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference from March 3 to 6 at the Westin Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, California. (2016-03-02)

NIEHS funds five early career researchers for innovative science
Five exceptional early career scientists will receive new grants from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health. The awards, totaling $2.5 million, are part of the Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) program. (2016-03-01)

Louisiana Tech University professor awarded NSF CAREER grant
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Dr. Marisa Orr, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Louisiana Tech University, a five-year, $500,000 Early Career Development (CAREER) grant to support her research in engineering education and effective student decision-making. (2016-02-25)

Mountaintop mining, crop irrigation can damage water biodiversity, Virginia Tech researcher says
An international, multi-institutional team of researchers that includes a Virginia Tech graduate student recommends ways that humans can protect freshwater from salts in an article Friday (Feb. 26) in the journal Science. (2016-02-25)

Bacteria overgrowth could be major cause of stunting in children
Excessive growth of bacteria in the small intestine could be damaging the gut of young children, leading to stunting, scientists from the US and Bangladesh have discovered. (2016-02-23)

Scientists unlock key to turning wastewater & sewage into power (with animated graphic)
An article published in Scientific Reports speaks to a growing sustainability movement to capture energy from existing waste to make treatment facilities more energy-efficient. (2016-02-23)

Some distractions while driving are more risky than others, researchers say
Drivers more than double their crash risk for more than half of their trips when they choose to engage in distracting activities, according to Virginia Tech Transportation Institute researchers writing in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2016-02-22)

Experiencing financial stress may lead to physical pain
People who feel that their financial outlook is shaky may actually experience more physical pain than those who feel financially secure, according to new research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings indicate that the link may be driven, at least in part, by feeling a lack of control over one's life. (2016-02-22)

Ancient lone star lizard lounged in lush, tropical Texas
Researchers have discovered a new species of extinct worm lizard in Texas and dubbed it the 'Lone Star' lizard. The species -- the first known example of a worm lizard in Texas -- offers evidence that Texas acted as a subtropical refuge during one of the great cooling periods of the past. A paper describing the new species was published on Feb. 18 in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. The species is officially named Solastella cookei. Solastella is a Latinized form of lone star. (2016-02-19)

Scientists discover way to potentially track and stop human and agricultural viruses
The discovery has broad ranging applications in stopping viral outbreaks such as hepatitis C in humans and a number of viruses in plants and animals because it applies to many viruses in the largest category of viral classes -- positive-strand RNA viruses. (2016-02-18)

Black Hills warbler population not so isolated after all
Though separated from the rest of their species by hundreds of kilometers, the Virginia's Warblers that colonized South Dakota's Black Hills two decades ago continue to maintain genetic ties with the rest of their species, according to a new study in The Auk: Ornithological Advances. These results provide some of the first insights into how the genetic diversity of species around the world may be affected as ranges expand and shift due to climate change. (2016-02-17)

Louisiana Tech University researchers study prevalence, impact of 'serial inventors'
Researchers from Louisiana Tech University have published a study on the prevalence and impacts of 'serial inventors' -- scientists and engineers within university research communities who are particularly inventive and produce patents at a high level. (2016-02-17)

Wearable robot transforms musicians into 3-armed drummers
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have built a wearable robotic limb that allows drummers to play with three arms. The two-foot long 'smart arm' can be attached to a musician's shoulder and responds to human gestures and the music it hears. When the drummer moves to play the high hat cymbal, for example, the robotic arm maneuvers to play the ride cymbal. (2016-02-17)

Virginia Tech researchers suggest gene drive strategy to combat harmful virus spread
Researchers discuss how recent breakthroughs in CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology coupled with theirdiscovery last year of a male sex determining gene Nix could be a winning combination for tipping the male-female mosquito ratio in the wild. (2016-02-17)

Can CRISPR help edit out female mosquitos?
The recent discovery of the first male-determining factor in mosquitoes, combined with the gene-editing capabilities of the CRISPR-Cas9 system, could be used to bias mosquito populations from deadly, blood-sucking females toward harmless, nectar-feeding males, thus helping to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. Two experts outline the advantages and challenges of such approaches in a Review published Feb. 17, 2016 in Trends in Parasitology, part of a special issue on vectors. (2016-02-17)

Louisiana Tech professor honored for contributions to underground technology industry
Dr. Tom Iseley, professor of civil engineering and construction engineering technology and director of the Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University, has been selected a 2016 UCTA MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by the Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA) and Underground Construction magazine. (2016-02-16)

On Darwin's birthday, IU study sheds new light on plant evolution
A study reported today in the journal PLOS Biology employs genome-wide sequencing to the reveal highly specific details about the evolutionary mechanisms that drove genetic divergence in 13 species of wild tomatoes that share a recent common ancestor. The in-depth genetic analysis was led by Leonie C. Moyle, professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Biology. (2016-02-12)

On Darwin's birthday, tomato genetics study sheds light on plant evolution
On Charles Darwin's 207th birthday, a new study of evolution in a diverse group of wild tomatoes is shedding light on the importance of genetic variation in plants. (2016-02-12)

Alliterative product promotions pique purchasers
New research shows that promotional messages that use alliteration -- the phonetic overlap of the beginnings of words -- hold a greater appeal for consumers than non-alliterative messages, even accounting for cost differences. (2016-02-12)

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