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Controlling Cardiac Scarring Could Help Heart Tissue Regenerate

The potential promise of targeting non-muscle cells in the heart responsible for cardiac scarring could lead to new treatments for heart disease, Virginia Tech researchers say in a review paper.

What’s Truly New About The Internet

Virginia Heffernan: “Speed and expansiveness, to start. On expanse: The population of our ether – users of cell tech and wifi – is now just about coextensive with the population of the earth. This is fathomless by most minds. And speed: The illusion of near-absolute compression of time and space on the Internet is an […]

Orlando Gunman Was Fired From Jail Post After "Extremely Disturbing" Inquiry About Weapon

In moving to terminate Omar Mateen from a corrections officer training program, state officials referred to the Virginia Tech mass shooting, which had occurred days earlier. read more

On Gun Violence - Let's Come Together and Stop the Heartbreak

Columbine. Virginia Tech. Fort Hood. Tucson. Aurora. Newtown. Navy Yard. Isla Vista. Charleston. Umpqua. Colorado Springs. San Bernardino. And now Orlando is etched into the list of places in America that have been forever scarred by...Show More Summary

HOLLYWOOD'S LOVE OF GUNS: The staggering number of guns featured on major movie posters

The epidemic of mass shootings in the US hasn't curbed Hollywood's habit of putting guns front and center in its movies. Since a gunman went on a rampage at the Virginia Tech campus in 2007, The New York Times reports that there have...Show More Summary

Virginia Tech Fraternity Banned for 10 Years for Beating Up Pledges

Virginia Tech’s Theta Iota chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity has been banned from campus for 10 years for abusive conduct and hazing after a pledge reported that he and his fellow pledges had been blindfolded and beaten up as part of a hazing ritual. Read more...

Virginia Tech football has reasonable expectations and a hell of a head coach

Justin Fuente looks like the right hire at the right time, and he could push the envelope in his first year in Blacksburg. This is Bill C's daily preview series, working its way through every 2016 team. Catch up on the ACC! Check out the advanced-stats glossary here. Show More Summary

Virginia Tech fraternity banned from campus for 10 years

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech’s first black Greek organization has been banned from campus for 10 years after a pledge says he was blindfolded and beaten over several days earlier this year. Citing a letter sent from the university to the national Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/22XKHqS ) reports that the […]

Tuesday's TV highlights: 'Person of Interest' and more

  SERIES Hotel Hell Host Gordon Ramsay meets a West Virginia innkeeper with a hoarding problem in his new episode. 8 p.m. Fox SoCal Connected The episode “Silicon Beach on a Wave” looks at the rise of tech companies in Santa Monica, Venice and Playa Vista. 8 and 10 p.m. KCET Genealogy Roadshow...

Michael Vick Documentary Trailer “Vick” [Video]

I have been following Michael Vick since he started at Virginia Tech. I rode for Vick when the dog fighting mess went down…and I still believe he was the best College QB ever and had the potential to be

Redskins complete draft class signings with Fuller

Third-round cornerback Kendall Fuller signed his rookie contract with the Redskins Thursday. Fuller suffered a torn ACL last September that ended his third season at Virginia Tech and was probably the biggest reason he dropped to the third round. He’s been participating in the Redskins organized team activity (OTA) practices, at least on a limited…

T. Marshall Hahn Jr., transformative president of Virginia Tech, dies at 89

He vastly expanded the college’s academic offerings and later became CEO of paper giant Georgia-Pacific.

HIGHER EDUCATION IMPLOSION UPDATE: Internal Documents Show Backlash Over Virginia Tech’s Disinvita…

HIGHER EDUCATION IMPLOSION UPDATE: Internal Documents Show Backlash Over Virginia Tech’s Disinvitation of Jason Riley. Earlier this year, Virginia Tech’s business school invited conservative commentator Jason Riley to speak to its students. Then suddenly, 10 days later, Riley, the author of a controversial book about race, received an email informing him the lecture was off. […]

SEE, UNIVERSITIES CAVE TO SJW TYPES BECAUSE THEY’RE NOISY AND PRESUMED RIGHTEOUS, BUT THEN THEY MEET…

SEE, UNIVERSITIES CAVE TO SJW TYPES BECAUSE THEY’RE NOISY AND PRESUMED RIGHTEOUS, BUT THEN THEY MEET THE CONSEQUENCES: Exclusive: Internal Documents Show Backlash Over Virginia Tech’s Disinvitation of Jason Riley.

Microsoft and Facebook plan to lay internet cable under the sea

The tech giants’ new cable will stretch 6600 kilometres across the Atlantic Ocean, from Virginia to Spain

Correction: Obit-Virginia Tech President story

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — In a story May 31 about the death of former Virginia Tech president T. Marshall Hahn Jr., The Associated Press reported erroneously that Hahn is survived by three granddaughters. Hahn is survived by two grandsons and a granddaughter. A corrected version of the story is below: Former Virginia Tech president, T. […]

How an engineer/public health whistleblower led the citizen scientists who busted Flint's water crisis

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

When Marc Edwards was a young Virginia tech engineer, he landed a job with Cadmus Group, an EPA subcontractor who'd been hired to investigate problems with the DC water-supply, but when he discovered a lead contamination crisis and refused to stop talking about it, he was fired. (more…)

Scientists say Flint water quality OK for bathing, showering

Scientists say municipal water in Flint, Michigan, has gotten much better in recent months and is safe for handwashing, showering and bathing. A team led by engineering professor Marc Edwards of Virginia Tech provided an update Tuesday on results of sampling from homes and buildings in the city, where the water became tainted with lead […]

Viewing Picks for May 26, 2016

All Times Eastern College Baseball Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament 3rd Round, Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham, NC Clemson vs. Virginia — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, 11 a.m. Georgia Tech vs. Florida State — ACC Regional/Fox Sports Net, 3 p.m. Show More Summary

Virginia Murder Suspect Was a 'Sociopath in Training'

The alleged killers of a 13-year-old Virginia girl appeared in court Friday and heard police paint a grim portrait of the pair, People reports. Former Virginia Tech University students Natalie Keepers, 19, and David Eisenhauer, 18, sat listening to how Nicole Lovell was allegedly met online, lured from her home...

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