Category Archives: Virginia Tech

Big Ten Still Big in Research and Development

It’s time once again to revisit why the hell I’d choose the Big Ten as the conference to follow for science and research stories. Besides the obvious reasons that I’m from Ohio, went to Ohio State and Indiana, and worked … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago, Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin | Leave a comment

How Retinal Neurons Claim the Best Neural Real Estate

My apologies for the extended hiatus. Getting married and spending a week on the coast of Belize just leaves little time for doing much of anything else. While I was away, however, one of my in-the-works pieces for the Virginia … Continue reading

Posted in Virginia Tech | Leave a comment

Buckyballs Built From the Top Down Rather Than Like Legos

I’ve been busy at Virginia Tech apparently. Today is another VT story, but this one is fresh and straight from the presses. It’s getting some pretty good mentions around the internet! Then again, I suppose that’s what happens when you … Continue reading

Posted in Virginia Tech | Leave a comment

Virginia Tech Undergraduate Connecting the Dots Between Heart Cells

Time for another Virginia Tech piece from my day job. Enjoy learning about how the heart signals that keep it beating travel from cell to cell! ROANOKE, VA – Spencer Lovegrove of Roanoke, Virginia, a junior majoring in biological sciences in … Continue reading

Posted in Virginia Tech | Leave a comment

When Removing Violins From Beethoven Gives You The Beatles

My latest from Virginia Tech… If the violins were taken away from the musicians performing Beethoven’s 9th symphony, the resulting composition would sound very different. If instead the violins were left on stage but the violinists were removed, the same … Continue reading

Posted in Virginia Tech | Leave a comment

Service benefits both communities and medical students

My latest from Virginia Tech: ROANOKE, Va., Sept. 4, 2013 – Doctors who make house calls are rare, especially in urban settings like Roanoke. Nonetheless, students from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine are taking to the streets throughout … Continue reading

Posted in Virginia Tech | Leave a comment

A Critical Component for Future Physicians

And now for some features that I recently wrote for Virginia Tech… (Link to original) During the past few years, 125 students from across the country have converged on Roanoke to join the inaugural classes of the Virginia Tech Carilion … Continue reading

Posted in Virginia Tech | Leave a comment