A team of students from the Virginia Tech Program in Real Estate won first place in the second annual Meritage Homes Residential Real Estate Challenge hosted by the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management.
The win, announced at the end of 2014, marks the second victory for a Virginia Tech team in this competition.
Virginia Tech biochemists are trying to deliver a stern wake-up call to the parasite that causes sleeping sickness.
Scientists identified a protein, called proliferating cell nuclear antigen or PCNA, that is vital to the sleeping sickness parasite’s good health. Disrupting this protein with drugs could potentially make it impossible for the parasite to reproduce and survive, reducing the health dangers to its human hosts.
Some scientists say that when mothers eat poorly during pregnancy, they pass along traits to their children that make them more likely to have poor diets and have related health problems.
But a new study in mice by researchers in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine has shown that the environment in which a child lives may be an equal if not stronger force in determining obesity than their mother’s diet. In other words, nurture, not nature, could be a larger issue when dealing with the obesity epidemic.
The Department of Biological Systems Engineering Assistant Professor Xueyang Feng’s lab focuses on biomolecular engineering of eukaryotic systems such as yeast, plants, and mammalian cells.
2015-16 Scholarship Applications are due March 1, 2015.
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