While some high school kids are playing video games or watching movies on their cell phones, eight students from Charlottesville are trying to solve a serious global problem – how to turn polluted water into something people can drink.
Last fall,students at St. Anne’s-Belfield School decided to enter the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams challenge – a contest that awards 15 grants of up to $10,000 for research on real world problems. Bob Troy chairs the high school’s science department.
There’s more proof that working night shifts can be harmful to your health. A new study identifies a molecule that affects a tumor suppressor gene when normal sleep cycles are disrupted over a long period of time.
Virginia universities have invested at least one-billion-dollars in highly sophisticated, expensive equipment for research and development. Some allow entrepreneurs to have access to that equipment and school expertise for a fee.
A panel of lawmakers and experts is working to craft state policies to expand such opportunities in a way that benefits businesses, universities, and taxpayers.
Inventor and former Delegate Joe May co-chairs the panel. May says businesses may need hi-tech equipment that’s too costly to buy.
When it comes to a disease as frightening as Ebola, it may be comforting to know teams of scientists are working to understand possible future scenarios: How the virus might spread, and how that could be best stopped.
Scientists from a dozen universities have been tasked by the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health to model possible future scenarios for the path of the Ebola Virus outbreak in West Africa. The group is known as MIDAS for Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study.