Research Team Briefs for February 2013

Zhi Sheng uncovers molecular mechanism mediating natural cell death

Feb. 22, 2013

Zhi Sheng, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has published a paper in the journal Apoptosis through a collaboration with colleagues in Korea. The paper describes the discovery of the molecular mechanism that splices RNA and, in turn, controls the self-destruction of cells, otherwise known as apoptosis.

Craig Ramey applauds call for universal access to high-quality preschool

Feb. 15, 2013

Craig Ramey, PhD, the founder of a decades-long scientific study that has proved the enduring benefits of early education, today applauded President Obama’s call for universal access to high-quality preschool in the United States.