Distinguished national leader in substance abuse research, treatment, and policy to speak at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Prominent addiction scientist Kathleen T. Brady will close out the 2015-2016 season of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Distinguished Public Lecture Series on Thursday, April 28.
Endowed professorships named for Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scholars
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute faculty members Warren Bickel and P. Read Montague were appointed as endowed professors this week by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
Addiction scholar honored with career achievement award
The world’s oldest scientific organization studying addiction, the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, selected Warren Bickel as the 2016 recipient of the Nathan B. Eddy Award.
Michael Friedlander to speak on and be honored for integrating science and medicine
Michael Friedlander will speak about integrating science and medicine at the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine's annual conference, where he will also be honored.
Scientists find brain plasticity assorted into functional networks
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have made a key finding of the striking differences in how the brain’s cells can change through experience. Their results were published this week in PLoS One.
Scientists find new evidence of immune system plasticity
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have found a potential way to influence long-term memory formation in the immune system. The researchers published their results this week in Nature Communications.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists take first-of-kind dopamine readings in humans
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have reported measurements of dopamine release with unprecedented temporal precision in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists gain insight into cause of Alzheimer’s symptoms
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have uncovered a mechanism in the brain that could account for some of the neural degeneration and memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers, together with scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, discovered that a common symptom of Alzheimer’s disease – the accumulation of amyloid plaques along blood vessels – could be disrupting blood flow in the brain. The results were published in the journal Brain.
Scientists unexpectedly find ALS affects sensory neurons involved in movement
Researchers discover neurons affected by ALS that could help speed the identification and testing of therapeutics.
‘Brainbow’ reveals surprising data about visual connections in brain
Neuroscientists know that some connections in the brain are pruned through neural development. Function gives rise to structure, according to the textbooks. But scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered that the textbooks might be wrong.
From the Executive Director
Since opening its doors in September 2010, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has drawn 21 world-class research teams to Roanoke, Virginia. These teams are led by scientists who transcend conventional disciplinary boundaries as they seek innovation and discovery in the service of health.
- Sarah Henrickson Parker selected for grant review panel
- Pearl Chiu featured on “With Good Reason” radio show
- TEDxVirginiaTech features two Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists
- OurHealth Southwest Virginia (Apr 22): Virginia Tech Addiction Scholar Honored With Career Achievement Award
- Virginia Business Magazine (Mar 24): SCHEV approves School of Neuroscience at Virginia Tech
- WDBJ7 (Mar 14): Research Institute expansion to build on Virginia Tech, Carilion partnership