Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute to host Brain Awareness Week
Scientists will reveal more about what they have learned about the brain’s developmental journey when the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute opens its doors for its fifth annual Brain School during Brain Awareness Week from March 13-19.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute awards $2.1 million to VTCRI scientist
Steven Poelzing, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has received a $2.1 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health for research to combat the nation’s No. 1 killer — heart disease.
Witnessing fear can physically change the brain, say Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists
Observing fear in others may change how information flows in the brain. The finding in a rodent model may have bearing on people who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists develop new technology to assess nerve regeneration
Numbness, tingling, and discomfort from peripheral nerve damage are facts of life for millions of Americans. Now, investigators have described a way for scientists to directly examine how damaged nerves regenerate and reconnect with muscles in mice, a finding that could inform treatment for human patients.
UVA, Virginia Tech Carilion partner to fund leading-edge, cross-university neuroscience
The University of Virginia-Virginia Tech Carilion Neuroscience Research Collaboration today announced more than a half million dollars in grant funding will be awarded to nine research teams to tackle pressing problems in brain development and function in health and disease.
Microcephaly secrets waiting to be discovered in genome, VTCRI researchers say
Families whose children are born with microcephaly are desperate for answers, said Konark Mukherjee, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, who leads perhaps the only research team in the world that explores the role of the CASK gene in neurological disorders.
Protective molecules sidelined in models of Lou Gehrig's disease
Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have identified a naturally occurring molecule that has the potential for preserving sites of communication between nerves and muscles in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and over the course of aging.
Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center to open at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
To better understand mechanisms underlying these diseases and disorders, researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute are forming the Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center.
Income, education gaps influence breastfeeding, but policy and family history are factors too
A national research collaboration funded by the National Institutes of Health has found significant racial and ethnic disparities in breastfeeding outcomes, according to a study published online in Pediatrics.
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.
- Read Montague invited to give talk for neuroscience seminar series at the University of Cambridge
- Scientists’ work featured on the cover of Microscopy & Analysis
- Steven Poelzing named OVPRI scholar
- John Chappell to present at Bite of Science event
- The Roanoke Times (Feb 13): VTCRI research gives family hope
- The Roanoke Star (Jan 16): Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine to launch “#VTCUnfinished”
- RVTV-3 (Jan 5): BizRoanoke: Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
- VTCRI Addiction Recovery Research Center
- VTCRI Center for Developmental and Translational Neurobiology
- VTCRI Center for Heart and Regenerative Medicine Research
- VTCRI Computational Psychiatry Unit
- VTCRI Human Neuroimaging Laboratory
- VTCRI Neuromotor Research Clinic
- VTCRI Glial Biology in Health, Disease, and Cancer Center