Behavioral health scholar launches first interdisciplinary conference on decision-making processes
A new interdisciplinary conference devoted to the science of behavior change begins this week for researchers studying how an individual’s poor decisions may lead to a variety of health problems.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute research award a first for Virginia Tech Carilion
Oscar Alcoreza, a Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student about to complete his second year, has been awarded a highly competitive Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) fellowship to devote a year to in-depth, mentored biomedical research at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.
Early career scientist receives international recognition from the Microscopy Society of America
Rengasayee “Sai” Veeraraghavan, a research assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, became the sixth person in the world to receive the George Palade Award from the Microscopy Society of America.
Researcher elected biological sciences director for the Microscopy Society of America
Deborah Kelly, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recently elected as one of three directors of biological sciences for the [Microscopy Society of America](http://www.microscopy.org).
Early childhood education study participants, now in their 40s, more likely to have closer relationship with parents, be fully employed, have more assets
Children who are given high-quality education at an early age – starting at six weeks old and continuing through their first five years of life – are more likely to be employed full-time and have better relationships with their parents as adults, according to new results from a longitudinal study now entering its fifth decade.
Researchers find that brain imagery shows difference between knowing or reckless behavior in criminal acts
Researchers, including computational neuroscientist Read Montague of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, have discovered that brain imaging can determine whether someone is acting in a state of knowledge about a crime — which brings stiffer penalties — or a state of recklessness, which even in capital crimes such as homicide, calls for less severe sentences.
Resveratrol protects neuromuscular synapses, muscle fibers in aging mice
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have discovered that resveratrol, a compound in the skin of red grapes and red wine, and metformin, a drug often prescribed to fight type 2 diabetes, have many of the neuroprotective benefits of a low-calorie diet and exercise.
Virginia Tech Foundation, Carilion Clinic form new VTC Innovation Fund
The Virginia Tech Foundation and Carilion Clinic announced the formation of a $15 million VTC Innovation Fund focused on investing in life sciences and disruptive technology opportunities.
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.
From the Executive Director
The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute makes transformative scientific advances in understanding and addressing the fundamental processes of human health and disease; trains the next generation of leading biomedical scientists; facilitates discovery-based medical education; and continues to strengthen the Virginia Tech Carilion partnership as one of the nation’s premier biomedical research collaborations, based in Roanoke, Virginia.
- Scientists’ work featured on the cover of Microscopy & Analysis
- Read Montague invited to give talk for neuroscience seminar series at the University of Cambridge
- Steven Poelzing named OVPRI scholar
- Read Montague selected as keynote speaker by Cognitive Science Student Association
- Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council (May 26): VTCRI spinout 'RAMPs' up business
- The Roanoke Times (May 18): New VTCRI center to explore if people can think their way to smaller waists
- The Roanoke Times (May 17): Ramey: The future is brighter than ever for all children in the city of Roanoke
- VTCRI Addiction Recovery Research Center
- VTCRI Center for Developmental and Translational Neurobiology
- VTCRI Center for Heart and Regenerative Medicine Research
- VTCRI Center for Transformative Research in Health Behaviors
- VTCRI Computational Psychiatry Unit
- VTCRI Human Neuroimaging Laboratory
- VTCRI Neuromotor Research Clinic
- VTCRI Glial Biology in Health, Disease, and Cancer Center