National expert on cognitive control to deliver VTCRI Distinguished Public Lecture March 22
Jonathan Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., the co-director of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University, will discuss the limitations of human focus during his presentation, “On the Rational Boundedness of Cognitive Control,” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.
Scientists gain insight into the earliest changes that impair motor function during aging
A team of biomedical scientists led by Gregorio Valdez, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has found that the motor neurons responsible for controlling muscle movement do not age. Rather, it’s the synaptic inputs connected to the motor neurons that age and cause bodily decay.
Researchers discover molecular mechanism of hereditary, tumor-causing disease
A team of scientists from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and Vanderbilt University have explained how a genetic mutation gives rise to Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome, which causes tumors to grow in several organs.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists seek unfiltered truth about 'light' cigarettes
Scientists from multiple institutions, including a group of addiction neuroscience researchers from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, are gathering evidence under funding from the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute to potentially inform a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision about whether to recommend design changes to filtered cigarettes.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute partners with INSIGHTEC to research focused ultrasound technology
Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) are partnering with INSIGHTEC to develop noninvasive treatments for brain disorders using Exablate Neuro focused ultrasound and Siemens MR imaging. Through this collaboration, the institute became INSIGHTEC's first nonclinical research site.
Scientists identify new target for developing precision treatment in malignant brain tumors
A Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute team has identified a new therapeutic target to treat glioblastoma, the most devastating and common form of brain cancer.
Scientists find heightened attention to surprise in veterans with PTSD
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have found that people with PTSD have an increased learning response to surprising events. While most everyone reacts to surprise, people with PTSD tend to pay even more attention to the unexpected.
TBMH graduate students land elusive National Institutes of Health fellowships
Two translational biology, medicine, and health (TBMH) graduate students at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have won National Institutes of Health research fellowships aimed at protecting people with heart problems.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute awarded a Virginia Catalyst grant to curtail opioid overdoses
A Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute project focused on the opioid epidemic will receive $1 million in combined grant funding, according to a Dec. 4 announcement by the Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corp., also known as Virginia Catalyst.
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
- TEDxVirginiaTech features two Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists
- Medical Xpress (Mar 12): Study sheds new light on Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome
- Augusta Free Press (Mar 11): Researchers discover molecular mechanism of hereditary, tumor-causing disease
- WDBJ7 (Mar 7): VTC Research Institute studying health impacts of light cigarettes
- 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