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.
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.
Michael Friedlander to discuss doctoral training initiatives at Society for Neuroscience conference
Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D., Virginia Tech’s vice president for health sciences and technology, will highlight neuroscience doctorate training at this year’s Society for Neuroscience annual conference on Nov. 12 in San Diego.
Leaders reveal how teamwork, mutual respect led to remarkable progress during ‘fireside chat’
Public-private cooperation holds great interest with the University Economic Development Association
Researchers set sights on ways to preserve brain health at Conference for Glial Biology in Medicine
Scientists will focus on ways to preserve the health of glial cells during the 5th International Conference of Glial Biology in Medicine, hosted by the Center for Glial Biology in Health, Disease and Cancer of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.
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.
Heart disease: Are there answers in the scars?
An international team of researchers recently published a review paper summarizing the potential therapeutic promise of targeting the non-muscle cells in the heart responsible for cardiac scarring in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery.
The trial and error of viral evolution: The difference between fading out and pandemic
Viruses evolve quickly. The right trait at the right time is everything.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute team begins to bridge gap between intellectual disability and molecular function
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute discovered how mutations of a gene called CASK may cause genetic disorders such as microcephaly and postnatal intellectual disabilities.
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 contributes chapter to British Medical Association award-winning book
- Deborah Kelly honored with Outstanding Research Award
- Read Montague selected as keynote speaker by Cognitive Science Student Association
- Stephanie DeLuca elected Director-at-Large of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
- Augusta Free Press (Dec 1): Doctor’s care is a balance of skill, empathy for Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student
- Richmond Times Dispatch (Nov 22): Opioid addiction crisis declared
- National Public Radio (Nov 18): Viruses and the uncommon cold
- 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