VTCRI prepares to welcome leading scientists, host Central Virginia Society for Neuroscience meeting
The challenges and opportunities of neuroscience will come into focus Sunday and Monday as researchers from universities across Virginia and special guests from elsewhere in the U.S. converge at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute for the annual symposium of the Central Virginia Chapter of the Society of Neuroscience (CVCSN).
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.
Researchers discover how breast cancer mutation in BRCA1 causes protein to self-destruct
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute found that breast cancer cells can trigger the self-destruction of the tumor-suppressing BRCA1 proteins. They published their results in Scientific Reports, a Nature journal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
- Michael Friedlander to be Ferrum College’s next executive in residence
- The Roanoke Times (Feb 13): VTCRI research gives family hope
- RVTV-3 (Jan 5): BizRoanoke: Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
- Roanoke Times (Jan 1): New Year's reflections
- 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