Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists are first to visualize breast cancer protein in precise detail
A team of scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute developed a novel technique to provide the first three-dimensional view of a protein that can cause breast cancer.
Scientists at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute take part in $15 million research project to study cigarettes and vaporized nicotine
The National Cancer Institute awarded $15 million to a consortium of 10 academic institutions in four countries to assess the likely impact of current and potential future policies regulating tobacco products, including increasingly popular vaping products.
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.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists find molecular clue in development of schizophrenia
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have found that a small protein fragment significantly contributes to the brain’s healthy wiring. They also found that the disruption of the same fragment may lead to the development of schizophrenia.
Endowed professorships named for Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scholars
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute faculty members Warren Bickel and P. Read Montague were appointed as endowed professors this week by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
Scientists find brain plasticity assorted into functional networks
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have made a key finding of the striking differences in how the brain’s cells can change through experience. Their results were published this week in PLoS One.
Scientists find new evidence of immune system plasticity
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have found a potential way to influence long-term memory formation in the immune system. The researchers published their results this week in Nature Communications.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists take first-of-kind dopamine readings in humans
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have reported measurements of dopamine release with unprecedented temporal precision in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists gain insight into cause of Alzheimer’s symptoms
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have uncovered a mechanism in the brain that could account for some of the neural degeneration and memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers, together with scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, discovered that a common symptom of Alzheimer’s disease – the accumulation of amyloid plaques along blood vessels – could be disrupting blood flow in the brain. The results were published in the journal Brain.
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.
- Michael Friedlander to be Ferrum College’s next executive in residence
- Warren Bickel spoke as a panelist on opening night of “The Ice Cream Man”
- Sarah Henrickson Parker to speak at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery Surgical Patient Safety Course
- WSLS (Jun 13): Virginia Tech research may impact the future of smoking
- The Roanoke Times (May 31): Roanoke appoints VTC child development researchers as chief science officers
- Virginia Business (May 28): A busy body: General Assembly session was packed with business-related legislation