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 high school student competes at International Science and Engineering Fair
High school student Alexus McBride is competing at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair with a project completed at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s Addiction Recovery Research Center.
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.
Medical student earns two national fellowships to conduct brain cancer research
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation recently awarded a second-year Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student a summer research fellowship.
Addiction scholar honored with career achievement award
The world’s oldest scientific organization studying addiction, the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, selected Warren Bickel as the 2016 recipient of the Nathan B. Eddy Award.
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.
- Read Montague featured on PBS show
- Warren Bickel spoke as a panelist on opening night of “The Ice Cream Man”
- John Chappell to present at Bite of Science event
- The Roanoke Times (May 8): Virginia Tech's neuroscience school aims to connect students, researchers across disciplines
- WDBJ7 (May 6): Governor's visit includes bill signing for bond issue, research institute expansion
- The Roanoke Times (May 6): McAuliffe lauds growth of VT-Carilion research complex as launch of 'brain state'