VTCRI researchers join forces to improve life for children with genetic disorder
Accomplishments of three girls who received intensive therapy at the VTCRI Neuromotor Research Clinic based on innovative pediatric neurorehabilitation research have been documented in a report published in BMC Research Notes.
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.
VTCRI scientist awarded $2 million National Cancer Institute grant to study breast cancer
The National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health has award [Deborah Kelly]( http://research.vtc.vt.edu/people/debbie-f-kelly/), an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, $2 million to study the mutated form of the breast cancer susceptibility protein (BRCA1) that is implicated in hereditary breast cancer.
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.
- Read Montague invited to give talk for neuroscience seminar series at the University of Cambridge
- Scientists’ work featured on the cover of Microscopy & Analysis
- Steven Poelzing named OVPRI scholar
- Read Montague featured on PBS show
- Roanoke Times (Apr 7): Roanoke projects included in Virginia Tech's Big Event
- Augusta Free Press (Apr 4): President of nation’s largest health and science public education and advocacy organization to speak at VTCRI
- WVNSTV (Mar 24): VTCRI Researchers Join Forces to Improve Life for Children with Genetic Disorder
- 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