Howard Hughes Medical Institute research award a first for Virginia Tech Carilion
Oscar Alcoreza, a Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student about to complete his second year, has been awarded a highly competitive Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) fellowship to devote a year to in-depth, mentored biomedical research at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.
Early career scientist receives international recognition from the Microscopy Society of America
Rengasayee “Sai” Veeraraghavan, a research assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, became the sixth person in the world to receive the George Palade Award from the Microscopy Society of America.
Researcher elected biological sciences director for the Microscopy Society of America
Deborah Kelly, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recently elected as one of three directors of biological sciences for the [Microscopy Society of America](http://www.microscopy.org).
Early childhood education study participants, now in their 40s, more likely to have closer relationship with parents, be fully employed, have more assets
Children who are given high-quality education at an early age – starting at six weeks old and continuing through their first five years of life – are more likely to be employed full-time and have better relationships with their parents as adults, according to new results from a longitudinal study now entering its fifth decade.
In hot water: Mutant protein sheds lights on viral propagation
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists determine previously unknown functional sites on a rotavirus protein.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
- TEDxVirginiaTech features two Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists
- WCVE NPR (Apr 25): Forty-five Year Virginia Tech Carilon Study Shows Dramatic Effects of Early Childhood Education
- The Roanoke Times (Apr 13): Sen. Warner offers to solicit billionaires to fund research in Roanoke
- POLITICO (Apr 7): ICYMI: Kids who were educated early hold full-time jobs
- 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