Abecedarian Project pioneer lauds new evidence supporting early educational interventions
Children who participated in a landmark early childhood intervention known as the Abecedarian Project in the 1970s are now in their late 30s and early 40s. And, relatively speaking, their physical health is more robust compared with other adults, according to findings recently published in _Science_.
Brain Awareness Week to celebrate the world’s most complex and versatile computer
It’s all in your head. Everything you need to imagine, to ponder, to remember, to invent. The Virginia Tech community will be celebrating that notable three-pound contraption – the human brain – during Brain Awareness Week, which officially begins March 10.
Ultrasound directed to the human brain can boost sensory performance
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have demonstrated that ultrasound directed to a specific region of the brain can boost performance in sensory discrimination. The study, published in Nature Neuroscience, provides the first demonstration that low-intensity, transcranial-focused ultrasound can modulate human brain activity to enhance perception.
Growth factors could be key to warding off symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and aging
An early-career researcher at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has won his first major independent grant from the National Institutes of Health. And if his research pans out, the result could be a therapeutic technique to slow – or even stop – the onset of the most debilitating symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as ALS.
Virginia Tech selected for new National Institutes of Health award in biomedical research workforce innovation
Virginia Tech has been named one of ten academic institutions to receive a first-of-its-kind grant from the National Institutes of Health to help prepare graduate students and postdoctoral scholars for biomedical research careers that could take them beyond conventional academic research.
Research into understanding alcohol dependence receives a major boost
The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has received a five-year, $2.8-million grant to study interventions aimed at enhancing self-control among problem drinkers.
Researchers discover first evidence to support controversial theory of 'buckyball' formation
Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have reported the first experimental evidence that supports the theory that a soccer ball-shaped nanoparticle, commonly called a buckyball, is the result of a breakdown of larger structures rather than being built atom-by-atom from the ground up.
New, surprising roles indicated for critical neurodevelopmental agents
A Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute study indicates new, surprising roles for critical neurodevelopmental agents.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute fuels the fires of rising stars
The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has announced the second class of recipients of its Medical Research Scholars fellowship program. The recipients will receive $35,000 to support their research and participate in seminar series and a journal club. The awardees include Lara Moody, Aboozar Monavarfes, Jason Zhang, Katie Degan, and Michael Entz.
Virginia Tech undergraduate studies investigates matters close to the heart
This summer, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is adding three of Virginia Tech’s brightest undergraduates to its ranks. Supported by the Fralin Life Science Institute and the Office of Undergraduate Research at Virginia Tech, these students will engage in full-time research and learn the tools of the scientific trade for 10 weeks.
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.
- Gregorio Valdez presents lectures at the National Institutes of Health and international conferences in Brazil
- Jamie Tyler’s research on ultrasound neuromodulation featured in New Scientist
- Warren Bickel wins major grant for smoking cessation research
- Michael Friedlander to provide teachers with insights into brain development
- WDBJ (Mar 31): Virginia Tech study provides insight into addiction
- Elliott Wave International (Mar 21): Q and A: Kishida on How We Make Decisions
- Dana Foundation Blog (Mar 3): BAW Partner Interview: Michael Friedlander