Stories for 2011
Dec. 22, 2011
A molecule that can sense viruses and tumors in the body has another, surprising function in the brain—to enable the biological imprint of experiences during the learning process.
Nov. 28, 2011
Adele Diamond researches the roles that dance, the arts, storytelling, and exercise can play in improving children's executive functions, which include attentional control, self-regulation, working memory, and cognitive flexibility.
Nov. 28, 2011
Stephen LaConte recently exported his insights into brain–computer interactions to China, where he received recognition for his innovative research.
Nov. 23, 2011
Research led by Read Montague, director of the Human Neuroimaging Laboratory and the Computational Psychiatry Unit at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, reinforces the age-old idea that it’s important ...
Nov. 6, 2011
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists are investigating the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder on returning veterans, and their work has been featured in “PTSD: Private Battles," a special report ...
Oct. 31, 2011
Virginia Tech Carilion will offer recent biomedical research findings and a mini medical school at the university's Open House on November 12.
Oct. 31, 2011
Dr. Read Montague, director of the Human Neuroimaging Laboratory at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, received the Walter Gilbert Award for his outstanding track-and-field career at Auburn University.
Oct. 27, 2011
A research team led by investigators at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has demonstrated the first rapid measurements of dopamine release in a human brain and provided preliminary evidence ...
Oct. 14, 2011
Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has assumed the role of president of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine.
Oct. 7, 2011
Michael Friedlander, PhD, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, looks back on the Institute's inaugural year.
Oct. 4, 2011
The National Quit & Recovery Registry collects the experiences of those in recovery through web-based sharing — also known as crowdsourcing — to enhance scientists' understanding of addiction, whether to ...
Oct. 3, 2011
Research that Craig Ramey launched in 1972 has shown that the effects of early education can persist for decades.
Sept. 30, 2011
The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute recently received two awards for the design excellence of its building.
Sept. 28, 2011
The Fifth Annual Southwest Virginia Life Science Forum, held the evening of October 6, will bring university researchers together with business leaders to discuss discoveries and possible collaborations.
Neuroscientists produce a guide for using ultrasound to treat brain disorders in clinical emergencies
Sept. 14, 2011
The discovery that low-intensity, pulsed ultrasound can be used to noninvasively stimulate intact brain circuits holds promise for engineering rapid-response medical devices.
Sept. 2, 2011
The biology of the criminal mind, the development of childhood obesity, and the mechanisms of chronic pain are among the many topics that will be explored in a new series ...
Aug. 15, 2011
When a research team asked cocaine addicts to choose, hypothetically, between money now or cocaine of greater value later, "preference was almost exclusively for the money now," said Warren K., ...
July 8, 2011
Warren Bickel, Ph.D., professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, director of the Advanced Recovery Research Center, and professor of psychology in the College of Science at Virginia Tech ...
June 23, 2011
By presenting the concrete reality of what will happen as a result of smoking, the new anti-smoking warnings that will show up on packs of cigarettes next year have a ...
June 7, 2011
VTC Research Institute scientists are among those scheduled to speak at the Virginia Tech National Capital Region Research Center's "Meet the Scientists" event in Arlington, Va. June 17.