Stories for 2015
Dec. 11, 2015
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week his plan to issue $2.43 billion in bonds that would support, among other capital improvements, significant expansion of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research ...
Dec. 2, 2015
Scientists from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the University at Buffalo found that the parasite-induced infection alters neural pathways specifically related to the neurotransmitter gamma-Aminobutyric acid, better known ...
Dec. 1, 2015
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.
Dec. 1, 2015
Can we extend the average lifespan to a century? Marie Bernard, the deputy director of the National Institute on Aging will present new evidence to answer that question on December ...
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists gain insight into cause of Alzheimer’s symptoms
Nov. 23, 2015
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. ...
Nov. 23, 2015
The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute recently received one of seven Excellence in Virginia Government Awards given annually by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government ...
Nov. 16, 2015
Scientists from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and clinicians from Carilion Clinic have discovered how to sensitize drug-resistant human glioblastoma cells to chemotherapy.
Nov. 11, 2015
An alliance of researchers are endeavoring to make Virginia the hub of scientific efforts to understand and develop treatments for brain-related disorders ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to addiction and brain ...
Scientists awarded $2.4 million to research potential behavioral treatment in prediabetic individuals
Nov. 5, 2015
Warren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, recently received a $2.4 million grant to investigate and improve maladaptive decision-making that may contribute to Type 2 diabetes.
Nov. 2, 2015, updated Oct. 30, 2015
Modeling human disease, extending the average human lifespan to a century, unlocking clues to brain plasticity – these intriguing propositions signal the start of the sixth annual season of the ...
Oct. 27, 2015
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered even a small shift in environmental factors can change how a cell in the immune system matures.
Oct. 12, 2015
Researchers discover neurons affected by ALS that could help speed the identification and testing of therapeutics.
Sept. 29, 2015
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientist Deborah Kelly and her research team developed a tunable microchip to view activity inside a human breast cancer cell for the first time.
Aug. 31, 2015
Neuroscientists know that some connections in the brain are pruned through neural development. Function gives rise to structure, according to the textbooks. But scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research ...
Aug. 27, 2015
Deborah Kelly, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recently awarded a $1.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, a branch of the National Institutes ...
Aug. 24, 2015
Seventeen students recently became the newest members of the Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health program. The doctoral program, the Virginia Tech Graduate School’s largest interdisciplinary program, launched last year.
Aug. 13, 2015
Virginia Tech’s Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training program—known as the BEST program—recently hosted a series of short, intensive internships at several biotechnology companies in Virginia and Maryland.
Aug. 5, 2015
The floor at Virginia Tech’s Cassell Coliseum has been renamed the Virginia Tech Carilion Court in recognition of the partnership between Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic. Carilion was awarded naming ...
June 22, 2015
Harald Sontheimer, who joined Virginia Tech earlier this month to direct a university-wide neuroscience initiative, will hold the I. D. Wilson Chair in the College of Science. That appointment was ...
May 29, 2015
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists find that saline solution composition can affect cardiac pacing.