Stories for 2016

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists develop new technology to assess nerve regeneration

Dec. 19, 2016

Numbness, tingling, and discomfort from peripheral nerve damage are facts of life for millions of Americans. Now, investigators have described a way for scientists to directly examine how damaged nerves ...

UVA, Virginia Tech Carilion partner to fund leading-edge, cross-university neuroscience

Dec. 12, 2016

The University of Virginia-Virginia Tech Carilion Neuroscience Research Collaboration today announced more than a half million dollars in grant funding will be awarded to nine research teams to tackle pressing ...

Protective molecules sidelined in models of Lou Gehrig's disease

Nov. 22, 2016

Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have identified a naturally occurring molecule that has the potential for preserving sites of communication between nerves and muscles in amyotrophic lateral ...

Microcephaly secrets waiting to be discovered in genome, VTCRI researchers say

Nov. 16, 2016

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 ...

Michael Friedlander to discuss doctoral training initiatives at Society for Neuroscience conference

Oct. 30, 2016

Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D., Virginia Tech’s vice president for health sciences and technology, will highlight neuroscience doctorate training at this year’s Society for Neuroscience annual conference on Nov. 12 in ...

Leaders reveal how teamwork, mutual respect led to remarkable progress during ‘fireside chat’

Oct. 19, 2016

Public-private cooperation holds great interest with the University Economic Development Association

Nation’s leading environmental health sciences official to open Distinguished Public Lecture Series

Oct. 18, 2016

With a message that people can’t change their genes, but they can change their environment, Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D., a toxicologist and the director of the National Institute of Environmental ...

Researchers set sights on ways to preserve brain health at Conference for Glial Biology in Medicine

Oct. 13, 2016

Scientists will focus on ways to preserve the health of glial cells during the 5th International Conference of Glial Biology in Medicine, hosted by the Center for Glial Biology in ...

International scientists join forces in Roanoke to put ‘precision’ focus on neuroscience

Oct. 5, 2016

The first-ever scientific meeting to explore an ultra-personal approach to brain health — the Virginia-Nordic Precision Neuroscience Conference — opened Wednesday morning at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center to open at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Sept. 20, 2016

To better understand mechanisms underlying these diseases and disorders, researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute are forming the Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center.

Beliefs about nicotine influence cigarette craving

Sept. 13, 2016

The relief of a craving may depend more on the belief of satisfaction than actual relief, according to scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the Center for ...

Virginia Tech partners with Nordic universities to host first international precision neuroscience conference

Sept. 2, 2016

Roanoke will host the Virginia-Nordic Precision Neuroscience Conference from Oct. 5-7 at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

Third class joins Virginia Tech’s translational biology, medicine, and health doctoral program

Aug. 23, 2016

The third class of Virginia Tech’s translational biology, medicine, and health graduate program has arrived, and they’re ready to learn.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientist honored with Heart Rhythm Society Clinical Research Award

July 27, 2016

Gregory Hoeker, a postdoctoral research associate at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was named a recipient of the 2016-2017 Heart Rhythm Society Clinical Research Award.

Task force calls for community action to combat addiction epidemic

July 25, 2016

The public is invited to attend, “Community Conversation: Heroin Epidemic,” on July 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Community members and experts on addiction and substance abuse will lead the ...

Income, education gaps influence breastfeeding, but policy and family history are factors too

July 18, 2016

A national research collaboration funded by the National Institutes of Health has found significant racial and ethnic disparities in breastfeeding outcomes, according to a study published online in Pediatrics.

Heart disease: Are there answers in the scars?

June 24, 2016

An international team of researchers recently published a review paper summarizing the potential therapeutic promise of targeting the non-muscle cells in the heart responsible for cardiac scarring in Nature Reviews ...

New journal launched for up-and-coming field of computational psychiatry

June 23, 2016

Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute are teaming up with neuroscientists the world over to address a gap in cognitive neuroscience with the new journal, Computational Psychiatry.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists are first to visualize breast cancer protein in precise detail

June 16, 2016

A team of scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute developed a novel technique to provide the first three-dimensional view of a protein that can cause breast cancer.

Scientists at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute take part in $15 million research project to study cigarettes and vaporized nicotine

June 13, 2016

The National Cancer Institute awarded $15 million to a consortium of 10 academic institutions in four countries to assess the likely impact of current and potential future policies regulating tobacco ...

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