Stories for 2018

New web look coming soon

June 21, 2018

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute will launch redesigned websites soon.

VTCRI scientists and Carilion clinicians are first to identify the perinexus in the human heart; potential implications for atrial fibrillation

June 6, 2018

A collaborative research team is on a quest to collapse a tiny pocket between cardiac cells that can cause big problems. Called the perinexus, the structure spans only tenths of ...

Influencers, thought-leaders in nation’s capital updated on progress at VTCRI advisory board spring meeting

May 30, 2018

Details of the biomedical research reshaping Roanoke were delivered to elected officials and university supporters in the nation’s capital recently during the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Advisory Board’s spring ...

VTCRI researcher, VTCSOM student team up to teach innovative treatment to Vietnamese therapists

May 30, 2018

A Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute faculty member and a Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine student are beginning their second week in Hue, Vietnam, training Vietnamese therapists in Pediatric ...

VTCRI researcher to deliver internationally renowned Dorcas Cummings Memorial Lecture

May 29, 2018

Read Montague will become the 41st person to present the annual Dorcas Cummings Memorial Lecture on June 2, 2018 at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposium on Quantitative Biology, Brains ...

VTCRI scientists identify novel cellular mechanism that can lead to cancer metastasis

May 22, 2018

Led by Assistant Professor James Smyth, a team of researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute used super resolution microscopy to gain insight into how an individual cancer cell ...

VTCRI leads effort to develop test for mTBI with industry partners, University of Virginia

May 16, 2018

Scientists at two of Virginia’s largest universities, working with clinicians from the two major health systems and a growing Virginia-based biotechnology company, have teamed up to address an important medical ...

National expert on the behavioral science of scarcity to speak at VTCRI

May 14, 2018

Eldar Shafir, a national expert on the psychology of poverty, will conclude the 2017-2018 VTCRI Distinguished Public Lecture Series on Thursday, May 17.

First students earn degrees through innovative Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health program

May 9, 2018

When NithyaPriya Ramalingam and Kevin Pridham don caps and gowns for Virginia Tech’s graduate school commencement Thursday, they are making history as the first two graduates of the Translational Biology, ...

In memoriam: Dr. Charles Steger

May 8, 2018

Virginia Tech President Emeritus Charles William Steger Jr., who led Virginia Tech through a period of unprecedented growth and historic transformation into one of the nation’s leading research universities, died ...

Cartledge Charitable Foundation joins fight against breast cancer with gift to Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

May 1, 2018

The Cartledge Charitable Foundation Inc. has joined the fight against breast cancer with a $100,000 gift to the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. Positioned in front of an electron microscope ...

Keep calm and carry on: VTCRI scientists make first serotonin measurements in humans

April 26, 2018

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have begun to unravel how serotonin acts, based on data collected in a first-of-its-kind experiment that utilized electrochemical probes implanted into the ...

President of nation’s largest health and science public education and advocacy organization to speak at VTCRI on April 5

March 30, 2018

Mary Woolley, the president and chief executive officer of Research!America, will speak at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5. Her presentation, “Winning Hearts ...

VTCRI scientist awarded $2 million National Cancer Institute grant to study breast cancer

March 22, 2018

The National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health has award Deborah Kelly, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, $2 million to study the mutated ...

VTCRI researchers join forces to improve life for children with genetic disorder

March 14, 2018

Accomplishments of three girls who received intensive therapy at the VTCRI Neuromotor Research Clinic based on innovative pediatric neurorehabilitation research have been documented in a report published in BMC Research ...

National expert on cognitive control to deliver VTCRI Distinguished Public Lecture March 22

March 14, 2018

Jonathan Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., the co-director of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University, will discuss the limitations of human focus during his presentation, “On the Rational Boundedness of Cognitive ...

Brain School events continue today

March 12, 2018

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s sixth annual Brain School, Hijacking and Augmenting the Brain: Drugs, Bugs, and Devices, will focus on how outside factors can influence the brain’s chemistry and ...

Scientists gain insight into the earliest changes that impair motor function during aging

March 9, 2018

A team of biomedical scientists led by Gregorio Valdez, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has found that the motor neurons responsible for controlling muscle movement ...

VTCRI to host sixth annual Brain School, other Brain Awareness Week activities

March 5, 2018

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s sixth annual Brain School, “[Hijacking and Augmenting the Brain: Drugs, Bugs, and Devices](http://research.vtc.vt.edu/events/brain-school/),” will focus on how outside factors can influence the brain’s ...

Researchers discover molecular mechanism of hereditary, tumor-causing disease

March 2, 2018

A team of scientists from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and Vanderbilt University have explained how a genetic mutation gives rise to Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome, which causes tumors to ...

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