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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 ...

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists seek unfiltered truth about 'light' cigarettes

Feb. 27, 2018

Scientists from multiple institutions, including a group of addiction neuroscience researchers from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, are gathering evidence under funding from the National Institutes of Health's National ...

Leading clinician scientist on women’s and African-American cardiovascular health to speak at VTCRI today

Feb. 15, 2018

Elizabeth Ofili, the director of the Clinical Research Center and senior associate dean of clinical and translational research at the Morehouse School of Medicine, will speak at the Virginia Tech ...

Nation’s leader on diabetes and obesity prevention to speak at VTCRI

Feb. 2, 2018

Griffin P. RodgersRodgers will discuss research-based approaches to prevent diabetes and obesity, which are known as lifestyle diseases because they are caused or aggravated by poor health behavior, as part ...

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