Videos from 2011

  • December

  • November

  • October

    • How Electron Cryotomography Is Opening a New Window into Bacterial Ultrastructure

      For decades microbiologists thought bacteria were little more than “bags” of enzymes, without cytoskeletons or internal organization. By allowing intact cells to be imaged in 3-D in a near-native state ...

    • Parallel Universes: G's and A's in Autoimmunity

      Autoimmune diseases, which are often chronic, debilitating, and life-threatening, affect millions of people in the United States alone. Robert Kimberly, MD, will explain the role that two types of autoimmune ...

    • Genetic Architecture in Autoimmunity: Shaping the Response to Stimulation

      This seminar will review the current insights into the heritable genetic variation in human immune system molecules that influence our risk for developing autoimmune disease. Antibody formation as part of ...

    • Free Will Matters

      Free will is a topic of immense practical importance, not only in the context of the law but also in the social development of children. A recent fashion among some ...

    • How The Mind Makes Morals

      An honored tradition in moral philosophy depicts human moral behavior as unrelated to social behavior in nonhuman animals and as relying on a uniquely human capacity to reason. Recent developments ...

    • Seeing What the Nose Tells the Brain: Imaging the Sense of Smell

      How does the brain identify smells? Understanding the olfactory sense is difficult because animals must detect and identify a huge number of smells and because the olfactory environment varies tremendously ...

    • You Must Remember This: The Principles of Memory Formation

      One of the nation’s leading experts on the molecular biology of learning and memory, Ron Davis, PhD, will deliver a public lecture on how the brain forms, stores, and retrieves ...

    • What Do We Know About Addiction?

      Advances in science have generated compelling evidence that addiction is a complex disease of the brain that generally begins in childhood or adolescence; is influenced by a host of biological, ...

  • May

    • VTCRI MRI Installation

      A magnetic resonance imaging machine (MRI) was delivered to the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute on Nov. 17 and is particularly noteworthy for the institute. For one thing, it weighs ...

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