Videos from 2012

  • December

    • Personalized Cancer Medicine: Are We There Yet?

      A primary aim of pharmacogenomics is to devise personalized treatment strategies based on an individual’s genetic makeup to maximize the potential for therapeutic benefit and minimize the risk of adverse ...

  • November

    • The Brain and the Law

      Emerging questions at the interface of law and neuroscience challenge notions at the heart of our criminal justice system. Are all brains really created equal? Is mass incarceration the most ...

    • GABA Neurons in Schizophrenia: From Circuits to Cells to Molecular Regulation

      A new paradigm for understanding how the brain’s inhibitory neurons (GABAergic cells) dysfunction in neuropsychiatric disorders is evolving. Dr. Benes will discuss the evidence from human postmortem studies for a ...

  • October

  • September

    • Read Montague: What We're Learning from 5,000 Brains

      Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) allows scientists to map brain activity in living, breathing, decision-making human beings. Professor Read Montague, director of the Computational Psychiatry Unit of the Virginia Tech ...

  • April

  • March

    • The Functional Neuroanatomy of Violence

      In this seminar, Dr. Raine will provide an overview of the functional neuroanatomy of antisocial and violent behavior. He will explore what we know about structural and functional brain abnormalities ...

    • The Violent Brain: Ethical and Legal Implications

      In this lecture, Dr. Raine will provide an update of what we know about the biological and brain risk factors that predispose people to violence. He will discuss how these ...

  • February

    • Food Reinforcement

      The motivation to eat is a primary cause of obesity. Dr. Leonard Epstein will review research on food reinforcement, including genetic, laboratory, clinical, and field studies. He will also discuss ...

    • Cell Signaling in Space and Time

      Intracellular signal transduction events are precisely regulated in space and time. This is achieved in part by A-kinase anchoring proteins, or AKAPs, which tether signaling enzymes such as protein kinases ...

    • How Does Paclitaxel Work as a Cancer Medicine?

      Paclitaxel is an important anti-cancer drug that stabilizes microtubules, causing dividing cancer cells to arrest in mitosis and eventually die. If we could understand the principles by which this effective, ...

    • Amygdala Plasticity as a Neural Substrate for Chronic Pain

      Building on his public lecture, New Approaches to Treating Chronic Pain: Targeting Central Sensitization, Dr. Gereau will discuss in detail studies showing that amygdala ERK activation contributes to plasticity underlying ...

    • Behavioral Choice Theory and Obesity

      Obesity involves a series of choices that involve consuming too many calories and not getting enough exercise. Behavioral choice theory is designed to understand choice processes, and a substantial research ...

    • How Does a Frog Egg Solve Geometry Problems?

      One of the big challenges in biology is to understand how cells are physically organized by molecules, which are much smaller than the cell. This challenge is epitomized by frog ...

    • What Therapeutic Drugs Do, Where They Go, and What They Are Good For

      Dr. Scott will deliver a lecture on how therapeutic drugs select their targets in different regions of the cell and how pharmacological interventions can be used to control age- and ...

    • New Approaches to Treating Chronic Pain: Targeting Central Sensitization

      Chronic pain conditions are largely unresponsive to treatments that are highly effective for acute pain conditions. Advances in pain science have led to the understanding that chronic pain conditions involve ...

    • Speaking to the Budget Amendment Supporting the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

      Joseph Yost, a delegate in the Virginia House of Delegates, spoke to a budget amendment supporting the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute on February 23, 2012. “I would encourage the ...

  • January

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