Videos for 2013

Family-Wide Impacts of Genetics: The Case of Fragile X

Nov. 19, 2013

Mutations in a single gene (FMR1) on the X chromosome are passed from parent to child across multiple generations and eventually become severe enough to result in a range of ...

Autism: New Mutations, Genes, and Pathways

Nov. 19, 2013

In this lecture, Evan Eichler, PhD, will summarize his laboratory’s recent finding regarding the discovery of rare, large copy number variants (CNVs) and their contribution to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ...

Changing Fear

April 19, 2013

Animal models of fear learning provide a basis for understanding human fears. In her lecture, Dr. Phelps will explore how the neural mechanisms identified in animal models are consistent with ...

New Imaging Approaches for Cardiac Structure and Function

April 17, 2013

Dr. Kohl’s research focuses on cardiac mechano-electric interactions. He will present novel imaging approaches, developed by his team and collaborators, to explore the crosstalk between these functions and myocardial structure. ...

Understanding Biological Systems: Mission Impossible?

April 17, 2013

What is systems biology? How does it differ from biomedical studies of the building blocks of human life, such as the human genome? And why do we need it? Part ...

Nanoparticles in Action

April 11, 2013

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have imaged, for the first time, nanoparticles in action in a liquid environment.

Exciting New Ways to Stimulate the Brain to Treat Depression or Pain

Feb. 15, 2013

Functional imaging research over the past 20 years has outlined the brain’s cellular networks involved in regulating mood and processing pain. It is now possible to test whether stimulating different ...

Denial of Service Attacks: Network Hyperexcitability in Alzheimer’s Dementia

Jan. 17, 2013

In this seminar, Dr. Noebels will discuss new evidence linking genes for Alzheimer’s dementia with abnormal cortical oscillations and clinically silent seizures in the temporal lobe. He will also examine ...

The Power of Singing: Implications for Brain Plasticity and Recovery of Function

Jan. 12, 2013

Each year tens of thousands of people in the United States suffer from aphasia, a devastating complication of stroke that causes severe communication difficulties. One of the few accepted treatments ...

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