Research Team Briefs for December 2013

Steven Poelzing’s basic research has direct effect

Dec. 13, 2013

For scientists conducting basic biological research, discoveries often take years before they’re translated into effects on individual patients. Even if they lead to clinical trials, the impact on human health is not a guarantee. Imagine the delight, then, when a scientist sees a research paper have a dramatic effect on a patient less than a year after publication.

Warren Bickel and Stephen LaConte awarded grant to study self-control therapies

Dec. 3, 2013

The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has received a five-year, $2.8-million grant to study interventions aimed at enhancing self-control among problem drinkers.