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Jan. 17, 2020
“We’re seeing an era of massive collaboration coming in biomedical sciences to get more treatments to patients,” said Christopher Austin, director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) ...
Dec. 2, 2019
Ophira Ginsburg, medical oncologist and executive director of the High-Risk Cancer Genetics Program at New York University’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, will discuss how social inequalities negatively impact cancer survival rates ...
Oct. 30, 2019
Vicki Arroyo, founding executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, will describe the consequences of climate change and how government and community leaders are shifting to cleaner energy sources and ...
Oct. 29, 2019
Read Montague, a computational neuroscientist at Virginia Tech’s Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, will be featured in a conversation discussing the neurobiological basis of morality.
Oct. 14, 2019
Neuroscientists, physicians, and graduate students from across the world will gather at the Precision Neuroscience Conference hosted by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute in Roanoke, Virginia, in May. The keynote ...
Sept. 12, 2019
A nationally leading expert at making sure HIV and AIDS research programs apply in real-world settings will deliver the season’s first Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture research at the Fralin ...
Aug. 28, 2019
A Nobel prize winner and two National Institutes of Health leaders are among internationally known speakers programmed for the new season of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC Maury ...
May 23, 2019
Steven Hyman, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatry Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, ...
April 29, 2019, updated April 29, 2019
The human body is made of trillions of cells. While scientists have uncovered the secrets of cell function and structures, less well understood are the processes underlying cellular interaction and ...
April 18, 2019
Nationwide, roughly one in five adult Americans has a chronic addictive disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For answers, Marilyn Carroll, a professor of psychiatry and ...
March 25, 2019
Hurricanes, floods, forest fires, cyberattacks — countless disaster scenarios can disrupt business operations and threaten an organization’s financial stability. Biomedical research communities are not immune to these threats, said Georges ...
Feb. 26, 2019
Rates of kidney cancer have been steadily rising in the United States, but a promising new approach where the body’s own immune system is harnessed and activated to fight cancer ...
Feb. 17, 2019
Wealth should lead to well-being, according to Jeffrey Sachs, a world-renowned economist and special advisor to three United Nations Secretaries-General. Sachs will speak at a free public presentation at the ...
Jan. 27, 2019
The latest research on caloric control and time-restricted eating will be discussed at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, as Eric Ravussin, ...
Nov. 21, 2018
This year’s biomedical “shark tank”-style competition, called the HS&T Hokie Pitch, will be at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) on Nov. 30.
July 6, 2018
The worlds of addiction research and artificial intelligence research are colliding for Warren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.
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 ...
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 ...
Oct. 2, 2017
Stephen Korn, the director of Training and Workforce Development at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Insitutes of Health (NIH), will discuss training the nation’s ...
May 23, 2017
Warren J. Leonard, the renowned immunologist who developed a treatment for Bubble Boy disease, will present a public lecture at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute at 5:30 p.m. on ...
April 26, 2017
David J. Skorton, the secretary of the Smithsonian, will deliver the Eric Shullman Distinguished Public Lecture at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute on Thursday, May 18.
April 25, 2017
Gregory S. Berns, The New York Times best-selling author and distinguished professor of neuroeconomics at Emory University will discuss his research on canine cognition at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May ...
March 8, 2017
Greg J. Duncan, a distinguished professor in the School of Education, and departments of economics, psychology, and social behavior at the University of California, Irvine, will highlight Brain Awareness Week ...
March 7, 2017
E. Albert Reece, the vice president for medical affairs at the University of Maryland, discussed the biologic development of diabetes-induced birth defects as well as potential clinical interventions and prevention ...
Feb. 16, 2017
Scientists will reveal more about what they have learned about the brain’s developmental journey when the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute opens its doors for its fifth annual Brain School ...
Jan. 16, 2017
George Koob, the director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, will discuss the neurocircuitry of alcohol addiction at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Virginia ...
Oct. 19, 2016
Public-private cooperation holds great interest with the University Economic Development Association
Oct. 18, 2016
With a message that people can’t change their genes, but they can change their environment, Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D., a toxicologist and the director of the National Institute of Environmental ...
Oct. 13, 2016
Scientists will focus on ways to preserve the health of glial cells during the 5th International Conference of Glial Biology in Medicine, hosted by the Center for Glial Biology in ...
Oct. 5, 2016
The first-ever scientific meeting to explore an ultra-personal approach to brain health — the Virginia-Nordic Precision Neuroscience Conference — opened Wednesday morning at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.
July 25, 2016
The public is invited to attend, “Community Conversation: Heroin Epidemic,” on July 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Community members and experts on addiction and substance abuse will lead the ...
April 25, 2016
Prominent addiction scientist Kathleen T. Brady will close out the 2015-2016 season of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Distinguished Public Lecture Series on Thursday, April 28.
April 18, 2016
The next speaker in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s Distinguished Public Lecture Series, Sriram Subramaniam, will present on, “Visualizing Biology in 3D: Why Does It Matter?”
April 13, 2016
Mary E. Hatten, PhD, the Frederick P. Rose professor and director of the Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology at The Rockefeller University in New York, will discuss her research on brain ...
March 23, 2016
Electronic pacing to help correct heart problems has been the state-of-the-art therapy for the past 50 years. But science might still be able to do better, says Michael R. Rosen, ...
Feb. 8, 2016
James L. Olds, the assistant director for the Directorate of Biological Sciences at the National Science Foundation, will share the rules we know and how to discover more during his ...
Jan. 25, 2016
Darrell G. Kirch, president and chief executive officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges, will speak about the shifting health care scene on February 4. Kirch is the third ...
Dec. 1, 2015
Can we extend the average lifespan to a century? Marie Bernard, the deputy director of the National Institute on Aging will present new evidence to answer that question on December ...
Nov. 11, 2015
An alliance of researchers are endeavoring to make Virginia the hub of scientific efforts to understand and develop treatments for brain-related disorders ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to addiction and brain ...
Nov. 2, 2015, updated Oct. 30, 2015
Modeling human disease, extending the average human lifespan to a century, unlocking clues to brain plasticity – these intriguing propositions signal the start of the sixth annual season of the ...
March 6, 2015
As part of Brain Awareness Week, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute will host its third annual Brain School to share neuroscientific nuggets and introduce the latest brain research.
Feb. 3, 2015
The public is invited to learn more about heart development and current cardiovascular research during Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s first heart school.
Jan. 15, 2015
Two Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute professors will take part in the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Virginia Tech during the week of Jan. 19. Sharon and Craig Ramey, ...
Sept. 10, 2014
The complete schedules for the Distinguished Scholars Series, the Frontiers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series, and the Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Series can be found on the institute’s website.
July 3, 2014
Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, gave the keynote address at the opening of the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges ...
May 14, 2014
With a talk on cancer and aging, Dr. Ronald DePinho, president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, will conclude the 2013–14 season of the Virginia ...
Feb. 21, 2014
It’s all in your head. Everything you need to imagine, to ponder, to remember, to invent. The Virginia Tech community will be celebrating that notable three-pound contraption – the human ...
Jan. 28, 2014
Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, recently delivered a plenary lecture, “The Neurobiological Basis of Effective Learning, Retention, and Utilization of Information,” at the Group ...
Dec. 16, 2013
Earlier this year, Virginia Tech’s new PhD program in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health was one of four projects chosen to receive the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Award ...
Oct. 21, 2013
More than 70 scientists from around the world and from a range of intellectual traditions will convene in Miami this week for what is believed to be the nation’s first ...
Sept. 16, 2013
Nearly two dozen of the world’s leading neuroscientists will gather in Switzerland next month to share their latest findings on the mysteries of how the brain processes information and makes ...
July 31, 2013
The fourth annual season of public lectures in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s Distinguished Scholars Series will bring leading experts in biomedical and health research from across the nation ...
May 13, 2013
Michael Friedlander delivered the spring commencement address for Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke on May 10.
April 17, 2013
Fear—once acquired—can be diminished. That will be a central tenet of a public lecture that Elizabeth Phelps, the Silver Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at New York University, will ...
April 10, 2013
TEDMED, dubbed a cerebral Cirque du Soleil, asks leaders in a range of fields to lend their creativity to medicine. Join the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in viewing these ...
Feb. 13, 2013
Brain Awareness Week is designed to share the wonders of the brain, how it works, and what happens when it goes awry. A series of public events will also highlight ...
Feb. 12, 2013
The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute will host a scientific symposium on the brain's plasticity on March 7–8.
Nov. 5, 2012
The Distinguished Scholars Series offers insights into our brains and our bodies.
Nov. 28, 2011
Adele Diamond researches the roles that dance, the arts, storytelling, and exercise can play in improving children's executive functions, which include attentional control, self-regulation, working memory, and cognitive flexibility.
Oct. 31, 2011
Virginia Tech Carilion will offer recent biomedical research findings and a mini medical school at the university's Open House on November 12.
Sept. 2, 2011
The biology of the criminal mind, the development of childhood obesity, and the mechanisms of chronic pain are among the many topics that will be explored in a new series ...
June 7, 2011
VTC Research Institute scientists are among those scheduled to speak at the Virginia Tech National Capital Region Research Center's "Meet the Scientists" event in Arlington, Va. June 17.
Galleries in this Category
May 6, 2017 3:23 p.m.
Members of the Class of 2017 became doctors during graduation exercises on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Roanoke's Jefferson Center. This is the fourth class to graduate from the Virginia ...
March 17, 2017 4:05 p.m.
It wasn’t just a lucky St. Patrick’s Day at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. The hard work of the school’s fourth class – it’s final “founding” class – ...
Feb. 3, 2017 11:27 a.m.
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine students tried unsuccessfully to win back their title against a team of Carilion Clinic residents, attending physicians, and Jefferson College of Health Sciences students ...
Oct. 5, 2016 3:14 p.m.
The Virginia-Nordic Precision Neuroscience Conference is ongoing at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. The conference brings together neuroscientists from major universities, clinicians from health centers, and national health science ...
Oct. 5, 2016 9:44 a.m.
Dr. Gustavo Pinto is an infectious disease physician with the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, which is one of Roanoke’s sister cities. He recently ...
Aug. 9, 2016 9:01 a.m.
The third annual Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's Public Health Walk was held on August 8, 2016. Lead by Associate Dean for Community and Culture Dave Trinkle, M.D., the ...
May 26, 2016 7:15 p.m.
A three-part lecture series, "Dispelling Myths, Moving Forward: Science and Mental Health" focused on the past, present, and future of mental health care during the Spring 2016 Mini Medical School ...
May 7, 2016 1:18 p.m.
Members of the Class of 2016 of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine attend graduation exercises at Roanoke's Jefferson Center. This is the third class the school has graduated ...
March 24, 2016 11:38 a.m.
Members of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine present findings of their research during the annual VTCSOM Medical Student Research Symposium held at the school. As one of four ...
March 18, 2016 3:19 p.m.
The Class of 2016 at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine celebrates Match Day. Each of the 41 fourth-year students learned they had matched with one of their requested ...
Feb. 5, 2016 12:47 p.m.
Students from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and the Jefferson College of Health Sciences faced doctors and educators at the two schools in the 4th annual "Docs for ...
Nov. 24, 2015 noon
A range of health care careers are very much within reach to local students. That was the central message of Within Reach, a program of the Virginia Tech Carilion School ...
Nov. 19, 2015 11:35 a.m.
Drawing Back The Curtain: How Medical Students Learn to be Doctors was the focus of the 2015 Mini Medical School at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. The four-evening ...
Nov. 3, 2015 midnight
Members of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s Class of 2019 received their white coats in a ceremony on October 23, 2015. The school’s leadership team—including Dr. Cynda Johnson, ...
Oct. 22, 2015 noon
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe recently visited the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute to learn the value of biomedical research to the commonwealth. He also heard the impact the institute’s scientific ...
July 15, 2015 4:07 p.m.
Forty-two students at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine officially transitioned into the clinical portion of their education in July. The annual Student Clinician’s Ceremony brought the students together ...
March 31, 2015 3:46 p.m.
The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is producing strong scientist physicians, as evidenced by the second annual VTCSOM Medical Student Research Symposium, which took place on March 27, 2015.
March 20, 2015 4 p.m.
Forty soon-to-be doctors at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine met their match during the school’s second annual Match Day celebration Friday. Suspense was high as each student learned ...
April 28, 2014 9:21 a.m.
A common thread binds people in the medical field together—the desire to help. Through a course on interprofessional leadership, students at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Jefferson ...
April 24, 2014 8:49 a.m.
More than 100 "students" attended Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine's first mini medical school this spring. The four-part event, Anatomy for Artists and Other Curious Sorts, gave members of ...
April 18, 2014 10:42 a.m.
It was a day of great anticipation. The charter class of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine passed Match Day with flying colors. Each of the 40 fourth-year students ...
March 24, 2014 9:37 a.m.
The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute is a unique organization as it folds fundamental research into the curriculum of medical students from the beginning of their ...
Oct. 30, 2013 4:35 p.m.
They came from all walks of life. Men, women, and children who visited the opening of Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s sixth art exhibit had been, in some way, ...
Sept. 13, 2013 10:43 a.m.
During the 2013 student clinician’s ceremony at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, students learned life lessons about listening, trust, and humility. Dr. Donald Steinweg, an associate professor in ...
July 31, 2013 10:45 a.m.
For one week during the summer, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute teams up with the Science Museum of Western Virginia to provide a unique science camp experience for middle-school ...
Nov. 29, 2011 noon
Virginia Tech Carilion faculty, staff, and students promoted biomedical literacy at Virginia Tech's Open House on November 12, 2011, with three presentations: a Better-Health-Through-Science Fair, a Mini Medical School, and ...
May 16, 2011 2:03 p.m.
Stephen Suomi, chief at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Laboratory of Comparative Ethology at the National Institutes of Health, spoke about his research into how genes ...
Video in this Category
April 30, 2019 2:30 p.m.
Behavior and valuation of the future Presented by: Warren Bickel, Ph.D. What is effective treatment? Presented by: Robert L. Trestman, Ph.D., M.D.
April 30, 2019 2:30 p.m.
Incarceration costs and treatment costs: What is our ROI? Presented by: Jennifer Williams
April 30, 2019 1:15 p.m.
Brain Basics: An introduction to cognitive neuroscience Presented by: Read Montague, Ph.D. Neuroscience and law Presented by: Francis X. Shen, J.D., Ph.D.
May 23, 2017 midnight
"Can the brain be trained to change? Yes. Correction in biology is called learning." - [Read Montague](http://research.vtc.vt.edu/people/read-montague/), inaugural holder of the Virginia Tech Carilion Vernon Mountcastle Research Professorship and director ...
By Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas
Jan. 18, 2017 7:49 a.m.
George Koob, PhD Director, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH
Nov. 18, 2016 2:13 p.m.
How Glutamate and GABA Became Neurotransmitters
Nov. 18, 2016 2:06 p.m.
Nobel laureate delivers address at Virginia-Nordic Precision Neuroscience conference
Oct. 26, 2016 10:34 a.m.
A New Approach to Rapid Neurotransmitter Measurement in Humans During Active Cognition
Oct. 25, 2016 9 a.m.
Clinicians' Panel: Jeff Elias, M.D., Erin Foff, M.D./Ph.D., Thor Willy Ruud Hansen, M.D./Ph.D., M.H.A, F.A.A.P., Anita Kablinger, M.D.
Oct. 25, 2016 8:56 a.m.
Clinicians' Panel: James Ecklund, M.D., Tor Haugstad, M.D./Ph.D., Alex Valadka, M.D.
Oct. 25, 2016 8:40 a.m.
Dynamic Regulation of Signaling Pathways in Dopamine Neurons: The Intracellular Actions of Amphetamines
Oct. 25, 2016 8:39 a.m.
Identifying Precise Pharmacological Targets for Aberrant Neuronal Cell Cycle Re-entry in Alzheimer's Disease
Oct. 25, 2016 8:37 a.m.
Clinicians' Panel: Alex Valadka, M.D.
Oct. 25, 2016 8:36 a.m.
Brain-Computer Interfaces for Basic Science
Oct. 25, 2016 8:34 a.m.
The Lactate Receptor is Important for Brain Vascularization
Oct. 25, 2016 8:32 a.m.
Proteomics and CRISPR/Cas Genome Editing Empower Deafness Research
Oct. 24, 2016 5:04 p.m.
Illuminating the Brain Circuits Underlying Cognitive Behavior in Animal Models
Oct. 24, 2016 5:03 p.m.
The NIH BRAIN Initiative: Achieving Precision in Interrogating and Modulating Brain Circuitry
Oct. 24, 2016 5:02 p.m.
Decoding the Brain's Surface to Track Whole-Brain and Interior Brain Activity
Oct. 24, 2016 5:01 p.m.
Genetic Basis of Major Depression
Oct. 24, 2016 5 p.m.
Industry Perspectives: Bradley Miller, M.D./Ph.D.
Oct. 24, 2016 4:59 p.m.
Serotonin, Impulsivity, and Cue Reactivity: Preclinical and Clinical Studies
Oct. 24, 2016 4:59 p.m.
Industry Perspectives: Michael Wood, Ph.D.
Oct. 24, 2016 4:56 p.m.
The Molecular Control of Synaptic Plasticity and Its Importance for Precision Neuroscience
Oct. 24, 2016 4:56 p.m.
SorCS2 Regulates Dopaminergic Wiring and BDNF-Dependent Plasticity
Oct. 24, 2016 4:55 p.m.
Toward Understanding Differential Risk for Intellectual Disability: An Experimental Approach
Oct. 24, 2016 4:54 p.m.
Critical Period-Like Plasticity in the Adult Brain
Oct. 24, 2016 3:37 p.m.
Synaptic Biomarkers: Promise and Perils for Identifying and Using Them to Optimize Neuronal Health
Oct. 24, 2016 3:37 p.m.
Clinicians' Panel: James Ecklund, M.D.
Oct. 24, 2016 3:36 p.m.
Clinicians' Panel: Jeff Elias, M.D.
Oct. 24, 2016 3:25 p.m.
Clinicians' Panel: Erin Foff, Ph.D./M.D.
Oct. 24, 2016 3:24 p.m.
Matricryptins Trigger Inhibitory Synapse Formation in the Developing Neocortex
Oct. 24, 2016 3:23 p.m.
The Role of Patterned Stimulation in Inducing Synaptic Plasticity in the Normal and Injured Brain
Oct. 24, 2016 3:21 p.m.
Clinicians' Panel: Thor Willy Ruud Hansen, M.D./Ph.D., M.H.A., F.A.A.P.
Oct. 24, 2016 3:20 p.m.
Clinicians' Panel: Tor Haugstad, M.D./Ph.D.
Oct. 24, 2016 3:19 p.m.
Clinicians' Panel: Anita Kablinger, M.D.
Oct. 24, 2016 midnight
Amyloid-β and Tau: the Trigger and Bullet in Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis
Oct. 24, 2016 midnight
A Quantitative Signature of Change in Impulsivity: Toward Prediction of Clinical Response
Oct. 21, 2016 7:43 a.m.
MacRae F. Linton, MD Stephen and Mary Schillig Professor of Medicine; Professor of Pharmacology; Director, Vanderbilt Lipid Clinic & Laboratory; Director, Atherosclerosis Research Unit, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Oct. 20, 2016 2:15 p.m.
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is one of 27 research institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health ...
Aug. 29, 2016 9:21 a.m.
Freddie Fu, MD Professor and Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Schools of Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
July 25, 2016 3:29 p.m.
More people die of overdoses than they do of car accidents. There is a nationwide opioid and heroin epidemic and its here in the Roanoke Valley.
April 27, 2016 2:16 p.m.
Neuroprotection of the injured spinal cord, regenerative medicine for spinal cord injury using stem cell and tissue engineering approaches, mechanisms of glial-axonal signaling using electrophysiological and imaging approaches, spinal cord ...
April 27, 2016 2:14 p.m.
Kathleen Brady, MD, PhD Distinguished University Professor Associate Provost Clinical and Translational Research Director South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, South Carolina
April 22, 2016 1:03 p.m.
Role of inflammation in the aging brain and in the development and progression of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease
March 24, 2016 12:25 p.m.
Electronic pacing has been the state-of-the-art therapy for complete heart block since the 1960s and, since then, has achieved an enviable therapeutic record in a number of additional settings. Electronic ...
March 14, 2016 10:59 a.m.
Michael Friedlander will conclude Brain School 2016 on March 17 with a presentation on pain and how the brain interprets it. Brain School is free, yet registration is required as ...
March 14, 2016 10:57 a.m.
Rosalyn Moran will continue Brain School 2016 on March 16 with a presentation on learning and memory, and how they change as the brain ages. Brain School is free, yet ...
March 14, 2016 10:54 a.m.
Susan Campbell will continue Brain School 2016 on March 15 with a presentation on the epileptic brain. Brain School is free, yet registration is required as space is limited. To ...
March 14, 2016 10:50 a.m.
Michael Fox will launch Brain School 2016 on March 14 with a presentation on what our brains don't 'see'. He'll cover visual attention, blind spots, eye movement, and blind sight. ...
Feb. 11, 2016 3:58 p.m.
The mission of the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) is to enable discoveries for understanding life. Our theoretical understanding of life is based on first principles; for ...
Feb. 4, 2016 4:19 p.m.
Today’s political, economic, and health realities present significant opportunities to shape the U.S. health care system so it provides better care to more people at reasonable cost. U.S. health care ...
Jan. 29, 2016 11:46 a.m.
Dr. Alpern’s seminar will start with a discussion of basic science research defining the cellular response to chronic metabolic acidosis. He will then review the accumulating evidence that chronic small ...
Dec. 4, 2015 10:32 a.m.
Imaging the living brain at a cellular level presents many challenges. While genetic techniques now allow fluorescent and functional labeling of brain cells, as well as optical control of cells, ...
April 30, 2015 3:25 p.m.
April 30, 2015, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Gail Robertson, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, M106 This lecture will recount ...
Oct. 7, 2014 8:35 a.m.
High-Throughput Self-Interaction Chromatography: Applications to Protein Solubility and Stability presented by Larry DeLucas, OD, PhD
Oct. 1, 2014 10:59 a.m.
Synapses, Muscular Dystrophy, and Brain Disorders presented by Lin Mei, MD, PhD
Oct. 1, 2014 10:58 a.m.
Modern Treatment of Alcoholsim presented by Charles P. O'Brien, MD, PhD
Sept. 25, 2014 12:56 p.m.
A View of Cortex from the Thalamus presented by S. Murray Sherman
Sept. 9, 2014 1:18 p.m.
Les Biesecker presents Hypothesis-Generating Research and Predictive Medicine as part of the Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series
Sept. 9, 2014 1:15 p.m.
Erica Ollmann Saphire presents The Molecular Toolkit of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers as part of the Frontiers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series
Sept. 9, 2014 1:08 p.m.
Anthony Grace presents Dopamine Neuron Regulation and its Disruption in Schizophrenia and Depression as part of the Distinguished Scholars Series
Aug. 29, 2014 9:19 a.m.
Harald Sontheimer, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology, Cell Biology, Physiology, and Neurology, Director, Civitan International Research Center and Director, Center for Glial Biology In Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Aug. 28, 2014 midnight
Nov. 19, 2013 2:39 p.m.
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 ...
April 19, 2013 8:09 a.m.
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 ...
April 17, 2013 3:33 p.m.
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. ...
April 17, 2013 1:45 p.m.
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 ...
Feb. 15, 2013 10:02 a.m.
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 ...
Jan. 17, 2013 2:18 p.m.
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 ...
Jan. 12, 2013 6:18 p.m.
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 ...
Dec. 7, 2012 12:59 p.m.
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 ...
Nov. 25, 2012 9:12 a.m.
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 ...
Nov. 25, 2012 9:12 a.m.
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 ...
Oct. 8, 2012 9:03 a.m.
Stem cells are the building blocks of the body’s tissues and hold tremendous promise for the treatment of degenerative disease. This lecture will discuss the basic properties of stem cells ...
Oct. 8, 2012 8:57 a.m.
Overt actions allow us to interact directly with our environment. By definition, though, covert mental activity is unobservable by a third party and does not translate to action in the ...
Oct. 7, 2012 3:09 p.m.
In this community-focused talk, Sharon and Craig Ramey will use examples from their own research program to review the remarkable advances in understanding the early course of human development. They ...
Sept. 25, 2012 12:21 p.m.
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 ...
By TEDGlobal 2012
April 6, 2012 11:15 a.m.
Dr. Gibbs will discuss how modern genomics will (and is) being used to effectively diagnose and treat human disease and maintain health for individuals.
April 3, 2012 10:40 p.m.
An expert in translational research in the field of brain stimulation, Dr. Lisanby has been recognized for her leading role in pioneering a novel depression treatment called magnetic seizure therapy, ...
April 3, 2012 10:21 p.m.
Face recognition is a remarkable ability, given the tens of thousands of different faces we can recognize, sometimes even many years after a single encounter. Because of this unique ability, ...
March 12, 2012 1:13 p.m.
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 ...
Feb. 24, 2012 1:30 p.m.
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 ...
Feb. 24, 2012 1:27 p.m.
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 ...
Feb. 24, 2012 1:25 p.m.
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 ...
Feb. 24, 2012 1:23 p.m.
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 ...
Feb. 23, 2012 1:48 p.m.
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 ...
By Virginia House of Delegates
Jan. 21, 2012 4:29 p.m.
Dr. Amara's research focuses on the molecular pharmacology of neurotransmitter transporters and on the regulation of chemical signaling in the brain.
Jan. 21, 2012 4:23 p.m.
All living organisms have innate immune systems that can be used for self-defense. An adaptive immune system that is capable of recognizing specific pathogens and providing protective memory against a ...
Dec. 9, 2011 10:24 a.m.
Dr. Jan-Åke Gustafsson will describe how steroid hormones such as estrogens (female sex hormones) and androgens (male sex hormones) are involved in cancer causation.
Dec. 1, 2011 7:07 p.m.
For more than 30 years, Adele Diamond has been studying the region of the brain devoted to the most complex human abilities. Collectively referred to as \u201cexecutive functions,\u201d these include ...
Nov. 7, 2011 8:44 p.m.
Pore-forming toxins are some of nature's most potent biological poisons. Melanie Ohi, PhD, will explore how structural studies of bacterially secreted toxins offer a powerful approach to generating mechanistic models ...
Oct. 27, 2011 7:16 p.m.
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 ...
Oct. 21, 2011 9:51 p.m.
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 ...
Oct. 14, 2011 4:40 p.m.
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 ...
Oct. 6, 2011 4:53 p.m.
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 ...
Oct. 6, 2011 4:49 p.m.
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, ...