Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC - Research Centers and Units
Researchers in the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute's Addiction Recovery Research Center (ARRC) work to understand addiction and develop new treatments that restore healthy decision-making in patients suffering from substance use disorders.
Glial cells are the brain's most abundant cell type. At the Center for Glial Biology in Health, Disease, and Cancer, scientists investigate the mechanisms underlying glial cell function in health, normal brain development, and disease, including brain tumors.
Research in the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute's Center for Human Neuroscience Research covers a range of fields, including neuroscience, computational psychiatry, psychology, political science, and economics.
The Center for Heart and Reparative Medicine Research at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute serves as a nexus for research teams exploring basic research questions about the heart.
The Neuromotor Research Clinic has pioneered the use of high-intensity therapeutic interventions. These treatments have allowed children with weakness on one side of their bodies - a hallmark of a form of cerebral palsy called hemiparesis - to make large, rapid, and enduring gains in mobility and everyday neuromotor skills.
The Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors (CTRHB) conducts transformative health behaviors research with the primary objectives of prevention and treatment of life-style related diseases.
The most complex of all organ systems, the brain is composed of hundreds of billions of neural cells that are interconnected and work in concert to produce an array of human behaviors.