Brain disorders account for more suffering, cost, and long term care than all other disorders combined. In addition to the medical costs of diagnosis and treatment, the costs of long-term care for children and adults who suffer from brain disorders are dramatic. Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute address these challenges by advancing and applying neuro-technologies in efforts to understand how the brain develops, adapts to challenges and adverse situations including physical and social, learns, and remembers, makes choices, responds to disease and injury, repairs itself and remains healthy during normal aging. By taking a transdisciplinary approach to the mechanisms of neurobiology and cognition, VTCRI scientists strive to increase the world’s knowledge of the brain and accelerate therapeutic interventions for diseases such as addiction, ALS, Alzheimer’s, autism spectrum disorder, brain cancer, cerebral palsy, dementia, depression, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, spinal muscular atrophy, substance abuse, and traumatic brain injury.
May 16, 2018
Scientists at two of Virginia’s largest universities, working with clinicians from the two major health systems and a growing Virginia-based biotechnology company, have teamed up ...
Feb. 1, 2018
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute partners with INSIGHTEC to research focused ultrasound technology
Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) are partnering with INSIGHTEC to develop noninvasive treatments for brain disorders using Exablate Neuro focused ultrasound ...
Jan. 9, 2018
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have found that people with PTSD have an increased learning response to surprising events. While most ...
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