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 Fralin Biomedical 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, 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.
March 18, 2020
The brain devotes more space to vision than to all other senses combined, according to the Dana Foundation, which is coordinating a global education initiative ...
July 24, 2019
Michael Friedlander, founding executive director of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC and vice president of health sciences and technology at Virginia Tech, was ...
July 22, 2019
Sharon Swanger, an assistant professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, has won a $150,000 Dravet Syndrome Foundation research grant.
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