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.
Nov. 8, 2018
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have shown that mutations in specific genes that destroy motor neurons and thereby cause the devastating effects of amyotrophic ...
Nov. 6, 2018
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have solved a 125-year-old mystery of the brain, and, in the process, uncovered a potential treatment for ...
Nov. 2, 2018
Ubadah Sabbagh, a doctoral student in Virginia Tech’s Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health (TBMH) Graduate Program, was one of 15 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers ...
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