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Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientists shed light on surprising visual development patterns

Jan. 20, 2020

In a new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC neuroscientists reveal a surprising clue about how this ...

Found in translation: National Institutes of Health leader to outline efforts to accelerate biomedical innovations

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) ...

TBMH students awarded Research!America microgrant, launch science outreach podcast

Dec. 19, 2019

What is DNA and how does it shape our traits? How do our brains store memories? These are just some of the questions that a new Roanoke-based science podcast, "Big ...

Scientists reveal the neural basis of confirmation bias

Dec. 17, 2019

An international research team comprising neuroscientists at Virginia Tech, University College London, and the University of London revealed brain mechanisms and functional regions that underlie confirmation bias — a phenomenon ...

Robert Gibson named business partnership development director for Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, LINK

Dec. 16, 2019

Robert Gibson joined the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC as its associate director of business development for LINK: Center for Advancing Industry Partnerships.

New faculty member links nature, nurture, and early brain development

Dec. 13, 2019

Brittany Howell, assistant professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, studies how maternal characteristics and behavior impact brain development in infants. Howell will start recruiting new mothers to ...

Virginia Tech, Indivior announce new collaboration to study long-term recovery pathways in people with Opioid Use Disorder

Dec. 10, 2019

Virginia Tech and Indivior, a pharmaceutical company focused on developing medications to treat substance use disorders, have agreed to extend the RECOVER (Remission from Chronic Opioid Use-Studying Environmental and Socio-Economic ...

Digital health care expert to discuss future of tech, patient care at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute public lecture

Dec. 6, 2019

How can machine learning, mobile apps, wearable technologies, and blockchain enhance patient outcomes? John Halamka, chief information officer for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will discuss how technological innovations are ...

Biomedical, business, engineering teams set to dive into shark-tank style competition

Dec. 5, 2019

For the fourth straight year, Virginia Tech students will gather in Roanoke to pitch commercialization ideas to a panel of judges in a biomedical, “shark tank”-style competition. With a focus ...

Global cancer expert to address how social inequities raise survival risks at Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture

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 ...

Virginia Tech faculty receive top honors from the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Nov. 26, 2019

The five Virginia Tech scientists to be named as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science are (top row, from left) Ronald Fricker, Michael Friedlander, Y.A. Liu, ...

Children’s National Hospital, Virginia Tech announce partnership for new Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus

Nov. 14, 2019

Agreement calls for Virginia Tech biomedical research facility in Washington, D.C.

Zebrafish study reveals developmental mechanisms of eye movement

Nov. 11, 2019

Albert Pan (left), an associate professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, and Manxiu 'Michelle' Ma, a research associate in the Pan lab, were part of a team of scientists ...

Leading climate policy expert to disclose strategies at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute public lecture

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 ...

Montague to explore ‘Conscience’ for ‘Science In Society’ today

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.

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