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New compound could help improve heart attack recovery

Aug. 19, 2019

Scientists at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC discovered a new compound that could shield heart tissue before a heart attack, as well as preserve healthy cells when administered ...

Roanoke scientists give local youth behind-the-scenes look at biomedical research

Aug. 8, 2019

For the second year, Roanoke youth enrolled in Goodwill Industries of the Valley's YouthHQ@Goodwill Science Camp visited the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC this week. The campers learned about ...

Researchers link energy metabolism in cells with changes in disease expression

July 29, 2019

Virginia Tech scientists with the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have revealed how different levels of a mitochondrial genetic mutation could cause a rare form of adult-onset diabetes in ...

Virginia Tech health sciences leader appointed to Virginia Early Childhood Foundation advisory council

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 recently appointed to join the ...

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientist earns grant to examine ‘catastrophic’ seizure disorder

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.

Virginia Tech graduate student earns prestigious NIH award to map unexplored brain region, study optic nerve regeneration

July 22, 2019

Ubadah Sabbagh, a Virginia Tech Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health (TBMH) graduate student, has won a six-year $390,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) award that will fund his remaining TBMH ...

Graduate student receives prestigious Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Ben Barres Fellowship

June 28, 2019

Ubadah Sabbagh, a Virginia Tech Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health graduate student working at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, has received the Ben Barres Fellowship presented by Cold ...

FDA deems molecular test for concussions ‘breakthrough device’

June 17, 2019

BRAINBox Solutions, a molecular diagnostics innovator dedicated solely to the field of brain injury that works extensively with the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, announced it has been granted ...

Virginia Tech graduate students selected to join competitive Society for Neuroscience program

June 7, 2019

Alyssa Brunal-Brown (left) and Amnah Eltahir, Virginia Tech graduate students at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, were accepted into the Society for Neuroscience’s competitive scholars program.

TBMH graduate student awarded competitive individual NIH predoctoral fellowship to study cardiac arrest recovery

June 3, 2019

David “Ryan” King, a student in the Virginia Tech Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health (TBMH) graduate program at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, has won a National Institutes ...

Lost in translation: The medium is the message for a healthy heartbeat

May 28, 2019

Researchers at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have revealed how a genetic message to produce healthy heart tissue is altered in the body during stress and aging to ...

Watch the Lecture: Harvard leader, former NIMH director to discuss ‘genetics of mind’ at public lecture in Roanoke

May 23, 2019

Steven Hyman, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatry Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, ...

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute addiction scientist to receive international honor for translational research

May 23, 2019

Warren Bickel, the Virginia Tech Carilion Behavioral Health Research Professor, will receive the Scientific Translation Award from the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (SABA) on Saturday in Chicago, ...

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute neuroscientist awarded NIH grant to study brain cell receptors involved in epilepsy

May 13, 2019

Sharon Swanger, an assistant professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC’s center for neurobiology research, was recently awarded a $1.7 million grant through the National Institute of Neurological ...

Friedlander named fellow of Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine

May 10, 2019

Founded in 1903, the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (SEBM) is one of the nation’s oldest scientific societies. Now, after more than a century of achievement, the society has ...

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