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Leading addiction scientist, pioneer in relapse prevention to deliver Maury Strauss Lecture at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

April 18, 2019

Nationwide, roughly one in five adult Americans has a chronic addictive disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For answers, Marilyn Carroll, a professor of psychiatry and ...

Universities lead effort to help Appalachians trapped by opioid epidemic

April 18, 2019

With a new grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, universities led by Virginia Tech will unite scientists, a range of health-care and service providers, and communities, including individuals in ...

Former president of MIT to discuss ‘next technology revolution’ at community lecture in Roanoke

April 12, 2019

Traditionally, biologists studied living organisms while engineers studied machinery, technology, and structures. Today, more than ever before, these fields blend together. To Susan Hockfield, a neuroscience professor and president emerita ...

Hundreds of STEM high school students to compete at Virginia Science and Engineering Fair in Roanoke Saturday

April 4, 2019

High school students from throughout the state will be displaying their ingenuity Saturday and the Virginia Science and Engineering Fair in Roanoke. The fair is hosted by the Virginia Tech ...

Fralin Biomedical researchers to lead nation’s first clinical trial for rehabilitating infant stroke patients

March 26, 2019

Strokes are devastating events often associated with people over 65. But large numbers of infants have strokes, too. Now, in the nation’s first multicenter pediatric stroke recovery trial, researchers and ...

National public health official to stress disaster preparedness for research communities at Maury Strauss public lecture in Roanoke

March 25, 2019

Hurricanes, floods, forest fires, cyberattacks — countless disaster scenarios can disrupt business operations and threaten an organization’s financial stability. Biomedical research communities are not immune to these threats, said Georges ...

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute to present the good, bad, and ugly at 7th Annual Brain School

March 5, 2019

Experts will share extraordinary facts about about the brain during this series of community lectures in Roanoke from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 11 through Thursday, March 14.

National Institutes of Health provides $23 million for statewide translational research institute

March 5, 2019

The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) has been awarded a five-year grant of nearly $23 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance innovative ideas ...

Leading oncologist-scientist to discuss cutting-edge cancer therapy on Thursday

Feb. 26, 2019

Rates of kidney cancer have been steadily rising in the United States, but a promising new approach where the body’s own immune system is harnessed and activated to fight cancer ...

Economist, UN advisor Jeffrey Sachs to discuss world’s ‘most important agenda’

Feb. 17, 2019

Wealth should lead to well-being, according to Jeffrey Sachs, a world-renowned economist and special advisor to three United Nations Secretaries-General. Sachs will speak at a free public presentation at the ...

HS&T fellows dive deep to learn how to commercialize ideas

Feb. 13, 2019

Commercialization fellows will talk about their experiences at a presentation at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The session will also provide an overview of the 2019 commercialization fellows program, which ...

Fasting, calorie control research on menu this week at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Strauss lecture

Jan. 27, 2019

The latest research on caloric control and time-restricted eating will be discussed at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, as Eric Ravussin, ...

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientists link concussions to seizures, development of epilepsy

Jan. 21, 2019

Experiments by Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientists show a strong relationship between changes in astrocytes after mild traumatic brain injury and the eventual occurrence of a seizure

Renowned child development scientist to discuss neuroscience of socioeconomic status on Thursday

Jan. 20, 2019

Renowned child development scientist to discuss neuroscience of socioeconomic status at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors selects projects to tackle lifestyle-related diseases

Jan. 8, 2019

The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC's Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors is supporting its first three pilot research projects to tackle health issues caused by lifestyle diseases.

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