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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.

Pioneer in human tissue engineering to speak at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute today

Dec. 12, 2018

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, university professor of Medical Sciences at Columbia University, literally grows the stuff of hearts and bones.

In supporting research institute, Heywood Fralin encourages others to get involved

Dec. 7, 2018

In Heywood Fralin’s vision of the future, an academic health center fueled by world class research will transform the Roanoke Valley and create a robust economy that will enhance the ...

$50 million gift transforming biomedical research institute

Dec. 6, 2018

The founding vision to create the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute was bold: Amass a concentration of biomedical research talent and catalyze it with the resources of a major research ...

Record $50 million gift to Virginia Tech results in naming of Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Dec. 6, 2018

The Horace G. Fralin Charitable Trust and Heywood and Cynthia Fralin will donate a record $50 million to Virginia Tech to support research at the newly renamed Fralin Biomedical Research ...

Renowned neurobiologist to speak at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute on Thursday

Nov. 26, 2018

Carla J. Shatz, the 2016 Kavli Prize laureate in neuroscience who discovered how a set of molecules in the immune system might be the key to protecting against memory loss ...

Parallels in how some cancer survivors and people with addiction value the future point to therapeutic targets for challenging behaviors

Nov. 21, 2018

Recently diagnosed cancer survivors are more likely to drink alcohol, use tobacco, and frequent tanning beds than people in later stages of recovery, according to a research team from the ...

Biomedical, business, engineering students set for HS&T shark tank-style competition

Nov. 21, 2018

This year’s biomedical “shark tank”-style competition, called the HS&T Hokie Pitch, will be at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) on Nov. 30.

VTCRI researchers find positive effects of early education intervention on social behavior persist for 4 decades

Nov. 15, 2018

New research in Nature Communications, led by Read Montague (left) of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, suggests that participants who received educational interventions in early childhood show positive effects ...

International expert on developmental disabilities to speak at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute on Thursday

Nov. 14, 2018

Peter Rosenbaum, a developmental pediatrician with 45 years of experience as a clinician and researcher in the evolving field of childhood disability, will tell a story that is both personal ...

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