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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 ...

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 ...

NIH-funded health research grants available to nonprofits, government agencies

May 6, 2019

Community organizations in the Commonwealth are invited to partner with researchers from any integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) institution on 12-month health research grant projects. Applications are ...

Judges, neuroscientists consider how science and criminal justice converge at Roanoke neurolaw conference

May 2, 2019

Could brain scans reveal when someone is lying? Neuroscientists and addiction experts at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC believe that emerging neuroscientific discoveries could complement criminal justice. To ...

International scientists to plug into cellular signals at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute conference

April 29, 2019, updated April 29, 2019

The human body is made of trillions of cells. While scientists have uncovered the secrets of cell function and structures, less well understood are the processes underlying cellular interaction and ...

Watch the webcast: Leading addiction scientist 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 ...

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