Stories for 2011

A molecule that can recognize viruses and tumors also boosts learning and memory

Dec. 22, 2011

A molecule that can sense viruses and tumors in the body has another, surprising function in the brain—to enable the biological imprint of experiences during the learning process.

The nature of nurture

Nov. 28, 2011

Adele Diamond researches the roles that dance, the arts, storytelling, and exercise can play in improving children's executive functions, which include attentional control, self-regulation, working memory, and cognitive flexibility.

Stephen LaConte chosen to represent the U.S. at a prestigious scientific symposium in China

Nov. 28, 2011

Stephen LaConte recently exported his insights into brain–computer interactions to China, where he received recognition for his innovative research.

Brain imaging research reveals that physicians learn more by paying attention to failure

Nov. 23, 2011

Research led by Read Montague, director of the Human Neuroimaging Laboratory and the Computational Psychiatry Unit at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, reinforces the age-old idea that it’s important ...

Research on post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans receives multimedia attention

Nov. 6, 2011

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists are investigating the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder on returning veterans, and their work has been featured in “PTSD: Private Battles," a special report ...

Back to School

Oct. 31, 2011

Virginia Tech Carilion will offer recent biomedical research findings and a mini medical school at the university's Open House on November 12.

Read Montague receives the Walter Gilbert Award

Oct. 31, 2011

Dr. Read Montague, director of the Human Neuroimaging Laboratory at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, received the Walter Gilbert Award for his outstanding track-and-field career at Auburn University.

Dopamine release in the human brain tracked in milliseconds reveals decision-making

Oct. 27, 2011

A research team led by investigators at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has demonstrated the first rapid measurements of dopamine release in a human brain and provided preliminary evidence ...

Michael Friedlander leads the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine

Oct. 14, 2011

Michael Friedlander, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has assumed the role of president of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine.

The year in review

Oct. 7, 2011

Michael Friedlander, PhD, executive director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, looks back on the Institute's inaugural year.

National initiative taps the wisdom of people who have beat addictions

Oct. 4, 2011

The National Quit & Recovery Registry collects the experiences of those in recovery through web-based sharing — also known as crowdsourcing — to enhance scientists' understanding of addiction, whether to ...

Science magazine cites the work of a VTCRI scholar in a report on the science of education

Oct. 3, 2011

Research that Craig Ramey launched in 1972 has shown that the effects of early education can persist for decades.

Virginia Tech Carilion building wins awards for design excellence

Sept. 30, 2011

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute recently received two awards for the design excellence of its building.

Life Science Forum joins scientists with business leaders

Sept. 28, 2011

The Fifth Annual Southwest Virginia Life Science Forum, held the evening of October 6, will bring university researchers together with business leaders to discuss discoveries and possible collaborations.

Neuroscientists produce a guide for using ultrasound to treat brain disorders in clinical emergencies

Sept. 14, 2011

The discovery that low-intensity, pulsed ultrasound can be used to noninvasively stimulate intact brain circuits holds promise for engineering rapid-response medical devices.

Renowned experts to bring medical science to life

Sept. 2, 2011

The biology of the criminal mind, the development of childhood obesity, and the mechanisms of chronic pain are among the many topics that will be explored in a new series ...

Cocaine addicts prefer money in hand to snowy future

Aug. 15, 2011

When a research team asked cocaine addicts to choose, hypothetically, between money now or cocaine of greater value later, "preference was almost exclusively for the money now," said Warren K., ...

APA selects VTCRI professor Warren Bickel as Distinguished Scientist Lecturer

July 8, 2011

Warren Bickel, Ph.D., professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, director of the Advanced Recovery Research Center, and professor of psychology in the College of Science at Virginia Tech ...

Addiction researcher optimistic about new smoking warnings

June 23, 2011

By presenting the concrete reality of what will happen as a result of smoking, the new anti-smoking warnings that will show up on packs of cigarettes next year have a ...

VTCRI scientists to present at Research Center 'Meet the Scientists' event

June 7, 2011

VTC Research Institute scientists are among those scheduled to speak at the Virginia Tech National Capital Region Research Center's "Meet the Scientists" event in Arlington, Va. June 17.

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