Stories for 2013

Study proves pivotal for patient with rare disease

Dec. 20, 2013

For scientists conducting basic biological research, discoveries often take years before they’re translated into effects on individual patients. Even if they lead to clinical trials, the impact on human health ...

Virginia Tech’s Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health program featured in national innovation award webinar

Dec. 16, 2013

Earlier this year, Virginia Tech’s new PhD program in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health was one of four projects chosen to receive the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Award ...

Research into understanding alcohol dependence receives a major boost

Dec. 3, 2013

The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has received a five-year, $2.8-million grant to study interventions aimed at enhancing self-control among problem drinkers.

Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approves Faculty of Health Sciences

Nov. 21, 2013

Virginia Tech’s Board of Visitors recently approved a resolution to create a Faculty of Health Sciences. The new organizational framework is intended to serve as a catalyst for health sciences ...

Researchers discover how retinal neurons claim the best brain connections

Nov. 6, 2013

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the University of Louisville have discovered that during neurodevelopment, neurons from the brain’s cerebral cortex extend axons to the edge of ...

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute hosts conference on computational psychiatry

Oct. 21, 2013

More than 70 scientists from around the world and from a range of intellectual traditions will convene in Miami this week for what is believed to be the nation’s first ...

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute fuels the fires of rising stars

Oct. 2, 2013

The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has announced the second class of recipients of its Medical Research Scholars fellowship program. The recipients will receive $35,000 to support their research and ...

Virginia Tech selected for new National Institutes of Health award in biomedical research workforce innovation

Sept. 19, 2013

Virginia Tech has been named one of ten academic institutions to receive a first-of-its-kind grant from the National Institutes of Health to help prepare graduate students and postdoctoral scholars for ...

Virginia Tech to host international workshop on the neuroscience of cognition, computation, and decisions

Sept. 16, 2013

Nearly two dozen of the world’s leading neuroscientists will gather in Switzerland next month to share their latest findings on the mysteries of how the brain processes information and makes ...

Researchers discover first evidence to support controversial theory of 'buckyball' formation

Sept. 16, 2013

Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have reported the first experimental evidence that supports the theory that a soccer ball-shaped nanoparticle, commonly called a buckyball, is the result ...

Covert operations: Your brain digitally remastered for clarity of thought

Sept. 13, 2013

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have found that neurofeedback can enhance the signal-to-noise ratio in thought, enabling a sharper focus on tasks—and a better understanding of brain-computer interfaces.

Harry Dorn reappointed as Dr. A.C. Lilly Jr. Faculty Fellow in Nanoscience

Sept. 12, 2013

Harry Dorn, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and a professor of chemistry in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, has been reappointed the Dr. A.C. ...

New, surprising roles indicated for critical neurodevelopmental agents

Sept. 6, 2013

A Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute study indicates new, surprising roles for critical neurodevelopmental agents.

A nice dilemma to have: Two fellowships for the price of one

Sept. 3, 2013

Conventional wisdom states that, in general, two is better than one. But what if you’re not allowed to have both, even if you can get your hands on them? That ...

New doctoral program lauded by leading association of medical colleges for research-focused training

Aug. 26, 2013

The Association of American Medical Colleges has named Virginia Tech's new doctor of philosophy degree program in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health a semi-finalist in the second annual Award for ...

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute announces public lectures by distinguished world leaders in biomedical and health research

July 31, 2013

The fourth annual season of public lectures in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s Distinguished Scholars Series will bring leading experts in biomedical and health research from across the nation ...

Smoking abstinence research receives major financial boost

July 26, 2013

Warren Bickel, an internationally recognized addiction expert at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was recently awarded a $3.2-million grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse for research on ...

Virginia Tech Carilion neurorehabilitation research offers hope to children with cerebral palsy

July 5, 2013

For many years, cerebral palsy was considered incurable and permanent, with only limited opportunities to teach children to live with their disabilities. Researchers led by Sharon Ramey and Stephanie DeLuca ...

Virginia Tech undergraduate studies investigates matters close to the heart

July 2, 2013

This summer, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is adding three of Virginia Tech’s brightest undergraduates to its ranks. Supported by the Fralin Life Science Institute and the Office of ...

Board of Visitors approves graduate program in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health

June 7, 2013

At its quarterly meeting on June 3, the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved a resolution to create a new doctor of philosophy degree in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health. ...

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