Stories for 2018

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 ...

VTCRI scientists find that sensory neurons can be used to discover therapies for ALS

Nov. 8, 2018

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have shown that mutations in specific genes that destroy motor neurons and thereby cause the devastating effects of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis— also known as ...

Scientists solve century-old neuroscience mystery; answers may lead to epilepsy treatment

Nov. 6, 2018

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have solved a 125-year-old mystery of the brain, and, in the process, uncovered a potential treatment for acquired epilepsy. The research team ...

Roanoke-based Virginia Tech graduate student selected as a Society for Neuroscience fellow

Nov. 2, 2018

Ubadah Sabbagh, a doctoral student in Virginia Tech’s Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health (TBMH) Graduate Program, was one of 15 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers named as a Society for ...

VTCRI executive director addresses state business community on how healthy early brain development affects education, work force issues

Oct. 18, 2018

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Executive Director Michael Friedlander recently addressed statewide business leaders about the impact of brain development during the early years of an individual’s life, and about ...

Area businessman, benefactor Maury Strauss gives $1 million to VTCRI lecture series

Oct. 3, 2018

Maury Strauss, a Roanoke businessman and a longtime community benefactor, has made a $1 million gift to the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI), announced Michael J. Friedlander, executive director ...

Renowned cardiology expert to open newly named VTCRI Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture Series

Oct. 2, 2018

Exercise helps keep the heart healthy, but could it help teach us how to treat cardiac disease? That’s the question leading cardiologist Anthony Rosenzweig will address as he opens the ...

Leaders mark construction milestone for VTC Biomedical Research Addition

Sept. 28, 2018

A crowd watched on Friday as a crane hoisted a steel beam four stories into the sky at the construction site for the Virginia Tech Carilion Biomedical Research Addition in ...

A path forward: Leading national addiction experts from VTCRI and Stanford call for more neuroscience research on long-term addiction recovery in Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry article

Sept. 24, 2018

Warren Bickel, the director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) Addiction Recovery Research Center, and Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial Professor in psychiatry and behavioral science at ...

Virginia Tech appoints assistant vice president of advancement for Roanoke

Sept. 21, 2018

Virginia Tech has appointed Kim Blair as an assistant vice president of advancement to lead fundraising and help with outreach and strategic communication initiatives centered in Roanoke.

VTCRI hackathon to draw coders from Intel, Princeton and Yale

Sept. 21, 2018

Researchers and software developers will be writing code to analyze the ultimate computer — the brain — at the BrainIAK Hackathon, a three-day event beginning Sept. 26 for people who ...

VTCRI research team identifies a potential strategy in fight against brain cancer

Sept. 11, 2018

Scientists with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute say a gene involved in the body’s sleep cycle is a potential target for therapies to help patients with a deadly form ...

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