Stories for 2019

TBMH students awarded Research!America microgrant, launch science outreach podcast

Dec. 19, 2019

What is DNA and how does it shape our traits? How do our brains store memories? These are just some of the questions that a new Roanoke-based science podcast, "Big ...

Scientists reveal the neural basis of confirmation bias

Dec. 17, 2019

An international research team comprising neuroscientists at Virginia Tech, University College London, and the University of London revealed brain mechanisms and functional regions that underlie confirmation bias — a phenomenon ...

Robert Gibson named business partnership development director for Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, LINK

Dec. 16, 2019

Robert Gibson joined the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC as its associate director of business development for LINK: Center for Advancing Industry Partnerships.

New faculty member links nature, nurture, and early brain development

Dec. 13, 2019

Brittany Howell, assistant professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, studies how maternal characteristics and behavior impact brain development in infants. Howell will start recruiting new mothers to ...

Virginia Tech, Indivior announce new collaboration to study long-term recovery pathways in people with Opioid Use Disorder

Dec. 10, 2019

Virginia Tech and Indivior, a pharmaceutical company focused on developing medications to treat substance use disorders, have agreed to extend the RECOVER (Remission from Chronic Opioid Use-Studying Environmental and Socio-Economic ...

Digital health care expert to discuss future of tech, patient care at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute public lecture

Dec. 6, 2019

How can machine learning, mobile apps, wearable technologies, and blockchain enhance patient outcomes? John Halamka, chief information officer for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will discuss how technological innovations are ...

Biomedical, business, engineering teams set to dive into shark-tank style competition

Dec. 5, 2019

For the fourth straight year, Virginia Tech students will gather in Roanoke to pitch commercialization ideas to a panel of judges in a biomedical, “shark tank”-style competition. With a focus ...

Global cancer expert to address how social inequities raise survival risks at Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture

Dec. 2, 2019

Ophira Ginsburg, medical oncologist and executive director of the High-Risk Cancer Genetics Program at New York University’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, will discuss how social inequalities negatively impact cancer survival rates ...

Virginia Tech faculty receive top honors from the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Nov. 26, 2019

The five Virginia Tech scientists to be named as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science are (top row, from left) Ronald Fricker, Michael Friedlander, Y.A. Liu, ...

Children’s National Hospital, Virginia Tech announce partnership for new Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus

Nov. 14, 2019

Agreement calls for Virginia Tech biomedical research facility in Washington, D.C.

Zebrafish study reveals developmental mechanisms of eye movement

Nov. 11, 2019

Albert Pan (left), an associate professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, and Manxiu 'Michelle' Ma, a research associate in the Pan lab, were part of a team of scientists ...

Leading climate policy expert to disclose strategies at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute public lecture

Oct. 30, 2019

Vicki Arroyo, founding executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center, will describe the consequences of climate change and how government and community leaders are shifting to cleaner energy sources and ...

Montague to explore ‘Conscience’ for ‘Science In Society’ today

Oct. 29, 2019

Read Montague, a computational neuroscientist at Virginia Tech’s Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, will be featured in a conversation discussing the neurobiological basis of morality.

American Heart Association postdoctoral fellow searches ‘secret molecular world’ for clues underlying vascular disease

Oct. 24, 2019

Laura Beth Payne, a postdoctoral associate at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, has been awarded a two-year American Heart Association postdoctoral fellowship to study molecular interactions in healthy ...

Leading aging, vision experts to keynote international precision neuroscience conference in Roanoke this spring

Oct. 14, 2019

Neuroscientists, physicians, and graduate students from across the world will gather at the Precision Neuroscience Conference hosted by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute in Roanoke, Virginia, in May. The keynote ...

National health official to address minority health disparities at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute public lecture

Oct. 14, 2019

Eliseo Perez-Stable, director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the National Institutes of Health, will discuss the latest research to understand how racial, ethnic, ...

Brain science advances could open path to new addiction treatments

Oct. 10, 2019

Advances in brain science that help explain why individuals are vulnerable to addiction may lead to new strategies to stem the opioid crisis, according to a group of addiction medicine ...

Pioneering neuro-geneticist to join Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Oct. 2, 2019

A scientist acclaimed for revealing the genetic clockwork of complex developmental disorders in children will join Virginia Tech as a professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, announced ...

Andrew Ickes named development director for the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Oct. 1, 2019

Andrew Ickes joined the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC as its new director of development.

Virginia Tech appoints assistant vice president for health sciences education Leanna Blevins

Sept. 27, 2019

Virginia Tech has appointed Leanna Blevins as the assistant vice president for health sciences education to steer academic program growth in Roanoke.

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