Stories Related to Visual System

Virginia Tech graduate student earns prestigious NIH award to map unexplored brain region, study optic nerve regeneration

July 11, 2019

Ubadah Sabbagh, a Virginia Tech Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health (TBMH) graduate student, has won a six-year $390,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) award that will fund his remaining TBMH ...

Graduate student receives prestigious Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Ben Barres Fellowship

June 28, 2019

Ubadah Sabbagh, a Virginia Tech Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health graduate student working at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, has received the Ben Barres Fellowship presented by Cold ...

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists are first to visualize breast cancer protein in precise detail

June 16, 2016

A team of scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute developed a novel technique to provide the first three-dimensional view of a protein that can cause breast cancer.

‘Brainbow’ reveals surprising data about visual connections in brain

Aug. 31, 2015

Neuroscientists know that some connections in the brain are pruned through neural development. Function gives rise to structure, according to the textbooks. But scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research ...

Institute scientists visualize potential brain cancer treatments in real time

April 9, 2015

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have developed new imaging techniques to watch dangerous brain tumor cells respond to treatment in real time.

Seeing trees for the forest: Scientists find new aspects to visual system development

Aug. 19, 2014

It’s not the destination that matters; it’s the journey – except when it comes to the brain. Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have found that the cells reaching from ...

Scientists, including students, find new aspects to visual system development

Aug. 19, 2014

A recently published Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute study came with a twist not often found in scientific papers. One of the first authors, who just completed her freshman year ...