Stories for Gregorio Valdez

Lost in translation: The medium is the message for a healthy heartbeat

May 28, 2019

Researchers at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have revealed how a genetic message to produce healthy heart tissue is altered in the body during stress and aging to ...

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute to present the good, bad, and ugly at 7th Annual Brain School

March 5, 2019

Experts will share extraordinary facts about about the brain during this series of community lectures in Roanoke from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 11 through Thursday, March 14.

$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 ...

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 gain insight into the earliest changes that impair motor function during aging

March 9, 2018

A team of biomedical scientists led by Gregorio Valdez, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has found that the motor neurons responsible for controlling muscle movement ...

Scientists watch the CLOCK gene for potential epilepsy connections

Dec. 1, 2017

A new discovery by scientists has determined that the loss of a gene best known for its role in establishing circadian rhythms — the body’s innate cycles that include sleeping ...

VTCRI prepares to welcome leading scientists, host Central Virginia Society for Neuroscience meeting

March 22, 2017

The challenges and opportunities of neuroscience will come into focus Sunday and Monday as researchers from universities across Virginia and special guests from elsewhere in the U.S. converge at the ...

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute to host Brain Awareness Week

Feb. 16, 2017

Scientists will reveal more about what they have learned about the brain’s developmental journey when the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute opens its doors for its fifth annual Brain School ...

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