Stories for Gregorio Valdez

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists develop new technology to assess nerve regeneration

Dec. 19, 2016

Numbness, tingling, and discomfort from peripheral nerve damage are facts of life for millions of Americans. Now, investigators have described a way for scientists to directly examine how damaged nerves ...

Protective molecules sidelined in models of Lou Gehrig's disease

Nov. 22, 2016

Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have identified a naturally occurring molecule that has the potential for preserving sites of communication between nerves and muscles in amyotrophic lateral ...

Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center to open at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Sept. 20, 2016

To better understand mechanisms underlying these diseases and disorders, researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute are forming the Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center.

Scientists unexpectedly find ALS affects sensory neurons involved in movement

Oct. 12, 2015

Researchers discover neurons affected by ALS that could help speed the identification and testing of therapeutics.

Challenge accepted: Ice bucket edition

Sept. 19, 2014

One, two, three! A collective shriek signaled the successful completion of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Ice Bucket Challenge. It was the second challenge of four, followed by students ...

Fralin Fellows investigate origin of Lou Gehrig's disease

July 30, 2014

Gregorio Valdez, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, brought on two undergraduate students – Zachary Kemp of Roanoke, Virginia, and Austin Tatum of Oak Ridge, Tennessee ...

Deeper than ancestry.com, 'EvoCor' identifies gene relationships

June 2, 2014

Gregorio Valdez, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and his team designed a search engine – called EvoCor – that identifies genes that are functionally linked. ...

Growth factors could be key to warding off symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and aging

Jan. 3, 2014

An early-career researcher at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has won his first major independent grant from the National Institutes of Health. And if his research pans out, the ...

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