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Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors selects projects to tackle lifestyle-related diseases

Jan. 8, 2019

The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC's Center for Transformative Research on Health Behaviors is supporting its first three pilot research projects to tackle health issues caused by lifestyle diseases.

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 ...

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 ...

Fulbright fellowship awarded to VTCRI research assistant

Aug. 6, 2018

Brennan Delattre, a lab manager and research assistant at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, was awarded a Fulbright fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. The prestigious fellowship will fund ...

VTCRI leads effort to develop test for mTBI with industry partners, University of Virginia

May 16, 2018

Scientists at two of Virginia’s largest universities, working with clinicians from the two major health systems and a growing Virginia-based biotechnology company, have teamed up to address an important medical ...

VTCRI to host sixth annual Brain School, other Brain Awareness Week activities

March 5, 2018

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s sixth annual Brain School, “[Hijacking and Augmenting the Brain: Drugs, Bugs, and Devices](,” will focus on how outside factors can influence the brain’s chemistry and ...

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute partners with INSIGHTEC to research focused ultrasound technology

Feb. 1, 2018

Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) are partnering with INSIGHTEC to develop noninvasive treatments for brain disorders using Exablate Neuro focused ultrasound and Siemens MR imaging. Through ...

Early childhood education expert to cap Brain School, highlight Brain Awareness Week

March 8, 2017

Greg J. Duncan, a distinguished professor in the School of Education, and departments of economics, psychology, and social behavior at the University of California, Irvine, will highlight Brain Awareness Week ...

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