Videos for 2011

Steroid Hormones and Cancer

Dec. 9, 2011

Dr. Jan-Åke Gustafsson will describe how steroid hormones such as estrogens (female sex hormones) and androgens (male sex hormones) are involved in cancer causation.

Why Tools of the Mind and a Educational Approaches Can Help Executive Function Skills

Dec. 1, 2011

For more than 30 years, Adele Diamond has been studying the region of the brain devoted to the most complex human abilities. Collectively referred to as \u201cexecutive functions,\u201d these include ...

Bacterial Toxins: Structural Studies of Molecular Trojan Horses

Nov. 7, 2011

Pore-forming toxins are some of nature's most potent biological poisons. Melanie Ohi, PhD, will explore how structural studies of bacterially secreted toxins offer a powerful approach to generating mechanistic models ...

How Electron Cryotomography Is Opening a New Window into Bacterial Ultrastructure

Oct. 27, 2011

For decades microbiologists thought bacteria were little more than “bags” of enzymes, without cytoskeletons or internal organization. By allowing intact cells to be imaged in 3-D in a near-native state ...

Parallel Universes: G's and A's in Autoimmunity

Oct. 21, 2011

Autoimmune diseases, which are often chronic, debilitating, and life-threatening, affect millions of people in the United States alone. Robert Kimberly, MD, will explain the role that two types of autoimmune ...

How The Mind Makes Morals

Oct. 14, 2011

An honored tradition in moral philosophy depicts human moral behavior as unrelated to social behavior in nonhuman animals and as relying on a uniquely human capacity to reason. Recent developments ...

You Must Remember This: The Principles of Memory Formation

Oct. 6, 2011

One of the nation’s leading experts on the molecular biology of learning and memory, Ron Davis, PhD, will deliver a public lecture on how the brain forms, stores, and retrieves ...

What Do We Know About Addiction?

Oct. 6, 2011

Advances in science have generated compelling evidence that addiction is a complex disease of the brain that generally begins in childhood or adolescence; is influenced by a host of biological, ...

VTCRI MRI Installation

May 18, 2011

A magnetic resonance imaging machine (MRI) was delivered to the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute on Nov. 17 and is particularly noteworthy for the institute. For one thing, it weighs ...

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