The MIND Lab at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC in Roanoke, Virginia, is looking for expecting mothers and mothers of newborns to participate in a new study analyzing the pandemic's impacts.
The Clinical and Translational Science Award partnership between Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia, Carilion Clinic, and Inova Health System is now accepting applications for the 12-month Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies Program.
The brain’s ventral lateral geniculate nucleus (vLGN) receives signals from the eye, but it is not associated with classical image-forming. For decades little was known about this brain region’s cellular structure and purpose. In a new study published in the Journal of Neurochemistry, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC neuroscientists reveal newly identified brain cell subtypes unique to this region that form a striking layered formation.=https://video.vt.edu/media/Scientists+discover+cellular+structure+of+poorly+understood+visual+brain+region/1_yzqs3l8y
The brain’s ventral lateral geniculate nucleus receives signals from the eye, but it is not associated with classical image-forming. In a new study, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC neuroscientists reveal newly identified brain cell subtypes unique to this region that form a striking layered formation.
Finkielstein, a molecular biologist and an associate professor in the College of Science, will join the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC on July 1. Her laboratory, which studies how circadian rhythms are involved in breast cancer progression, will move to the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke.
Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, a developmental neurobiologist and a professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, has been named the new director of the institute’s Center for Neurobiology Research, according to Michael Friedlander, executive director of the research institute and Virginia Tech vice president for health sciences and technology.
Fox, director of the Center for Neurobiology Research at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, will move from his current leadership position into a new role as director of the School of Neuroscience, taking over a position held by founding director Harald Sontheimer.
Sora Shin, a new assistant professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, studies how stress can induce psychiatric disorders. She hopes to develop new targeted therapeutics to help patients with mental illness.
A dose of adenovirus hits most people like a common cold – a cough, a fever, maybe a sore throat. But for an unfortunate few, the usually benign bug hacks the heart’s cellular electrical communication system and sometimes proves fatal.
Five years ago, Haacke suffered a traumatic head injury. Now, she is graduating from the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience as the winner of a Fulbright Scholarship and with the honor of being named the 2020 Virginia Tech Undergraduate of the Year.
Astrid Meenan has advice for new Virginia Tech students: “Keep an open mind to opportunities. Don’t automatically think it’s not for you or that just ‘other people do that.' Virginia Tech opened so many opportunities for me.”
Using CRISPR genome editing in zebrafish, scientists with the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC linked an undiagnosed human disease with a rare genetic mutation that causes craniofacial abnormalities.
Through community partnerships and grassroots engagement efforts, Connection 2 Care plans to facilitate peer-to-peer counseling and distribute backpack kits containing life-saving resources to those most at risk of opioid overdoses in the Roanoke area.
To help address potential ventilator shortages, mechanical engineers at Virginia Tech have partnered with a Carilion Clinic physician to upgrade bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machines, commonly used for treating sleep apnea, into makeshift ventilators.