The Fifth International Conference of Glial Biology in Medicine started Sunday at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and continues through Tuesday. It's the first time the event has been held in Virginia.
In one of her personal statements to medical school, Caroline described herself as a “quilt of many colors” because of all of her interests and strengths. During her third year of medical school she was diagnosed with aggressive melanoma.
More than 400 faculty members with insight into the five named Destination Areas and five Strategic Growth Areas at the university have been working in design teams this summer to layer new ideas onto existing areas of excellence in teaching and research.
In a study published in Frontiers in Psychiatry, researchers found that participants failed to satisfy their craving by simply smoking a nicotine cigarette. The participants had to actually believe that the cigarette contained nicotine.
The doctoral program is the Virginia Tech Graduate School’s largest interdisciplinary program, with more than 200 members of Virginia Tech’s Faculty of Health Sciences teaching and mentoring the students.
He will use the award funds to study, in a rodent model, how the composition of fluids administered to patients who have suffered cardiac arrest or myocardial infarction affects whether or not they survive and how well they recover from the event.
Researchers focused on nondemographic factors that might help explain the differences in breastfeeding among black, white, and Hispanic mothers in the United States. They found a surprising discrepancy in the mothers’ initial decision to breastfeed — black mothers were nine times more likely to be given formula for their babies than white mothers in the hospital.