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Scientists at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute develop new strategy for brain cancer treatment

In a new study published in Oncogenesis, Zhi Sheng and Rob Gourdie of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC describe how two protein-targeting drugs – when combined with chemotherapy…

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Tour the state-of-the-art Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC Addition

With wet laboratories, meeting spaces, and offices to accommodate 400 additional researchers, students, and support staff, the $90-million, 139,000-square-foot addition enables the Fralin Biomedical…

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Hokies for Good: Conquering Cancer through Research Collaboration

Join us as we explore the groundbreaking partnership between the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC and Children's National Hospital in Washington D.C.Deemed a one-of-a-kind endeavor to…

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TBMH graduate student awarded two grants to advance brain cancer research

Joelle Martin, a graduate research assistant in the Sontheimer Lab at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, received a Zeta Beta Tau Cancer Research Award and a student fellowship funded…

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Meet Scientists Working at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

From cancer cells to human behavior - learn about some of the fascinating, high-impact research that female faculty members at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute are working on.

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Meet a Neuroscientist: Shannon Farris, Ph.D.

In honor of International #WomenInScience day, we'd like to introduce you to one of our faculty members, Dr. Shannon Farris!Her #neuroscience lab studies how the genes in a specific cell type,…

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Building Emotional Agility and Resilience in times of Crisis and Uncertainty

The DC Hokies and Manhattan Hokies are pleased to join together to present a webinar on resilience, hosted by leadership development expert Salima Hemani.During these unprecedented times, we cannot…

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Chapter Cheers: Life Lessons from the Lab with Mike Friedlander

On Oct. 22, Hokies heard from Mike Friedlander, who is the vice president for health sciences and technology and executive director of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute in Roanoke. He’s…

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PhD student is focused on helping military personnel and veterans

Michelle Dickerson, a third-year PhD student, is researching neural engineering and the neuropathological, cognitive and behavioral changes following traumatic brain injury in military personnel and…

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Outstanding Undergraduate Of The Year 2020 Lauren Haacke

After overcoming a brain injury in high school Lauren Haacke embarked on an academic career studying neuroscience. After completing her degree Lauren will continue her studies as a Fulbright Scholar…

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Neuroscientists show how common parasitic infection causes seizures and psychiatric illness for some

Forty million Americans are infected with a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii. For most patients, the infection is mild, while others develop seizures or psychiatric disorders. A new study led by…

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New faculty member links nature, nurture, and early brain development

Brittany Howell, assistant professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, studies how maternal characteristics and behavior impact brain development in infants. Howell will start…

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3-D reconstructed confocal image

This video of a 3-D reconstructed confocal image illustrates reactive astrocyty development following diffuse traumatic brain injury. Video by Alexys Harrington

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Researchers look for link between head injury and epilepsy

Virginia Tech’s School of Neuroscience is leading a three-year, $2.6 million study looking at the connection between traumatic head injuries and epilepsy. The study, taking part with funding…

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Collaborative grant takes on brain cancer

Biomedical engineering and mechanics researcher Jennifer Munson and her team discuss their work examining interstitial fluid flow in brain cancer cell invasion. Munson has received a $2.6 million…

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Using Microfluidic Chips to Study Flow in the Brain

Collaborators from the University of Virginia visit BEAM researcher Jenny Munson for a little shared lab time. Using a microfluidic chip developed by Rebecca Pompano's lab, the researchers…

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