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Community tunes in to learn about ‘The Craving Brain: Food and Drugs’ during Brain School

Nearly 200 people packed into the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC during Brain Awareness Week activities in March for exhibits, tours, talks, brain-healthy food and programming around…

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It’s the ‘thing in my life that shaped me the most,’ participant says of life-changing therapy

After experiencing a stroke in utero that caused weakness on the left side of her body, Keya Shapiro found a home at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute’s Neuromotor Research Clinic…

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Landmark $50 million gift to dramatically expand health sciences research at Virginia Tech

The Richmond, Virginia-based Red Gates Foundation recently committed $50 million to the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC to accelerate health sciences research at Virginia Tech. The gift…

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Fundamental understanding of a molecule‘s normal function could inform treatments for a variety of brain disorders

A team of investigators in John Chappell’s lab at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC made a discovery that could inform new therapies.

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Cancer researchers team up against deadliest brain tumors in children

Experts from Children's National, Virginia Tech, and Columbia University join forces to explore new tactics to fight lethal childhood brain cancer.

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Brain School 2023 at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

An annual Brain Awareness Week campaign hosted by the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC that included brain-healthy foods, hands-on exploration, and short seminars by Virginia Tech brain…

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Brain School: Is the brain able to change or am I wired this way for life?

Join us on March 13, 2023 at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute from 5 to 7:30PM for Brain School: The Electric Brain. https://fbri.vtc.vt.edu/events/annual-brain-school.html

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Brain School: Is the electricity in my brain the same thing that powers my phone?

Join us on March 13, 2023 at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute from 5 to 7:30PM for Brain School: The Electric Brain. https://fbri.vtc.vt.edu/events/annual-brain-school.html

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Brain School: What's going on inside your brain when you're dreaming?

Join us on March 13, 2023 at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute from 5 to 7:30PM for Brain School: The Electric Brain. https://fbri.vtc.vt.edu/events/annual-brain-school.html

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Virginia Tech researcher's discovery may lead to a better understanding of mental health disorders related to stress, anxiety

By studying zebrafish, Albert Pan and his team at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute found a molecule critical in development of the brain's stress response.

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Virginia Tech scientist uncovers possible link between early-life trauma and binge-eating disorder

Sora Shin, an assistant professor of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, led a study published in Nature Neuroscience that shows how adversity…

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Fralin Biomedical Research Institute expands Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program

Thirty-one undergraduate and high school students moved to Roanoke this summer to join an expanded lineup of four competitive, research-intensive mentorship programs hosted by the Fralin Biomedical…

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World-renowned researchers gather at the Precision Neuroscience Conference in Roanoke

The international Precision Neuroscience Conference builds on a collaboration between European and U.S. universities to advance neuroscience-based precision medicine, including diagnosis and…

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#VTGivingDay - Seale Innovation Fund at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

The first seven Virginia Tech research teams each to receive one-year, $75,000 Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC Seale Innovation Fund awards have been selected. The awarded pilot projects…

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Researchers identify behavioral adaptations that may help Antarctic fishes to adapt to warming Southern Ocean

In a new study published in PLOS ONE, Michael Friedlander and his team at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute describe how Antarctic fishes with and without hemoglobin react to acute thermal…

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Meet Wynn Legon, a new neuroscientist at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Introducing Wynn Legon – a new principal investigator who has been at the forefront of the use of focused ultrasound to modulate human brain activity for a decade. Legon's lab is located…

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