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    Parents say baby with rare condition makes progress after intensive therapy at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion , video

    <div><div><div><div>Evie was at her six-week-old checkup near Dublin, Ireland, when doctors noticed her head was not growing as fast as it should. Five months later, doctors diagnosed her with a rare genetic disorder – a form of microcephaly caused by a mutation in a gene called CASK. Doctors said her condition was only reported in only 53 females worldwide, and it was associated with insurmountable developmental problems.<br><span><br>From those beginnings, Evie’s parents Emma Nolan and Keith Purdy embarked on a journey that would take them from their home in Ireland to talk with Virginia Tech scientists&nbsp;at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC Neuromotor Research Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia. They met Stephanie Deluca, co-director of the Neuromotor Research Clinic, and occupational therapist Megan Price. Together, the group would prove a lot of people wrong about how much Evie really could accomplish.</span></div></div></div></div>

    Date: May 26, 2020
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    Virginia Tech scientists develop new COVID-19 tests , video

    <div><div>After weeks of working around the clock, Virginia Tech scientists developed a new COVID-19 test and secured federal and state approvals to begin processing samples at on-campus labs in Blacksburg and Roanoke.<br></div></div>

    Date: Apr 29, 2020
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    Fralin Biomedical Research Institute expansion melds world-class research and sustainable architecture , video

    <div><div><div>From its meadow garden green roof to its underground rainwater cistern, the new research expansion located at 4 Riverside Circle in Roanoke is a model for smart green design. The building is currently being evaluated from the U.S. Green Building Council for a LEED Version 4 Rating.</div></div></div>

    Date: Apr 20, 2020
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    Virginia Tech researchers develop new COVID-19 tests to combat backlogs, shortages , video

    <div>Virginia Tech scientists at the Fralin Life Sciences Institute and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute have a developed a new coronavirus test and have secured federal and state approvals to begin processing samples at on-campus labs in Blacksburg and Roanoke. The university will support local health departments throughout the region to provide timely analysis to identify patients suspected of having COVID-19 — a critical step in the process of slowing the pandemic in Virginia.</div>

    Date: Apr 14, 2020
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    Neuroscientists show how common parasitic infection causes seizures and psychiatric illness for some , video

    <div><div><p>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 Michael Fox at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute describes how brain circuits change as the parasite finds long-term shelter inside brain cells. The study’s first author and doctoral candidate, Gabriela Carrillo, explains this discovery.</p><div><br></div></div></div>

    Date: Mar 26, 2020
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    Fralin Biomedical Research Institute expansion building moving forward , video

    <div><div><div><div><div>Take a peek inside the new VTC Biomedical Research Addition, a&nbsp;139,000-square-foot building slated for a grand opening in fall 2020 at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute in Roanoke. The state-of-the-art facility will be home to at least 25 new teams of Virginia Tech biomedical researchers specializing in cardiovascular research, obesity and metabolism, body-device interfaces, cancer, and more. The building will also feature a green roof, classrooms, wet and dry lab space, offices, and a LINAC particle accelerator to help pets with cancer. Stay tuned for more updates as construction nears completion this spring!</div></div></div></div></div>

    Date: Feb 24, 2020
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    New compound could help improve heart attack recovery , video

    <div>Robert Gourdie, a professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, is working on a way to limit the damage of hypoxic ischemic injury, allowing the nearby heart muscle cells to remain intact.</div>

    Date: Dec 16, 2019
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    New faculty member links nature, nurture, and early brain development , video

    <div>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 recruiting new mothers to participate in her lab’s research studies in 2020.</div>

    Date: Dec 16, 2019
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    Welcome to the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute , video

    <div><span>Virginia Tech’s Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC is an exciting place to research, train, and work. Established in 2010, the research institute is doubling in size and is actively recruiting 20-25 new core research teams to join the Virginia Tech Health Sciences Campus in Roanoke, Virginia. For more information about the research institute and employment opportunities, please visit: <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" href=""></a></span></div>

    Date: Oct 03, 2019
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    Sights and sounds from the regional forum hosted by Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic , video

    <div>On Thursday, Sept. 12, 97 government officials settled into the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine auditorium in Roanoke for a first-of-its-kind joint regional public forum. Governments from more than 20 localities spanning the New River Valley and Roanoke-Alleghany Valley were represented.<br></div>

    Date: Sep 13, 2019
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    Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture Series , video

    <div><div><div><div>A Nobel prize winner and two National Institutes of Health leaders are among internationally known speakers programmed for the new season of the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC Maury&nbsp;Strauss&nbsp;Distinguished Public Lecture Series in Roanoke.&nbsp;</div></div></div></div>

    Date: Sep 12, 2019
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    TBMH graduate student awarded competitive individual NIH predoctoral fellowship to study cardiac arrest recovery , video

    <div><div><div>David “Ryan” King, a student in the Virginia Tech Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health (TBMH) graduate program at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, has won a National Institutes of Health (NIH) individual research fellowship to support the last two years of his doctoral research. King’s work examines how sodium concentrations in intravenous saline fluids influence cardiac function following injury.</div></div></div>

    Date: Jun 12, 2019
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    Nation’s first clinical trial for infant stroke begins at Fralin Biomedical , video

    <div><div><div>Strokes are devastating events often associated with people over 65. But large numbers of infants have strokes, too. Now, in the nation’s first multicenter pediatric stroke recovery trial, researchers and clinicians from 12 sites across the United States, including the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, will evaluate a new approach.</div></div></div>

    Date: Mar 25, 2019
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    Jeffrey Sachs at Fralin Biomedical , video

    <div><div>Wealth should lead to well-being, according to Jeffrey Sachs, a world-renowned economist and special advisor to three United Nations Secretaries-General. Sachs spoke at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC in Roanoke, Virginia.</div></div>

    Date: Feb 22, 2019

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