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Brain Research to be a big focus for VTC in 2014

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The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is gearing up for 2014.
Executive Director, Michael Friedlander, says brain research will continue to be a big focus in the new year.
The institute will compete for grants that are a part of President Obama's BRAIN Initiative in the upcoming year.
The institute is also expected to receive money from the state specifically for brain research.
Friedlander says state money is critical because it allows the institute to gather data and try new approaches.
He says, "Many of our investigators here at the Institute are able to try new things and take risks and really go after the most innovative approaches that will then later turn into grant funds."
Both cancer research and alcohol addiction studies are expected to see growth in 2014.


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