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Breaking through: The many layers of substance misuse

Spring 2021
At the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC and across Virginia Tech, scientists are learning more about why people use substances, working with community groups to evaluate the impact of positive interventions, and using research insights to advocate for better outcomes.


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The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC makes transformative scientific advances that address the fundamental processes of human and animal health and disease. The only university-level institute at Virginia Tech dedicated to biomedical research, the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute trains the next generation of leading biomedical scientists while also facilitating discovery-based medical education.

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