BRC researchers are exploring complex connections in the brain and spinal cord, and how they enable us to see, learn, remember, move, and adapt.
Our scientists and clinicians are developing new therapies designed to prevent, minimize and reverse neurological damage caused by injury and disease.
Kick ALS 2014 Web-a-thon
Sunday, April 27: Join the ALS Society of Nova Scotia at the Brain Repair Centre (1348 Summer St.) in Halifax for the 2014 KICK ALS Web-a-thon! Enjoy live performances from Jazzette, Miles Gallagher, Johanne McInnis and others from 2 to 6 p.m. and tour state-of-the-art ALS research facilities at the Brain Repair Centre, while helping ALS NS raise money to buy power-tilt wheelchairs for its clients!
The Brain Repair Centre is proud to partner with ALS NS to present this important fundraiser, which will also kick-off the 2014 Walk for ALS season.
3rd Halifax International Epilepsy Conference
First Seizure: Tip of the Iceberg?
The Relevance of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Cognitive Problems in New-onset Epilepsy
Epilepsy researchers from around the world are invited to convene in Nova Scotia this fall to discuss the latest findings about new-onset epilepsy.
Click here to learn more about this important scientific event.
To register: Download the registration form
Upcoming Journal Clubs
Atlantic Mobility Action Project Journal Club
The AMAP journal club focuses on the neurobiology of the brain and spinal cord and the underpinnings of potential treatments for movement disorders.
Next meeting:Tuesday, April 29, 12:30 p.m., 3rd-floor boardroom,
Life Sciences Research Institute
Vision Science Journal Club
The Vision Science Journal Club brings together investigators and trainees with a strong interest in the retina and visual system.
Next meeting: Wednesday, April 30, 9:30 a.m., 14B2 Tupper Medical Building
Access paper: Inhibition of cyclophilin D by cyclosporin A promotes retinal ganglion cell survival by preventing mitochondrial alteration in ischemic injury
Interdisciplinary Science Journal Club
This group examines a broad swath of research in cognitive and motor training and rehabilitation, drawn from journals in the areas of psychology, physiotherapy, rehabilitation and motor control.
Next meeting: Monday, May 5, 4:30 p.m., upstairs Grad House Pub, LeMarchant Street
Access paper: The physiological cost and enjoyment of Wii Fit in adolescents, young adults, and older adults
The Brain Repair Centre (BRC) has awarded $90,000 in knowledge translation grants to three research teams to advance new technologies for protecting neurons and repairing the brain. At the same time, the BRC has awarded $20,000 to support two international brain science meetings, to be hosted in Halifax this year.
“The Brain Repair Centre knowledge translation grants provide researchers with crucial support to take the ideas and innovations they’ve developed over years of research and launch them into the world as new, commercially viable technologies that will help people,” says Dr. Victor Rafuse, BRC director and professor of medical neuroscience and medicine at Dalhousie Medical School. “Our research, dissemination and commercialization grants raise the stature of Halifax as a leading centre for neuroscience research by helping our community host prestigious international conferences here.”
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