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 Learn about exciting new directions in brain repair research:
 

  • The eye as a window to the brain: Dr. Alon Friedman develops retinal imaging as a proxy for assessing damage to the brain

    A Brain Repair Centre Knowledge Translation grant is allowing Dr. Alon Friedman to pioneer a new technology using retinal imaging to identify early signs of brain disease.

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  • Student Profile Series

    Students play a vital role in the hands-on, day-to-day work of conducting complex and demanding experiments. We are pleased to launch a new series of articles profiling some of the students behind the...

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  • The effector independent nature of motor imagery

    The effector independent nature of motor imagery: Evidence from rTMS induced inhibition to the primary motor cortices. Journal article on the latest work examining the nature of motorimagery via TMS (transcranial...

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  • Understanding ALS: Dr. Turgay Akay explores loss of nerve cells and motor abilities in ALS

    The winner of the BRC's inaugural Discovery Grant, Dr. Turgay Akay wants to understand the underlying mechanisms of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).

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  • New neurosurgery training technologies: David Clarke develops OR training app

    A $30,000 Knowledge Translation Grant from the BRC is helping Dr. David Clarke and his collaborators develop a mobile app that will hone the OR skills of nurses and residents.

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  • Enhancing neuroprotection: Dr. George S. Robertson tests new neuroprotective compound

    Dr. George S. Robertson has teamed up with a Saskatoon-based R&D firm to develop and test a promising new approach to protect the brain from injury, with support from a $30,000 BRC Knowledge...

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  • Restoring lost attention after stroke: Dr. Gail Eskes develops mobile testing platform

    With help from a $30,000 BRC Knowledge Translation (KT) Grant, Dr. Gail Eskes and her team are transferring a PC-based attention test onto a mobile platform to make it more accessible.

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  • Detecting Alzheimer early: Dr. Sultan Darvesh pioneers diagnostic test

    For nearly a decade, Dr. Sultan Darvesh has been on the hunt for a way to definitively diagnose Alzheimer disease in people while they are still alive – and before their cognitive functions have...

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  • Wired for stress: Researchers study early-life triggers of elevated stress response

    Behavioral neuroscientist Dr. Tara Perrot wants to know what we can do in early life – and even before birth – to ensure a healthy, well-regulated stress response throughout life.

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  • New research chair probes vascular damage in brain

    Prominent neuroscientist Dr. Alon Friedman joined Dalhousie University as the new William Dennis Chair in Epilepsy research in July 2014. Dr. Friedman’s goal is to prevent epilepsy and other brain...

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  • Inside the Brain Repair Centre

    Published in 2014, "Inside the Brain Repair Centre: Exploring New Pathways to Brain Protection and Repair" provides readers with a concise overview of the aims and activities of the Brain Repair...

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  • Dr. Alan Fine studies learning and memory in zebrafish

    Dr. Alan Fine and his research team are discovering how people learn and remember by examining the brains of tiny transparent fish called zebrafish. “We can actually see into the fish’s brains under a...

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  • Finding a treatment for ALS: Researchers pursue hi-speed drug-screening technology

    A Brain Repair Centre Knowledge Translation (BRC-KT) grant will help Dalhousie researcher Dr. Ying Zhang and her collaborator, Dr. Vic Rafuse, take the next big step in their efforts to develop an...

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  • Revolutionary brain imaging: Dalhousie researcher invents compact microscope with surgical applications

    Dalhousie neuroscientist Dr. Alan Fine has invented a high-resolution microscope that can be made to fit on the tip of a biopsy probe. With support from a Brain Repair Centre Knowledge Translation...

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  • Protecting the brain during surgery: team invents new technology

    The risks of surgery and anesthesia rise with age – in particular the risks to the brain. As Dalhousie/Capital Health anesthesiologist and professor Dr. Michael Schmidt explains, this is because...

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  • Research Group Explores the Mysteries of ALS

    A unique group of neuroscientists at Dalhousie’s Brain Repair Centre is revealing the mechanisms that cause ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease), a fatal neurodegenerative...

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  • Restoring neural networks: Dr. Gail Eskes develops Cognitive Repair Kit

    Brain Repair Centre member Dr. Gail Eskes is working with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, Dalhousie colleagues and local technology firm, REDSpace, to develop the “Cognitive Repair Kit.”...

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  • Help for movement disorders: Chris Cowper-Smith co-launches assistive devices company

    Dalhousie neuroscience PhD student and Brain Repair Centre member Chris Cowper-Smith has embarked on a commercial venture that uses small springs to deliver big gains to people with knee problems....

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