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Brain Repair Centre-affiliated researchers are hard at work learning how and why neurological and neurodegenerative diseases develop and how they can be diagnosed, monitored, treated, minimized and even prevented. These diseases and disorders include autism, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and Alzheimer’s disease.

Researchers:

  • David Clarke, survival and regeneration of compromised neurons
  • Sultan Darvesh, mechanisms and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
  • James Fawcett, understanding neuronal and synaptic development to reveal strategies for repair 
  • Angelo Iulianella, harnessing the process of neuron birth for cellular repair
  • Shannon Johnson, understanding and treating autism spectrum disorders
  • Ray Klein, technology to help people with neurological and cognitive problems
  • Bernd Pohlmann-Eden, new strategies for managing epilepsy
  • Victor Rafuse, development of neurons and synaptic connections involved in motor control
  • George Robertson, cell death and survival in the central nervous system
  • Harold Robertson, pharmacological approaches to neurological and psychiatric disease
  • Kenneth Rockwood, preventing and coping with dementia
  • Matthias Schmidt, advancing medical imaging of the brain
  • Michael Schmidt, protecting the brain during general anesthesia
  • Christine Short, improving function and reducing pain in neurological illness and injury
  • Andy Tasker, mechanisms and models of neurodegenerative disease
  • Jackalina Van Kampen, neuron protection and recovery in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases
Dalhousie University Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation Labour and Advanced Education
IWK Health Centre Capital Health QEII Health Science Centre Foundation
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