Brain Repair Centre researchers are shedding light on the mysteries of the brain and nervous system, while devising new strategies for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of many disorders. Among many projects spanning a vast territory of neuroscience, they are:

  • discovering how our nervous system develops, wires itself and functions to enable us to learn, remember, see, grasp objects with the right amount of force, and move in coordinated ways
  • learning how the brain and nervous system react to such stressors as lack of sleep, chemical insults, strokes and traumatic injuries—and finding ways to protect against, and recover from, disruption and damage
  • uncovering how genetics, environmental influences and other factors contribute to neurodevelopmental, neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders, and devising means of early detection, diagnosis and treatment to minimize impact on people’s lives
  • pioneering new technologies and approaches in terms of diagnostic tests, surgical procedures, medical treatments, disease-management protocols, rehabilitation programs and other therapeutic interventions.


Their research is leading to advances that will help people suffering from:

  • neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders like epilepsy and autism
  • neurodegenerative diseases like ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease
  • diseases and injuries affecting motor control systems in the brain and spinal cord
  • depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other psychiatric illnesses
  • cognitive problems due to age, cerebral vascular disease, strokes and traumatic brain injuries
  • potentially blinding eye diseases like glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Please note: The Brain Repair Centre itself is not currently running or involved in any clinical trials.

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