In a recent study published in PLOS ONE, award winning sleep investigator Stuart Fogel, sheds light on the how sleep enhances memory.
The importance of a good night’s sleep is widely accepted, but what actually goes on in our brains while we’re sleeping remains shrouded in mystery. While students debate whether to pull an all-nighter or hit the hay before a final exam, scientific investigators are debating the link between sleep and memory.
uOBMRI in the News: Dr. Antoine Hakim wins Canada Gairdner Wightman Award
From the Globe and Mail: This year’s Gairdner Awards, announced Tuesday, honour pioneering work on vaccines, stroke, pediatric care and a range of fundamental discoveries that have advanced medical research. The winners come from around the globe but they share a common passion for discovery. Dr. Hakim was one of the 7 honoured.
uOBMRI member Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt research's highlights the health impacts of bullying.
Bullying derails potential, a cost that is borne by all Canadians. Bullying creates physical and mental health problems, academic difficulties, and impacts productivity. My research helps identify ways to reduce bullying in schools and communities, thus improving the health and well-being of Canadians.
uOBMRI in the News: Recent findings from Dr. Nafissa Ismail’s lab suggest that adult males display more sickness symptoms
The NISE (Neuroimmunology, Stress and Endocrinology) Lab is investigating the neurochemical mechanisms underlying the interaction between exposure to an immune challenge and gonadal hormones during the prenatal and pubertal periods on brain functioning and behavior. Recent findings from Nafissa Ismail’s lab suggest that adult males display more sickness symptoms, greater changes in body temperature and take longer to recover compared to females following the same infection.
Drs. Len Maler & André Longtin win the NSERC's Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering
André Longtin and Leonard Maler have combined their expertise in physics, mathematics and neurobiology to uncover the neural code that underlies the operation of the brain. The University of Ottawa researchers use electric fish to trace the journey of signals as they move through the entire sensory process, observing the hidden traits of brain activity in moments of focus. Their research expands our understanding of neuroscience and benefits the development of artificial intelligence and treatments for neurological disorders. Dr. Longtin and Dr. Maler won NSERC's Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering in 2017.