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.
uOBMRI Member Andrew Pelling named TED2017 Senior Fellow
University of Ottawa physics professor and member of the uOBMRI Andrew Pelling has been named TED2017 Senior Fellow, joining a group of only 10 change-makers from around the world selected among TED’s 414 Fellows for their extraordinary work and contributions to the TED community.
Congratulations to the recipients of the uOttawa CNMD Scholarships in Translational Research (STaR) Awards (2016-2017).
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the uOttawa Centre for Neuromuscular Disease (CNMD) Scholarships in Translational Research (STaR) Awards (2016-2017).
The STaR Awards recognize excellence in research at the master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral levels, for trainees working in CNMD basic science laboratories on any aspect of neuromuscular function or dysfunction.
uOBMRI Member Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi develops tablet app to help with Stroke Recovery
Stroke patients often spend days or weeks recovering in hospital, and while some rehabilitation services are available during this crucial time, many spend hours each day alone and inactive.
But now, some stroke patients at The Ottawa Hospital are using this time for speech and language therapy using a mobile tablet-based platform developed by stroke specialist Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi and colleagues. The platform, which is believed to be the first of its kind, is called RecoverNow. It allows clinicians to select various publicly-available stroke recovery apps from the Google Play store and monitor patients’ progress in real-time.