John Thor Arnason, uOttawa biologist, and Steffany Bennett, University Research Chair, studied ancient traditions to find plants that hold promise for treating Alzheimer’s disease.
Students are gaining invaluable hands-on experience as the Memory Collaborative unites two major institutes to improve research, education and care related to an urgent health issue.
Inspired by Chinese medicine, Zemin Yao is working to reactivate the liver’s “garbage collectors” so they can remove the waste that piles up in our bodies, causing many devastating diseases.
“Six months ago, I’d be having a conversation in the kitchen with my dad and he would just start falling backwards (…). To see him get up there, dance with my little sister and make it look almost easy was unbelievable and such a gift to my family and my dad.” - Élie Ducharme
This network will serve patients by offering them one place where they will be treated for all aspects of their conditions, including dementia and depression.
This ambitious suicide-prevention program aims to reduce suicide in the Ottawa region by 20% by 2020.
Regeneration holds enormous promise in the treatment of stroke, the third leading cause of death in Canada. The uOBMRI has a large team of researchers working on the brain’s post-stroke regenerative powers.
The uOBMRI-CIG has drawn together community champions (survivors, caregivers, community providers) and leading concussion researchers/clinicians to focus on the growing and pressing needs of those struggling with concussions.
Dr. Adam Sachs uses virtual reality in the operating room to see if patients with Parkinson’s disease can learn to control their brains using conscious thought.
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