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uOttawa and partners embrace leadership role in understanding heart-brain connection

Led by principal investigator Dr. Peter Liu from uOttawa’s Faculty of Medicine and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), a team of multidis…
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Dr. Georg Northoff standing beside large blue statue of human brain
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Groundbreaking brain research could pave the way for new non-drug treatments

Breathing techniques and music could eventually be deployed to treat mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression, thanks to groundbreaking …
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Traumatic brain injury: Improving prevention, access to care and clinical research
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Traumatic brain injury: Improving prevention, access to care and clinical research

Over 90% of TBIs are categorized as “mild”, but over 50% of such patients do not fully recover by 6 months after injury.
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Dr. Simon Chen beside a microscope.
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Dr. Simon Chen’s team reveals underpinnings of how motor memory forms

“If we understand how the acquisition of motor skills is regulated in the brain then perhaps one day we can help patients with stroke or Parkinson’s d…
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Dr. Lacoste
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Do Changes in Brain Metabolism Play a Role in Autism? Prestigious grant to help researchers find out

“This is the first attempt to investigate the role of brain metabolism in the 16p11.2 deletion autism syndrome, and represents a paradigm shift for th…
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Dr. Rashmi Kothary
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Whole-body Approach Needed to Treat Neuromuscular Disease SMA

“Our findings suggest that treating the whole body, not just the nerves, could improve the health, quality of life and survival of people with SMA.”- …
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Dr. Andrée-Anne Ledoux
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Concussion Research for the Body and Mind

“The findings of this study should give every health care professional who manages kids with concussions the confidence to prescribe early and control…
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Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi
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Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Stroke Treatment

“This study will change the way we treat acute stroke,” said Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi. “With TNK, we can be faster, safer and more effective, thereby incre…
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Dr. Stuart Fogel
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uOBMRI Member Dr. Stuart Fogel's New Research on Sleep Deprivation

Dr. Stuart Fogel and his colleagues investigated the consequence of drowsy driving after a night of mild sleep deprivation.
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Jennifer Chandler
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uOBMRI Member Jennifer Chandler's New Research on Decoding Speech with Technology

Jennifer Chandler and her colleagues recently published an article on the future of communication for people with severe motor impairments using brain…