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Microglia and Vapourized Cannabis

  • Program Type

    Capacity building grants

  • Area of research

    Central Nervous System

  • Disease Area

    Other

  • Competition

    Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC) Neuroscience Fellowship in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research

  • Province

    British Columbia

  • Start Date

    2023

  • Total Grant Amount

    $12,000

  • Health Canada Contribution

    $6,000

Project Overview

Microglia, the brain's resident immune cells, are vital for healthy brain function. This is partially accomplished through their interactions with the primary brain cells, neurons, and those cells' connections, synapses. Microglia are highly responsive to changes in the environment, including lifestyle factors, which can modify their functions and interactions with…

Brain-to-brain synchrony as a novel biomarker of dyadic intervention response in prenatally anxious/depressed patients and their infants

  • Program Type

    Capacity building grants

  • Area of research

    Neurodevelopment

  • Disease Area

    Mental illness

  • Competition

    Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research

  • Province

    Québec

  • Start Date

    2023

  • Total Grant Amount

    $100,000

  • Health Canada Contribution

    $50,000

Project Overview

Parent-child brain-to-brain synchrony is the coordinated interplay of brain activity between parent and child, which is believed to be evolutionarily important for strengthening bond formation. Thanks to recent advances, neuroscientists can now measure this brain-to-brain synchrony using hyperscanning (i.e., concurrent scanning of parent and child as they interact). High parent-child…

Sex differences in modulation of serotonergic circuits by the neuropeptide corticotropin releasing factor

  • Program Type

    Capacity building grants

  • Area of research

    Central Nervous System

  • Disease Area

    Other

  • Competition

    Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research

  • Province

    Québec

  • Start Date

    2023

  • Total Grant Amount

    $100,000

  • Health Canada Contribution

    $50,000

Project Overview

Anxiety disorders disproportionately affect women: their chances of developing an anxiety disorder are twice as high than for men. Fundamental research studies the brain circuits involved in normal and/or pathological anxiety, yet only a minority of studies focus on sex-related differences. Recent research in our laboratory has identified a brain…

Investigating localized proteostasis to sustain synaptic plasticity

  • Program Type

    Capacity building grants

  • Area of research

    Central Nervous System

  • Disease Area

    Other

  • Competition

    Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research

  • Province

    Québec

  • Start Date

    2023

  • Total Grant Amount

    $100,000

  • Health Canada Contribution

    $50,000

Project Overview

The mammalian brain comprises millions of neurons that constantly communicate through connections known as synapses. Synapses are plastic and adapt their macromolecule composition and structure to the stimulus they receive. The essential macromolecules for synapses to function are proteins. The synthesis of proteins at synapsis is critical to reinforce connections…

Exploring the role of ectosomes in Parkinson’s disease

  • Program Type

    Capacity building grants

  • Area of research

    Neurodegeneration

  • Disease Area

    Parkinson's

  • Competition

    Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research

  • Province

    Alberta

  • Start Date

    2023

  • Total Grant Amount

    $100,000

  • Health Canada Contribution

    $50,000

Project Overview

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative movement disorder. At the cellular level, one of the main features of Parkinson’s disease is the clumping of a protein called alpha-synuclein. The disease gets worse as this clumping phenomenon spreads from one neuron to the next. A second feature of Parkinson’s disease is defects…