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Correction of Neuronal Function in Autism

  • Program Type

    Team grants

  • Area of research

    Neurodevelopment

  • Disease Area

    Autism

  • Competition

    Azrieli Neurodevelopment Research Program

  • Province

    Ontario

  • Start Date

    2014

  • Total Grant Amount

    $2,465,625

  • Health Canada Contribution

    $1,232,813

Project Overview

The prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) is rising dramatically on a yearly basis and new interventional strategies are required to treat ASDs and related disorders like Fragile X syndrome. Altered communication between brain cells may lead to the defects responsible for the features that characterize autism and other neurodevelopmental…

Restoration of visual function: a cellular reprogramming and bioengineering approach

  • Program Type

    Team grants

  • Area of research

    Neurodegeneration

  • Disease Area

    Other

  • Competition

    W. Garfield Weston Foundation – Brain Canada Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI)

  • Province

    Ontario

  • Start Date

    2013

  • Total Grant Amount

    $1,500,000

  • Health Canada Contribution

    $750,000

Project Overview

The retina is the part of the eye that is responsible for processing visual information. Loss of neurons (nerve cells) in the central nervous system, which includes the brain and retina, is a particularly serious problem because, with few exceptions, these neurons do not regrow after they are lost in…

Neuronal polarity defects as an underlying cause of neurological diseases.

  • Program Type

    Team grants

  • Area of research

    Central Nervous System

  • Disease Area

    Other

  • Competition

    W. Garfield Weston Foundation – Brain Canada Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI)

  • Province

    Québec

  • Start Date

    2013

  • Total Grant Amount

    $1,500,000

  • Health Canada Contribution

    $750,000

Project Overview

Neurons are cells with long extensions that send information from one part of the nervous system to another. Two types of neural extensions exist: the dendrites, which receive the information and the axon, which carry the information to other parts of the nervous system. The structures responsible for neurons to…

Epigenetics and mental health: the Canadian neuroepigenetics network

  • Program Type

    Team grants

  • Area of research

    Mental Health

  • Disease Area

    Mental illness

  • Competition

    W. Garfield Weston Foundation – Brain Canada Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI)

  • Province

    Québec

  • Start Date

    2013

  • Total Grant Amount

    $1,494,900

  • Health Canada Contribution

    $747,450

Project Overview

Psychiatry, like all areas of medicine and biology, has long considered the origins of individual differences. This issue ultimately produced a nature vs nurture schism that divided researchers who emphasized the importance of environmental influences from those who considered the importance of heritable variation in the genome. This was never…

Dissecting acetylcholine/glutamate co-transmission in the striatum: importance of individual neurotransmitter in addiction and movement disorders

  • Program Type

    Team grants

  • Area of research

    Central Nervous System

  • Disease Area

    Other

  • Competition

    2012 MIRI Team Grants

  • Province

    Québec

  • Start Date

    2014

  • Total Grant Amount

    $1,424,634

  • Health Canada Contribution

    $712,317

Project Overview

Parkinson’s disease and addiction have tremendous human and economical costs for our society. The secret to understand these pathologies lies in unravelling the functioning of a specific brain region named striatum. The striatum regulates several behavioural outputs that are affected in Parkinson’s disease and addiction, including motor control, learning of…