April 01, 2020
News and Media
Updates from Brain Canada and from the global brain community
Brain Canada-funded Researchers in the News
February 20, 2020
A new paper by UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Dr. Brett Finlay and a team of fellows from the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) proposes that non-communicable diseases may be transmitted between people through the microbiome. Brett Finlay is the Co Director of the CIFAR Humans & the Microbiome program, supported by Brain Canada.
January 29, 2020
New technique could be used to choose best therapies for patients and measure their effectiveness. Evaluating the effectiveness of therapies for neurodegenerative diseases is often difficult because each patient’s progression is different. The research was supported through a 2015 Platform Support Grant for the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre.
January 28, 2020
To better treat people with depression, not only must we treat the neurons affected by the disease, but we must also restore the integrity of the barrier that regulates exchanges between blood circulation and the brain. The Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank was supported through a 2014 Platform Support Grant, led by Gustavo Turecki.