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Researchers unlock new mechanism in pain management

Submitted by kristy.cross on Wed, 09/03/2014 - 14:49.

Researchers unlock new mechanism in pain management

It’s in the brain where we perceive the unpleasant sensations of pain, and researchers have long been examining how calcium channels in the brain and peripheral nervous system contribute to the development of chronic pain conditions.



Neuroscientist Gerald Zamponi, PhD, and his team have discovered a new mechanism that can reverse chronic pain. Using an animal model, their research has found that pain signals in nerve cells can be shut off by interfering with the communication of a specific enzyme with calcium channels, a group of important proteins that control nerve impulses.

Getting back in the game - faster

Submitted by kristy.cross on Fri, 08/08/2014 - 13:14.

Getting back in the game - faster

New concussion treatment results in less down time for athletes



New research by Kathryn Schneider, PhD, a researcher with the Faculty of Kinesiology’s Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and Hotchkiss Brain Institute has shown that physiotherapy concussion treatment that combines therapy of the neck and balance system is four times more likely to lead to an athlete’s medical clearance for return to sport by eight weeks.

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HBI Trainees awarded studentship and fellowship funding

Submitted by kristy.cross on Fri, 08/08/2014 - 13:52.

HBI Trainees awarded studentship and fellowship funding

Congratulations to the successful applicants of the AIHS April 2014 Graduate Studentships, MD-PhD Studentships and Clinician Fellowships.



In this most recent competition, HBI trainees received a total of six Graduate studentships, one MD-PhD Studentship and two clinician fellowships.

Historic gift starts new chapter in medical research

Submitted by kristy.cross on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:03.

Historic gift starts new chapter in medical research

$200 million marks one of the largest single investments in medical research to a Canadian university

The University of Calgary has the opportunity to lead research breakthroughs into some of the biggest medical challenges of this generation thanks to $200 million in combined support from Geoffrey Cumming and the Government of Alberta.



The Cumming School of Medicine is being named in honour of this extraordinary gift.

The Government of Alberta is committing $100 million in matching funds to further medical research and innovation at the University of Calgary.