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Hundreds of millions of people worldwide experience some form of peripheral nerve damage, either from injury or disease. New research has discovered that a naturally occurring protein can enhance the repair of these damaged nerves and restore motor and sensory deficits.

HBI researchers have discovered that an existing anti-gout medication is effective in reducing the severity of withdrawal symptoms in opioid-dependent rodents. Their work is leading to the development of a clinical trial at the Calgary Pain Clinic.

Scientists identify mechanism for brain dysfunction following seizures and drugs that prevent this impairment from occurring.

A new and groundbreaking sleep study draws a previously undiscovered link between the brain’s internal timer, the circadian clock, and the part of the brain that controls wakefulness.

Events

Date & Time:
March 13, 2017 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Role of Inflammation and the Immune System in Mental Health

More info to come

Date & Time:
March 18, 2017 | 10:00 am

The Brain Bee is an international competition founded by the Society for Neuroscience. These live Q&A competitions test the neuroscience knowledge of high school students around the world, and consist of oral, written and hands-on components.

Students in grades 9 to 12 from Calgary and surrounding area schools are invited to compete. Members of the public are welcome to be a part of the audience.