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13
Sep

Can environmental impacts on genes explain why ALS affects people differently?

Over the last decade, scientists have discovered many genes related to ALS, but there are still many questions about how mutations in those genes spark the development of the disease. The range of onset for ALS is wide: it can occur anytime in adulthood. The disease duration is usually two to five years after diagnosis but can range from six months to more than 20 years. Why does the disease manifest so differently among those who develop it — even among those who have the same ALS-related gene mutations?

21
Aug

We would like to congratulate Dr. Mandar Jog, one of ONDRI's Co- Principal Investigators, in London for this year’s Lawson Health Researh Institute Innovation Award

We would like to congratulate Dr. Mandar Jog, one of ONDRI's Co- Principal Investigators, in London for this year’s Lawson Health Researh Institute Innovation Award. Presented at the 2018 Lawson Impact Awards event, the award recognized Dr. Jog’s development of a personalized therapy that has successfully treated over a hundred research patients with tremors in their arms and hands.
The Innovation Award is given to a scientist whose research has resulted in translation into advances in health care either through commercialization or adoption of new clinical practice.

11
Oct

ONDRI investigator projects

brain scan side.jpgRead about some of the projects ONDRI's clinicians and researchers are working on outside of ONDRI:

11
Oct

OBI AxON shows connections

OBI AxON.pngBrains are powered by connections, and building connections is how the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) is making neuroscience research work for Ontario.

AxON (Atlas of Ontario Neuroscience) shows the hundreds of connections that OBI has fostered in Ontario’s neuroscience community.

10
Oct

Meet: Carmela Tartaglia, Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration Co-lead

What is your hope for the future in your area of focus?

To find a way to detect disease at an early stage where we could intervene.

Why did you choose your profession?

I love investigating what aspects of our brains make us the social beings we are.

7
Oct

Queen's Park Day

In September, the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) assembled Ontario's brain power at Queen’s Park.

The day showcased OBI’s work that has positioned Ontario as a world leader in brain research, commercialization and care.

23
Aug

Media: From inquiry to insight with Dr. Michael Strong

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Dr. Strong talks about his research on ALS from the early days to now with ONDRI.

21
Aug

ONDRI investigator projects

brain scan side.jpgRead about some of the projects ONDRI's clinicians and researchers are working on outside of ONDRI.

16
Aug

Meet: Jane Lawrence-Dewar, Neuroscientist

Jane Lawrence Dewar.jpgWhy did you choose your profession?

I've always been interested in neuroscience. Even my middle school science fair projects were all neuro-focused. I thought I would be on a more clinical path and during my undergraduate studies I was thinking of rehabilitative medicine. But, during my third year of undergrad I missed my bus and decided to stop by a career fair at the University of Winnipeg. It was there that I met an MRI physicist from the National Research Council - Institute for Biodiagnostics and ended up with a summer job that would start my interest in fMRI and pursuing graduate school.

14
Aug

New OBI website

obi new website.pngOBI has a new look.

Find the information that's important to you faster.

OBI redesigned and rebuilt their website to make it easier for you to find information on what's happening at OBI. Check out the new website to learn more about OBI supported research, activities, programs and events.

www.braininstitute.ca

 

10
Aug

Derek Beaton wins Organization for Human Brain Mapping award

Derek Beaton.jpgCongratulations to Derek Beaton, ONDRI Scholar, for winning the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) 2017 Merit Award, which is awarded to the highest-scoring abstracts first-authored by trainees.

Derek's poster is about his research with ONDRI. His work focuses on multi-modal data and multivariate analyses (e.g., neuropsychological and neuroimaging data).

 

1
Aug

New ONDRI Publication Policy released

The updated ONDRI Publication Policy (v.5) and ONDRI proposal template have been released, and are located in the Brain-CODE file repository (Brain-CODE > File Repository > ONDRI Management > Publications Committee).

24
Jul

ONDRI Annual Report 2016 - 2017

2016-2017 annual report cover..JPGThe Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Initiative (ONDRI) Annual Report presents a comprehensive overview of the successes ONDRI has achieved from April 2016 to March 2017.

Read the Annual Report 2016 - 2017.

Read all ONDRI reports.

20
Jul

Media: Boost your brain fitness this summer

brain fitness.jpgRead tips from ONDRI, Ontario Brain Institute and the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science about how to boost your brain fitness this summer.

Here are ideas to help people of all ages keep their brains engaged this summer:

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