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Monthly Archives: Friday October 14th, 2016

Running triggers production of a molecule that repairs the brain in animal models of neurodegenerative disease

A team led by OHRI's Dr. David Picketts discovered that a molecule triggered by running can help repair certain kinds of brain damage in animal models. They found that this molecule, called VGF nerve growth factor, helps to heal the protective coating that surrounds and insulates nerve fibres. Their study, published in Cell Reports, could pave the way for new treatments for multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative disorders that involve

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Calgary research uses non-invasive stimulation to enhance recovery from stroke

Alberta researchers are using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to wake up or stimulate the brain after stroke. Watch and listen to this Global News story about a 15-year-old football star named Matt, who sustained a stroke, and participated in a TMS study at Alberta Children's Hospital. The study was the first of its kind in Canada for children. Using magnetic energy focused in a targeted area of the brain, the study is led by Dr. Adam Kirton,

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