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New hope for improved recovery from stroke

Canadian research and development of a new drug has shown great potential to help patients in their recovery from stroke by reducing brain cell damage. Dr. Michael D Hill (MD  MSc, FRCPC) is a professor of Neurology at the University »

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The LINK Online, Dec. 6,7,8, 2019

Your hosts, Terry, Levon, and Marc (video of show at bottom) GTA immigrants have trouble climbing corporate ladder: report An examination of statistics from major corporations and businesses located in the Greater Toronto Area showed a very low percentage of »

Health, International

Study says relax your brain and live longer

It seems counterintuitive, calm your brain activity, and you live longer. That’s seemingly the results of a new American research study led by researchers at the Harvard Medical School in Boston. Others say this research should not replace the “use »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Training brain surgeons with VR and AI

It’s a technology that is revolutionising surgical training. When a surgeon starts to work on you, you’d like them to be experienced. Typically though that comes with practice. Now as in the airline industry, that practice and dealing with unexpected »

The research involved mouse brains in development, here showing over 62,000 individual cells of the cerebellum. Being able to locate and target the individual cells which can become “cells of lineage” for tumours means the ability to eventually develop treatment. Here the mouse cerebellum cells are shown in development pre- and post birth. (Maria Vladoui, Ibrahim El-Hamami, Laura Donovan)

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Canadian research into childhood brain cancer- new discovery

Brain tumours are the leading cause of non-accidental death in children. Tragically there is little that can be done once the cancer begins such that a majority of cases are fatal. Unfortunately as well, little is known about these cancers »

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Encephalitis: Researchers discover previously unknown cause

The disease is basically an inflammation of the brain wcich can be caused by a number of things from bacteria to viral infections to auto-immune response.  It can often be successfully treated but sometimes still proves fatal. In spite of »

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International cooperation on rare genetic paediatric brain disorder

A newborn baby was urgently tranferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Montreal Children’s hospital displaying signs of distress and tremors or seizures. With a head that was smaller than normal, tests showed problems with brain development. Sadly for her »

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New research gives a better understanding of concussions

  Concussion effects last longer than thought A Canadian-Dutch collaboration into concussion research used a new technique to discover how the brain works around concussion damage. The study, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) revealed interesting information about concussions and »

Health, Society

Stroke is more deadly, more debilitating for women

One-third more women in Canada die from stroke than do men and, if they survive, women are 60 per cent less likely to regain their independence, according to a report by the non-profit Heart & Stroke. Women are less likely »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

A faster emergency room analysis that could save lives around the world

It’s called “The Ottawa Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Rule” and it was years in development. To most people it sounds incomprehensible, but it will save some people with a brain aneurysm from a debilitating injury, or even death. Dr Jeffrey Perry (MD »