At the risk of stating the obvious, the brain is complex and brain disorders represent a large and growing concern for global health. It’s likely that we all agree on the scale and importance of this problem, but like all big problems, there are many different approaches to reach a solution. Continue reading “Message From Dr. Tom Mikkelsen, President And Scientific Director Of OBI”
By: Martin Smith, OBI Intern, Outreach
The brain is complicated. After a century of research we are still making new discoveries every day. Our knowledge of how this organ works is limited because it is a network of highly-specialized cells and the network is always being rewired. Continue reading “Hitting a bullseye using biomarkers”
By Meredith Bibbings, OBI Intern, Research
The most effective initiatives are responsive to the needs of those who stand to benefit from them. In research, this can mean understanding the patient, policy, commercialization, and care provider landscape. Continue reading “Patients’ Priorities: It’s a very good place to start”
By: Aparna Shukla, OBI Intern, Informatics & Analytics
Imagine having to live with sudden changes in sensory perception, loss of consciousness and involuntary muscle convulsions. More than 50 million people worldwide and approximately 90,000 people in Ontario live with epilepsy, including nine-year-old Adam. Continue reading “Taking control of epilepsy with diet therapy in a pill”
By: Suzanna Stevanoski, OBI Intern, Operations
Sharing data on a large-scale requires the creation of a highly sophisticated system, one that allows many researchers to connect, manage, protect, and standardize data. That’s why OBI is finding innovative ways to unite researchers in pooling their expertise and resources to achieve greater impact than they could have achieved in isolation. Continue reading “Principles for Collective Research Acceleration”
OBI’s Integrated Discovery Programs bring together over 200 core researchers and clinicians, 35 institutions, 40 companies, and 20 patient advocacy groups from across Ontario.
Read about their latest news and progress in the updates that they have provided. Continue reading “Updates From OBI’s Research Programs”
OBI celebrated Brain Awareness Week 2016 by featuring women involved in neuroscience – from basic science to advocacy. Watch interviews with Dr. Gillian Einstein, a neuroscientist and expert in sex differences in the brain; Dr. Jason Lerch, who dives into the importance of the looking at the female side of basic research; Dr. Pooja Viswanathan, an OBI Entrepreneur and creator of smart mobility devices; Judith John, a brain tumour survivor, healthcare advocate and communications professional; and Marcia Moffat, OBI’s Vice Chair of the Board and BlackRock executive.