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Scientists discover a new way to enhance nerve growth following injury

Submitted by kristy.cross on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 09:15.

Scientists discover a new way to enhance nerve growth following injury

Exciting research could lead to better treatments for patients with nerve damage



New research published today uncovers a mechanism to promote growth in damaged nerve cells.



Dr. Doug Zochodne, a professor in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, and his team have discovered a key molecule that directly regulates nerve cell growth in the damaged nervous system. This surprising discovery was published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications, with lead authors Kim Christie and Anand Krishnan.

New program funds early-phase studies in brain health

Submitted by kristy.cross on Mon, 03/24/2014 - 16:17.

New program funds early-phase studies in brain health

Pilot Research Fund Program awards seven grants for early-phase clinical studies in brain and mental health


The HBI, together with the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education and the Hopewell Professorship in Clinical Neurosciences recently awarded seven grants as part of the newly created Pilot Research Fund Program (PFUN).

The program was created when members of the Departments of Clinical Neurosciences and Psychiatry saw a need for pilot funding for clinical research that was completely novel, or that was being proposed by new investigators without an established track record – something that traditional granting agencies may consider too risky.

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Thirty-one studentships awarded to HBI labs

Submitted by kristy.cross on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:28.

Thirty-one studentships awarded to HBI labs

In February 2014, Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) received 438 applications for Summer Studentship awards. AIHS is pleased to announce that awards will be offered to 183 of these applicants, for an overall competition success rate of 42% and a total funding commitment of over $1,000,000.

Thirty-one studentships were awarded to HBI labs.

University researchers receive $6.5 million funding boost

Submitted by kristy.cross on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 14:55.

University researchers receive $6.5 million funding boost

Canadian Institutes of Health Research operating grants awarded to six HBI members



Research at the University of Calgary is getting a financial boost from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, thanks to more than $6.5 million in operating grants.

Looking at everything from stroke rehabilitation to knee osteoarthritis to the effects of air pollution, 15 researchers at the University of Calgary have been awarded funding in the faculties of medicine, kinesiology and veterinary medicine. The HBI will receive six grants.