A study led by the HBI recently solved a 30 year-old mystery about neuronal regulation. The discovery fills in an important gap in our knowledge of the brain and could lead to advances in understanding memory decline associated with age-related conditions and epilepsy.
A University of Calgary study has found that rats fed a fibre supplement while on a high-fat and high-sugar diet show a much lower weight gain than those who did not eat the fibre. The HBI-led study helps scientists better understand the mechanisms of weight control and energy balance.
Willem Wildering, PhD, received a University of Calgary Teaching Award for experiential learning initiatives, in part for his work with the neuroscience field course that gives students hands-on research experience.