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Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/25/2012 - 9:06am

Roderick McInnes, acting president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced on May 3 the appointment of Samuel Weiss, PhD, as incoming scientific director of CIHR’s Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA).

Dr. Eric Smith has been awarded $1.5 million to support the development of new techniques to identify Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages. “It’s one of the most comprehensive and innovative neuroimaging studies happening with these disorders.”

What if asthma attacks are not only an inflammatory response to allergens, like pet dander, but are exacerbated by a powerful nervous system response that sends signals for airways to narrow? That’s the question being tested by Nicholas Jendzjowsky, PhD.