Hundreds of millions of people worldwide experience some form of peripheral nerve damage, either from injury or disease. New research has discovered that a naturally occurring protein can enhance the repair of these damaged nerves and restore motor and sensory deficits.
HBI researchers have discovered that an existing anti-gout medication is effective in reducing the severity of withdrawal symptoms in opioid-dependent rodents. Their work is leading to the development of a clinical trial at the Calgary Pain Clinic.
The Brain Bee is an international competition founded by the Society for Neuroscience. These live Q&A competitions test the neuroscience knowledge of high school students around the world, and consist of oral, written and hands-on components.
Students in grades 9 to 12 from Calgary and surrounding area schools are invited to compete. Members of the public are welcome to be a part of the audience.