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DCNS neurologist awarded grant to expand trial of ALS drug

ALS Canada and Brain Canada announced Monday that a team led by Calgary neurologist Dr. Lawrence Korngut has been awarded the first Arthur J. Hudson Translational Team Grant.

The grant, valued at $490,000 over three years, will expand on clinical trial work currently being done by Dr. Korngut at South Health Campus and eventually include a total of eight sites across Canada.

The DCNS neurologist is translating research done at the Université de Montréal by testing the efficacy of the drug pimozide in slowing the progression of ALS, a progressive neuromuscular disease in which nerve cells die and leave voluntary muscles paralyzed.

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DCNS annual report highlights "Innovation Through Collaboration"

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences is pleased to release its annual report, which includes stories about our research, our clinical work, and the partnerships that allow us to succeed.

It is available in PDF form by clicking here.

The report summarizes the work of our four divisions over the past year: Neurology; Neurosurgery; Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; and Translational Neuroscience.

It contains a summary of all our programs and clinics, lists our grant and publication successes, and tells the story of some of our patients — individuals who inspire us daily. 

If you would like a hardcopy, please contact the DCNS administration office or click here to send an email request.

Neuroscience in the News

Health researchers digging into own pockets to bridge gap in funding

Treating the brain and the immune system in tandem

'Brain changes' seen in young American footballers

Brain health in Alberta gets $10 million boost

Should soccer players wear helmets?

Paralysed man walks again: pioneering treatment could help stroke victims

New Algorithms Search for Signs of Consciousness in Brain Injury Patients

Research leads to brain cancer clinical trial

Nobel Prize for medicine awarded for brain’s ‘inner GPS’ discoveries

New wave of brain research aims to understanding every function

Saving Cyla: Globe & Mail special report

Ambrose, provinces, to come together to develop national dementia strategy

How concussions can alter teens' behaviour

Protecting the brain, one sticker at a time

‘Robot suit’ allows paraplegic father to walk again

Using big data to fight dementia and Alzheimer’s

New tool for diagnosing and treating Parkinson's tremors

A new treatment option for late stage Parkinson's patients

Scientist discovers a new way to enhance nerve growth

New advisory committee on analytics and visualization

Imaging technique to improve outcomes for stroke patients

Stem cell clinical trial provides hope for those with spinal cord injuries

Dr. Eric Smith is building research programs with colleagues in multiple disciplines

Researcher working on quantitative techniques to increase the diagnostic and therapeutic power of MRI imaging in multiple sclerosis

Bruce Pike, PhD, recruited from Montreal by the University of Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute.

Calgary researchers are using the Nintendo Wiii to rehabilitate stroke patients

Team participates in international discussion on concussion injuries



Dr. Bijoy Menon named one of Avenue's Top 40 Under 40

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences would like to congratulate Dr. Bijoy Menon on his recent Top 40 Under 40 award.

Dr. Menon's research and teaching in the area of stroke was recognized by Avenue Magazine along with three others from the Cumming School of Medicine.

The neurologist studies stroke imaging and vascular and degenerative dementia.

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The Department of Clinical Neurosciences is currently recruiting for the following positions:

Clinical Researcher and Basic Clinician-Scientist in Epilepsy

Academic Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Our 2013-14 Annual Report

The Department would like to thank the many friends of Clinical Neurosciences whose gifts have supported neurological care and research.

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