Research Spotlight

Cultivating a business “in vitro”

17 Jan 2023

Neuroscientists use living organisms to simulate, or model, biological processes in the lab. These models allow them to gain insights into the underlying causes of neurological disease. These...

Digital storytelling and video game-based mental-health interventions

13 Dec 2022

Besides offering pure entertainment, video games can provide players with a sense of community and help them with stress management, all while improving skills such as communication, cognitive...

New drug offers hope for the treatment of anorexia

29 Nov 2022

Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia affect up to 10% of the population and are very difficult to treat. Anorexia carries the highest mortality rate of all mental-health disorders, but...

Neural correlates of social cognitive deficits in schizophrenia patients with and without cannabis use

26 Oct 2022

There is evidence of an association between regular cannabis use and psychotic symptoms disorders, both in general population and in individual with schizophrenia. Although studies have shown a...

Exploring the path to academia

21 Oct 2022

From May to August 2022, researchers funded by Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives (HBHL) hosted students interested in brain and mental health research as part of the Indigenous Mentorship and Paid...

Charting out a ‘Google Maps’ for the brain

6 Oct 2022

Are you old enough to remember carrying a paper map around? Have you wondered what ever happened to MapQuest? While these tools haven’t disappeared at all, they’ve long been overshadowed by Google...

The Art of Science Communication

4 Oct 2022

Intersectoral performance-art collective unites research knowledge and lived experience of neurodegenerative disease.

Relief for chronic pain patients

27 Oct 2021

Around 20% of the world population suffers from chronic pain, and many people turn to opioids as their main source of relief....


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