Dr. Claudia Kleinman
January 2020Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Cellular origins of pediatric brain tumours identified

Several types of fatal pediatric brain tumours originate during early brain development, Dr. Claudia Kleinman, of the Lady Davis Institute, and her collaborators have discovered. The genetic event that triggers the disease probably occurs in prenatal cellular development.

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Dr. Hyman Schipper
May 2019Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Developmental abnormalities in the brain offer clue to schizophrenia

An underdeveloped area in the brains of people with schizophrenia is the first clear anatomical signature for the disease, says a study by Dr. Hyman Schipper, a researcher at the Lady Davis Institute. This might lead to diagnosis of schizophrenia with an MRI scanner.

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Dr. Howard Chertkow
November 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Targeting dementia with electrical stimulation

In the ongoing fight against dementia, a research team in the Lady Davis Institute, is looking at electro-magnetic stimulation as a method of targeting the illness through the brain’s electrical impulses.

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Dr. Amir Raz
July 2017Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Neurofeedback may prove useful only for its placebo effects

Although there is little scientific evidence that behaviour can be changed with the help of neurofeedback, some benefits may still result from the technique’s placebo effects.

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A sutured incision in a patient’s eyebrow indicates the point where the neurosurgeon’s instruments entered the skull to remove a tumour. In the radiological image, the lighter area near the top right shows the area from which the tumour was removed.
Feature articlesSpring 2015

Brain tumours removed
through eyebrow incision

The eyebrow—and a small section of the bone behind it—has become the latest point of entry in reaching and removing brain tumours.

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