t isn’t surprising that a neurologist would be interested in the root of that most fundamental element of humankind, consciousness. What is surprising is that Dr. Hyman Schipper has built a theory of consciousness based on the confluence of ancient Jewish mysticism and modern physics. “Consciousness is this fiendishly elusive …
Dr. Mervyn Gornitsky, the former Chief and current Emeritus Chief of the JGH Department of Dentistry, is being honoured by having the hospital’s Dental Clinic named after him.
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.
Dental research is playing an increasingly significant role in the Lady Davis Institute, especially in an exploration of pain in and around the joint on either side of the jaw bone—second only to back disorders as a source of chronic pain.
Researchers in the Lady Davis Institute are among investigators from across Canada who will share in new federal funding of $2.5 million for research into various types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.