To increase transparency and public access, the Brain Repair Centre provides the media with a variety of informational and educational videos and other resources. Here are three videos outlining some of the important work that is being done at the Brain Repair Centre.

Victor RafuseDr Victor Rafuse is the Director of Dalhousie's Brain Repair Centre. In his studies on neural development, Dr. Rafuse is seeking to adapt what we know about the developing nervous system to help treat neurodegenerative diseases and conditions such as spinal cord injury, ALS, and Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Rafuse is working towards understanding how motor axons grow and form stable synapses during development and following nerve injury. Dr. Rafuse’s expertise and unique perspective are instrumental in bringing the Brain Repair Centre’s research from the laboratory to the bedside.
George RobertsonDr. Robertson is a Researcher at Dalhousie's Brain Repair Centre in Halifax. His primary research interest is finding ways to block the injurious events responsible for neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. He is developing both small molecule (drug)- and gene therapy-based approaches to protect the brain from damage by improving mitochondrial performance.
Alon FriedmanDr Friedman is a Researcher at Dalhousie's Brain Repair Centre in Halifax. His research focus is on how the components of the neurovascular network, including nerve cells, glia and vasculature, interact to underlie abnormal brain functions following traumatic and ischemic brain injuries.


Papers/Articles published by BRC Members

Dr Alon Friedman's research features in an article in Science Translational Medicine (Dec 2019). Read about Drugs that quell brain inflammation reverse dementia.

Angelo Iulianella's group published a paper detailing how a central signalling pathway regulates the formation and targeting of nerves in the spinal cord. 
The Hedgehog receptor Patched1 regulates proliferation, neurogenesis, and axon guidance in the embryonic spinal cord ( October 2019)

James Fawcwett and colleagues reveal that the polarity protein Angiomotin p130 controls dendritic spine maturation downstream of the Lats1 kinase (published in Journal of Cell Biology, Jan 2018) 

Discovery at Dalhousie brain tissue lab could lead to Alzheimer treatment (Jan 2018) 

Attentional dysfunction and recovery in concussion: effects on the P300m and contingent magnetic variation
BRC Researchers Dr. Steven Beyea, Dr Aaron Newman and Dr. Tim Bardouille in collaboration with other investigators from Dalhousie University, IWK Health Centre, and the Nova Scotia Health Authority. 

Traumatic brain injury: a priority for public health policy (The Lancet, Dec 2017) 

Ventral neural patterning in the absence of a Shh activity gradient from the floorplate
A recent publication on the work of one of the Brain Repair Centre's researchers - Angelo Iulianella & colleagues.

Exenatide once weekly versus placebo in Parkinson's . . . (The Lancet)


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