July 2016
UHN Research Introducing The Krembil: the official newsletter of the Krembil Research Institute (formerly the Toronto Western Research Institute). The Krembil informs the Toronto Western Hospital community, external stakeholders and interested community members about the exciting news and innovative research happening at the Krembil Research Institute.

Stories in this month's issue:

Donald Weaver, PhD, MD, FRCPC, FCAHS
Director, Krembil Research Institute
University Health Network

Recap of Krembil Research Day 2016

The 16th Annual Krembil Research Day was held on May 18, 2016 at the Chestnut Residence & Conference Centre. The event was commenced by Dr. Christopher Paige, UHN Executive VP, Science and Research; and Dr. Donald Weaver, Krembil Research Institute Director. Next year’s Krembil Research Day will be held on May 10, 2017 and will feature a keynote address by Dr. Eve Marder (recipient of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience). [Read More]

New Members of TGWHF

Please join the Krembil Research Institute (Krembil) in welcoming two new additions to the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation (TGWHF): Janet Turner and Jen Power. Both of these individuals will play key roles in securing philanthropic gifts, which will be critical for building and improving the Krembil’s research capacity. [Read More]

Making Depression Less Debilitating

Antidepressant drug not only improves mood, but also depression-related cognitive impairment. [Learn More]
Determining Degree of Knee Damage

Researchers find a set of markers to distinguish between early- and late-stage osteoarthritis. [Learn More]
Shaping Brain Waves

Study reveals how applying electrical stimulation to the scalp can influence brain activity. [Learn More]
Tackling Brain Injury Head-On

Study links brain damage in retired football players to learning disabilities. [Learn More]
Immune Cells from the Gut a Threat?

New study finds that immune cells originating in the gut may promote disease in the joints. [Learn More]
Memory to Measure Brain Function

An experimental memory task can be used to probe hippocampal function in Parkinson disease. [Learn More]
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