May 2017
UHN Research The Krembil is the official newsletter of the Krembil Research Institute (formerly the Toronto Western Research Institute). It 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 2017 Krembil Research Day

The 17th Annual Krembil Research Day was held on May 10th, 2017 at the Chestnut Residence & Conference Centre. Opening remarks were provided by UHN’s Executive VP of Science and Research, Dr. Bradly Wouters, and Krembil Research Institute Director Dr. Donald Weaver. The keynote speaker was Dr. Eve Marder, Professor of Biology at Brandeis University. [Read More]

Globe and Mail: Krembil Neuroscience

The Krembil Research Institute has partnered with The Globe and Mail to release a magazine series highlighting Krembil researchers’ tremendous research advancements. The first of three magazines in the series, distributed to Globe and Mail subscribers across Canada on April 26, 2017, focuses on success stories from Krembil’s brain and spine program. [Read More]
When Good Things Happen

Positive life events boost frequency of engaging in life activities after hip replacement. [Learn More]
Interval Training Your Brain

The brain’s adaptation to electrical stimulation therapy depends on the time between bursts. [Learn More]
Arthritis Across the Ages

Growing waist lines may be to blame for earlier age of arthritis onset in recent generations. [Learn More]
The Neuron’s Outbox

Study provides new insights into how cells in the nervous system communicate with each other. [Learn More]
Making a Mental Map

Computer modelling shows how certain brain cells contribute to spatial memory. [Learn More]
Healthy Fear of Heights

Brain ‘microbleeds’ seen in certain type of altitude sickness also experienced by ICU patients. [Learn More]

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