Researchers identify brain signatures of chronic pain in a small group of individuals

For the first time, researchers have recorded pain-related data from inside the brains of individuals with chronic pain disorders caused by stroke or amputation (phantom limb pain). A long-sought goal has been to understand how pain is represented by brain activity and how to modulate this activity to relieve chronic pain. The data was collected … Read more

Study results highlight the importance of preventing early traumatic events

Experiencing psychological trauma in childhood greatly increases the risk of developing a mental disorder in adulthood. Specifically, up to three times, according to a recent study by researchers at the Hospital del Mar Institute for Medical Research, published in the journal European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. The study analyzes the fourteen reviews and … Read more

Brain Canada Foundation Funds Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research

Twenty early career researchers from across Canada will each receive $100,000 in funding for innovative projects aimed at better understanding the brain, through one of Brain Canada’s flagship programs Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research. Now in its third year, this flagship program is anchored by a generous gift from the Azrieli Foundation, with support … Read more

Researchers develop a new method to calculate the propagation delay of signals in the brains of MS patients

Researchers from the Human Brain Project have developed a new methodology to calculate the propagation delay of signals in the brains of patients with multiple sclerosis, a chronic inflammatory disease that affects more than 2 million people worldwide. The results were published in the Journal of Neuroscience by researchers from the Institute of Systems Neuroscience, … Read more

Study identifies animal model that shares many similarities with progressive MS

A new study by UCLA researchers has identified an animal model that could be used to study treatments aimed at improving disabilities in patients with multiple sclerosis. Background Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune and neurodegenerative disease in which the immune system attacks nerves in the brain and spinal cord. There are many treatments aimed … Read more