14
Apr

Lack of blood supply to the placenta and resulting damage to white matter in the brain are implicated in a significant number of cases of cerebral palsy. 

Also known as intratuterine growth insufficiency, (IUGR) has been a significant focus for researchers in NeuroDevNet's Cerebral Palsy Research Group. Two principal investigators, Dr. Michael Fehlings and Dr. Jerome Yager, are poised to publish significant findings on the potential for restorative treatment after IUGR-caused white matter injury, and undertook systematic review of animal model evidence to examine precedents lay the groundwork for these publications.

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13
Apr

Dr. Judy Illes has resigned from the selection committee of the Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame citing concerns that for years running, there are no female candidates among the finalists for the annual competition.

The co-lead of NeuroDevNet's Neuroethics Research Group was one of two female committe members to resign from the selection committe in early April. “We were assured that there would be a change over the past year and there wasn’t,” Dr. Illes told Zane Schwartz, writing for Macleans Magazine. "We can do better."

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09
Apr

Congratulations to NeuroDevNet Scientific Director Dr. Daniel Goldowitz on the renewal of his Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Developmental Neurogenetics!

Dr. Goldowitz is among 150 new and renewed research chairs announced April 9 by the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), during a visit to the University of Toronto Mississauga. Dr. Janet Werker, a developmental psychologist based at the University of British Columbia, was also renewed as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair.

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