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Message From The President And Scientific Director

At the risk of stating the obvious, the brain is complex and brain disorders represent a large and growing concern for global health. It’s likely that we all agree on the scale and importance of this problem, but like all big problems, there are many different approaches to reach a solution. 
Hitting A Bullseye Using Biomarkers
The brain is complicated.  After a century of research we are still making new discoveries every day.   When it comes to finding treatments for brain disorders, it can be a lot like trying to hit a bullseye on a dartboard.  
Patients' Priorities:
It's A Very Good Place To Start
When research priorities are set by researchers alone — or only in conjunction with funding agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and policy makers — the most important goal of the research can be overlooked: how do we help patients where they need it most? 
Taking Control Of Epilepsy With Diet Therapy In A Pill 
EpLink’s Co-Lead, Dr. McIntyre Burnham, and Dr. John Andrews, CEO of Ketogen, are working on developing a drug that is essentially the ketogenic diet in a pill. Their approach combines known anti-epileptic drugs with components of the ketogenic diet.
Principles For Collective Research Acceleration
Remember the old phrase “sharing is caring?” It appears that this saying does not only apply to school children on the playground but also to world-renowned scientists.  Most people think sharing is easy but, when it comes to data sharing, it can be more difficult than it appears.
Updates From OBI's Research Programs
OBI’s Integrated Discovery Programs bring together over 200 core researchers and clinicians, 35 institutions, 40 companies, and 20 patient advocacy groups from across Ontario. Read about their latest news and progress in the updates that they have provided.
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Mental Health & Microbes – Can Your Gut Bacteria Affect Your Mood? A Free Webinar For Clinicians
June 22, 2016

RESI On MaRS + Health Kick Innovation Challenge
June 23, 2016

Katie's Run For Epilepsy
July 9, 2016

OBI-OIRM Public Talk - Stem Cells: The Hope And The Hype
July 12, 2016

AGE-WELL Pitch Competition
July 23, 2016

Alzheimer's Association International Conference 
July 24-28, 2016



Retinal Imaging Could Provide Window Into Brain Disease
The Globe and Mail,
May 29, 2016

ADHD, OCD, Autism: Is It Time To Redraw The Boundaries Separating Childhood Behavioural Disorders?
The Globe and Mail,
April 24, 2016

Depression Signposts
TVO, The Agenda,
April 22, 2016

Brain Awareness Week - 5 Ways To Maximize Brain Health
CTV Canada am,
March 14, 2016

International Women's Day Opens Conversation  About Women's Brain Health Research
The Huffington Post,
March 11, 2016


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