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Blood Test to predict preterm birth

Primitive, deep brain opens new insights into autism spectrum disorder

Signe Bray, the scientific director of the Child and Adolescent Imaging Research Program at the Alberta Children's Hospital, and her graduate student Manu Schuetze, a PhD candidate, are studying autism and its relationship with the sub-cortical structures deep in the brain. Approximately 350 young adults with autism from around the globe submitted to magnetic resonance imaging in the study.

Grant supports groundbreaking research into how chemicals affect developing brains

A recipient of the 2016 NSERC grants, this funding supports Deborah Kurrasch's groundbreaking work on how chemicals in consumer plastics affect developing brains.  Kurrasch was one of 118 UCalgary researchers and students to receive federal government funding for fundamental research in the latest round. University of Calgary awarded $14.7 million in NSERC support

Researchers help family find son's genetic cause of autism

Geoffrey Ondrich was diagnosed with autism when he was a child. But like so many cases of the disorder, his parents never understood what caused his condition. Then Dr. Micheil Innes asked the family to participate in a genetic research study.  Through Innes’ research, the Ondrich family found their answer, ending an 18-year search for a cause of their son’s condition.

Centre for Health Genomics and Informatics


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