Dr. Lena Palaniyappan

Dr. Palaniyappan wins Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology’s 2017 Young Investigator Award

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Lawson associate scientist Dr. Lena Palaniyappan has won the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CCNP)’s 2017 Young Investigator Award for outstanding contributions to the field of neuropsychopharmacology.

The Young Investigator Award is given for basic research or clinical research in alternating years. This year’s award was presented for clinical research. Scientists who have completed their post-doctoral or residency training 10 years ago or less are considered for the award.

Older couple jogging with their dog

First study to look at demographics of both stroke and dementia across Ontario since the province pioneered Canada’s first stroke prevention strategy in 2000

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Ontario’s stroke prevention strategy appears to be having an unexpected, beneficial side effect: a reduction also in the incidence of dementia among older seniors.

A new paper by researchers at Western University, Lawson Health Research Institute and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) shows there’s been a decade-long drop in new diagnoses of both stroke and dementia in the most at-risk group ­­—  those who are 80 or older.

A screenshot from the video training game used with neurofeedback in this study. When patients with PTSD were successful in reducing the brain’s dominant brain wave, the space ship moved forward.

New research gives patients with PTSD the power to restore their own patterns of brain activity

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In a new study at Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) and the University of Geneva, researchers showed that a technique called brain training can be used to restore patterns of brain activity and reduce symptoms of hyperarousal in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).