Air pollution

London researchers are studying whether long-term exposure to air pollution and city noise increase a person’s risk of developing epilepsy.

LHSC: University Hospital - 

Epilepsy, a neurological disorder in which patients experience recurring seizures, can develop from a number of causes. Genetics plays a role in some cases while some develop as a result of conditions like stroke, tumours or head trauma.

Dr. Swati Mehta

Dr. Swati Mehta and a collaborative research team are developing internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) that meets the needs of persons with neurological conditions.

Researchers developing internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy for persons with neurological conditions

St. Joseph’s: Parkwood Institute - 

With an aging population, neurological conditions like stroke, brain injury and multiple sclerosis (MS) are on the rise in Canada. Those living with neurological conditions face many long-term challenges that can affect both their physical and cognitive functioning. They are also at an increased risk for mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety.

Dr. Justin Hicks

Dr. Justin Hicks, Lawson Imaging Scientist

Researchers aim to develop imaging tracer to study protein that may cause Parkinson’s disease

St. Joseph's Hospital - 

An estimated 55,000 Canadians are living with Parkinson’s disease. While researchers are advancing therapies to treat symptoms, such as tremors, there is currently no method to stop progression.

To begin addressing this problem, a team of scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute is developing an imaging tracer.