Brain Facts

July 2017

Patient Voices: A.L.S.

Five men and women speak about how their lives have changed as a result of this devastating illness in The New York Times.

Read or listen to their stories here.

Autoimmunity Plays a Role in Parkinson’s Disease

For the first time in nearly a century of research on the topic, scientists found direct evidence that autoimmunity plays a role in Parkinson’s Disease. Blood analysis of patients showed that immune system T-cells attacks the brain cells with a high level of the alpha-synuclein protein, characteristic of the disease.

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A New Recipe to Prevent Alzheimer’s

New research suggests that extra-virgin olive oil — a key component of the Mediterranean diet — may protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease symptoms.

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Treating Multiple Sclerosis with an Acne pill

Researchers find that Minocycline, a well-established and widespread treatment for acne, could help control Multiple Sclerosis (MS). With the highest rate of MS in the world, Canada could remarkably benefit from this safe, inexpensive, and easily administrable pill.

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