The Brain Repair Centre (BRC), a Dalhousie University institute, is the hub for medical neuroscience research in Atlantic Canada.
Research into neurodegenerative diseases and traumatic brain injuries is crucial for successfully preventing, diagnosing, treating, and curing these conditions.
The Brain Repair Centre (BRC) is a research venture whose members share a powerful vision: to discover and develop the means to prevent, repair, and even reverse damage to cells and synaptic connections in the brain and spinal cord. In so doing, it aims to provide years of improved-quality life to the many thousands of people who suffer from debilitating illnesses and injuries of the nervous system.
The BRC is shedding light on the mysteries of the brain and nervous system while devising new strategies for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of many disorders. Its research strengths lie in its multidisciplinary, translational approach that focuses on minimizing the burden of neurodegeneration, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries.
Funding important neurological research
The BRC’s research is organized into four clusters: Atlantic Mobility Action Project (AMAP), Neurodegeneration, Neurodevelopment, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). These facilitate collaboration and create greater synergies among and between teams. Additionally, collaboration includes consultation with governments, associations, and the public.
Funding neurological research is vital to bringing innovations to those who need them. Investment from government and the public is needed to continue these critical research initiatives.