Made-in-Canada method of producing life-saving radioisotopes receives Health Canada approval

A made-in-Canada approach to producing the world’s most commonly used medical isotope has received Health Canada approval, ushering in a new era for patients in Canada and around the world who rely on these isotopes for critical diagnostic procedures. A Canadian consortium, which includes the University of British Columbia, BC Cancer and TRIUMF, is the […]

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Race norming’ blamed for denying payouts to ex-NFL players with dementia

A UCSF clinical psychologist has taken aim at the National Football League (NFL) for “race norming” black players diagnosed with dementia, a practice that is depriving them of the monetary awards allocated to former footballers with neurodegenerative disorders. In her perspective that runs in JAMA Neurology on Dec. 21, 2020, Katherine Possin, Ph.D., of the […]

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Researchers illuminate neurotransmitter transport using X-ray crystallography and molecular simulations

Scientists from the MIPT Research Center for Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Age-Related Diseases have joined forces with their colleagues from Jülich Research Center, Germany, and uncovered how sodium ions drive glutamate transport in the central nervous system. Glutamate is the most important excitatory neurotransmitter and is actively removed from the synaptic cleft between neurons […]

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