Neurological Disorders

Busting Myths About Epilepsy

Epilepsy Ontario | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada Living
Epilepsy Ontario

Epilepsy is a common neurological condition. Chances are you know someone who has the condition. In spite of ongoing public awareness and education programs, many myths still exist. It's time to bust some of those myths today!

New Developments in Gene Treatment Allow Kids To Smile Again

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Canadian researchers have used the power of genomics to identify the cause of a rare Parkinson's-like disease in children of one extended fa...

Curing Alzheimer's: A Piece of the Puzzle

Jay Ingram | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Living
Jay Ingram

Thirty years ago a scientist named Stan Prusiner coined a new word -- prion -- which turns out to be a protein molecule that's misfolded. In many neurodegenerative conditions, something triggers misfolding. If you can interrupt that, then you stop the formation of plaques. If you stop plaque formation in a human brain, you could prevent Alzheimer's, or at least delay it.

The Love of a Mother Can Move Mountains: My Interview With Dana Florence (VIDEO)

Shannon Skinner | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg When Dana Florence gave birth to triplets on January 1, 2008, life changed -- dramatically. The triplets were born 15 weeks premature and the fight for their lives began, enduring many procedures and surgeries to keep them alive.