About the Weston Brain Institute

The Weston Brain Institute supports world-class neuroscience research. Using an innovative, collaborative funding process the Weston Brain Institute aims to accelerate breakthrough discoveries for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases of aging including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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Researcher examining new way to capture images of the brain for Alzheimer’s disease

Imagine there was a more effective way to study the brain while treating Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Mitch Albert, a researcher at Lakehead University and...


Updated Definition: Tools

The Institute has updated its definition of tools.  The updated definition is as follows: Tool:  An item that accelerates development of therapeutics, e.g., imaging...


Canada: ALS 2016 has launched!

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder characterized by rapid and progressive degeneration of upper and lower motor neurons, resulting in paralysis...

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