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Motor-skill activities hold promise of rewiring children's damaged brains - Globe & Mail

February 1, 2010

The six-year-old boy plays the game Operation, skillfully wielding a pair of tweezers in a school gym that doubles as a research lab. His brain has been damaged by the alcohol his mother drank when he was in the womb, but he's adept at extracting tiny plastic bones.

By Anne McIlroy
Available in the January 29th issue of The Globe & Mail.

U of S Researcher part of large brain study - The Star Phoenix

December 9, 2009

Nazeem Muhajarine, a researcher at the University of Saskatchewan for the past 15 years, will get the chance to effectively raise awareness of childhood brain disorders.

By Tricia Hrycan
Available in the December 9th issue of The Star Phoenix.

University of Saskatchewan Participates in $19.5-M National Study into Childhood Brain Disorders

December 8, 2009

A University of Saskatchewan researcher will play a key role in a new $19.5-million nation-wide study of children’s brain development, leading efforts to raise public awareness of childhood brain disorders and helping to put the latest research knowledge into practice.

New national research network to study child brain development is launched

December 1, 2009

NeuroDevNet, the first trans-Canada initiative dedicated to studying children’s brain development from both basic and clinical perspectives, will be led by Dr. Dan Goldowitz, Senior Scientist at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI).

The network, hosted by the University of British Columbia (UBC) will receive $19,572,000 in funding over five years from the Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada (NCE).