University Of Alberta

  • Children who stutter differ in brain development: Study 16-10-2013 03:53 PM

    Vancouver:Children who stutter have less grey matter in key regions of the brain responsible for speech production than children who do not stutter, according to a new Canadian study. The study, published recently in the peer-reviewed journal Cortex, explains how the brain is built for speech production, why people stutter,...
  • Diabetes drug may restore memory in Alzheimer patients 12-12-2012 06:16 PM

    Toronto: A drug intended for diabetes appears to restore memory in brain cells affected by Alzheimer's disease, researchers say. Medical researchers at the University of Alberta led by Jack Jhamandas took brain tissue from animal models with Alzheimer's disease and tested the tissue in the lab, looking specifically at the...