The Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases and the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance (TDRA) are pleased to announce a partnership supported by the Temerty Faculty of Medicine to advance our understanding of the links between depression and dementia.
Mar 10 / 2021
Mark Tanz had a vision for combating neurodegenerative diseases and made significant investments in research at the University of Toronto in pursuit of this vision.
Feb 22 / 2021
University of Toronto researchers have uncovered a potentially critical step in associative learning, a process that enables long-term storage of certain memories, especially in conditions of high stress. We are constantly bombarded with information, far in excess of what we can commit to long-term memory. Our brains have therefore evolved a way to only store memories for long periods if the information is important, and this process happens through association.
Feb 8 / 2021
Researchers in Toronto have shown how the strengthening of some neuronal connections in the brain involves the transient expression of a particular protein, which could lead to a better understanding of learning, memory and neurodegenerative diseases. The researchers showed that in the hippocampus of rodents, the strengthening of those connections among neurons — known as synaptic plasticity or long-term potentiation — unfolds through at least two distinct processes.
Jan 20 / 2021