Two new studies reveal insights into immunometabolism in the brain

September 18, 2020
The MacVicar Lab has published two papers today looking at immunometabolism in the brain, an exciting area of research that has gained momentum over the past few years.

New study shows immune cells of the brain still function in glucose-limited environment

March 25, 2020
An emerging area of research called immunometabolism investigates how the metabolism of immune cells affects their function. But for the most part, this area remains largely understudied when it comes to the brain because it’s such a complex structure.

New collaboration looks to gain insight on understudied part of the brain

February 25, 2020
A team of scientists—comprised of Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH) researchers Drs. Brian MacVicar and Fabio Rossi and Sick Kids Senior Scientist Dr. Freda Miller—have joined forces in a collaboration to look at part of the brain that has remained largely understudied.

DMCBH scientists among top 100,000 cited researchers worldwide

January 27, 2020
New research is always exciting, but in order to spread the word about new findings, papers need to be accepted and published in academic journals. The number of citations a researcher has under their belt from these publications is one way they’re judged when it comes to academic opportunities like grant applications.

Microglial ‘fingers’ probe dense brain structures in health and disease

June 4, 2019
Microglia are the brain’s immune cells, and they work together to maintain brain health and remove “junk” that builds up in brain tissue. They are the brain’s tiny helper cells, and changes in their appearance can indicate degeneration or disease in surrounding cells and tissue.