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FACE 12 - Can diet and exercise really benefit the FASD brain?

Last modified by Doug Maynard on 2012/11/22 21:03

12th Annual FACE Research Rountable

This event was held on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 t the Stanhope Beach Resort & Conference Centre, Prince Edward Island, Canada as part of the 12th Annual FACE Research Roundtable.  Click here for a list of other session from this conference.

The 12th FACE Research Roundtable was organized by the Motherisk Program and sponsored by the Brewers Association of Canada.  

Presenter:

  • Brian R. Christie, PhD, Michael Smith Foundation Senior Scholar, Division of Medical Sciences and Department of Biology, University of Victoria, Cellular and Physiological Sciences, University of British Columbia

FASD causes significant deficits in learning and memory processes. In animal models of FASD, these deficits can be studied in terms of the ability of the brain to improve certain functions, such as the capacity of neurons to communicate with one another. This feature is called brain plasticity. Dr. Brian Christie will set the stage for the afternoon discussion of FASD intervention research, by describing the biological mechanisms for learning and memory. His discussion of recent animal studies will demonstrate the capacity of the brain to create new cells and alter its structural components. He will also describe new research into synaptic plasticity in a brain structure that is critical for the formation of memories.

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Sponsors

The 12th FACE Research Roundtable was organized by the Motherisk Program and sponsored by the Brewers Association of Canada

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