What began as a research study inspired by families who know all too well the effects of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) has become a tremendous partnership that will enable newborns in Alberta to be tested and treated before the onset of symptoms, when time is of the essence.
Witnessing a seizure can be terrifying, especially if it happens to your own child. One in 10 children will experience a seizure. About 50% of those kids will go on to develop epilepsy. Meanwhile, 100% of their parents will worry. A breakthrough discovery could change that.
What if we could diagnose or even help prevent a child from developing mental disorders like depression with a simple MRI scan? Thanks to community support and a $3-million grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), experts have set their sights on doing just that.