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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 

Members of Young Presidents’ Organization get exclusive tour of Sunnybrook Research Institute

More than two dozen visitors hear from researchers working in precision medicine and check out spaces unique to SRI
Thursday, September 26, 2019 

Sunnybrook research helps take future treatment of ALS patients to a new level

Peer-reviewed study has shown the safety of using focused ultrasound in opening the blood-brain barrier in patients with ALS
Monday, July 15, 2019 

$1.4 M boost in funding for patients with essential tremor to be treated with focused ultrasound

Sunnybrook researchers pioneered the use of this procedure to treat patients with essential tremor in 2012
Monday, June 17, 2019 

Three Sunnybrook Research Institute scientists awarded Canada Research Chairs

Drs. JoAnne McLaurin, Meaghan O’Reilly and Bojana Stefanovic recognized with country’s highest research honour
Thursday, January 24, 2019 

World first: Blood-brain barrier opened in multiple regions in a patient with Alzheimer’s disease

Sunnybrook researchers are investigating the use of focused ultrasound in patients with Alzheimer's disease
Thursday, August 30, 2018 

100th patient treated for essential tremor with MRI-guided focused ultrasound

Sunnybrook researchers revolutionized this non-invasive world first procedure in 2012.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 

Sunnybrook researchers demonstrate safe and non-invasive way to open blood-brain barrier in patients with Alzheimer’s disease

First peer-reviewed published report to show the safety and feasibility in Phase 1 trial
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 

North American first: Researchers investigate safety of scalpel-free brain surgery to treat depression

Researchers are investigating the safety and effectiveness of using MRI-guided focused ultrasound to help patients with treatment-resistant major depression
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 

Harquail family and Sunnybrook Foundation make joint $10 million investment in neuromodulation research

The Harquail family has made a landmark $5-million investment to establish the Harquail Centre for Neuromodulation at Sunnybrook, the world’s first centre to offer a complete range of neuromodulation treatments under one roof.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 

The road less travelled

Experts forge path in study of focused ultrasound to treat psychiatric illness