Patient-centred research at Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI) aims to improve the quality of healthcare here at home, and across the globe. International collaborations are an integral part of that mission. TBRRI’s Dr. Mitchell Albert and his lab team have an ongoing collaboration with Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. The collaborative work is part of a large European consortium for Alzheimer’s and Xenon functional imaging of the brain to monitor the longitudinal status of Alzheimer’s.
Recently, Dr. Albert was invited to give a lecture at Masaryk University about Hyperpolarized Xenon Biosensor Magnetic Resonance Molecular Imaging for Neurodegenerative Disease. The technology will provide new diagnostic tools that can monitor the progress of Alzheimer’s disease and provide a sensitive method for early diagnosis. This work will help to improve the quality of life for Canadians living with Alzheimer’s.