Season 3 of the Krembil Brain Institute's Your Complex Brain podcast is here!

We are once again bringing you inside UHN's Krembil Brain Institute – one of North America's largest and most innovative neurological centres – to meet the scientists and physicians advancing discovery, the patients who inspire us and the care teams who support them.

This season, we're exploring some big new research in brain health, including: What young women need to know about preventing a stroke? Ca​n loneliness re-wire your brain? And how you can reduce your chances of Alzheimer's.

We'll also take you to the forefront of AI-powered brain science, dive into the link between genetics and reading disabilities and find out why getting a good night's sleep is crucial for brain health.

There are a million amazing things to know about your complex brain – and we couldn't be more excited to explore them with you. Season 3 launches on March 19, with episodes every other Tuesday. Subscribe to Your Complex Brain so you don't miss a thing.

The Your Complex Brain production team is Heather Sherman, Jessica Schmidt, Dr. Amy Ma, Kim Perry, Sara Yuan, Meagan Anderi, Liz Chapman and Lorna Gilfedder.

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Release Date: March 12, 2023 |  Run Time: 01:00 |  Download the trailer transcript

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Season 3 Episode 5 - Erasing the Stigma of Neurofibromatosis

Release Date: May 14, 2024 |  Run Time: 29:09 |  Download Episode 5 transcript

Have you ever heard of a genetic condition called Neurofibromatosis, also known as NF?

It's one of the most common genetic disorders, affecting about 1 in 3000 people globally. NF causes different types of tumours to form in various parts of the body. Because so little is known about the condition, it's often misdiagnosed, or not diagnosed at all.

UHN is home to the Elisabeth Raab Neurofibromatosis Clinic, the only adult NF clinic in Canada. We discuss the clinic and the exciting research happening in the field of NF. But, for many people living with the condition, the stigma is often as challenging as the illness.

Listen to the full episode and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and everywhere else you get your podcasts.

Bonus Content: Listen to an extended version of Dr. Ryan Thomas' interview, where he talks about treating patients with NF while living with the illness himself.

Dr. Ryan Thomas | Run Time: 09:35 |  Download bonus content transcript

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Past Episodes

Explore the myths, mysteries, and medical breakthroughs of your body's most complex and powerful organ – your brain. Weaving together expert interviews with heartfelt, inspiring snapshots of the patients and family members in the middle of it all, Heather Sherman dives into the latest science on Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, epilepsy, stroke, concussion, spinal cord injury, brain cancer, chronic pain and other brain diseases and disorders. Along the way, she uncovers surprising insights, sheds light on the latest research and shares heroic, real-life stories from the people on the front lines.

Dr. Jaideep Bains

Season 3 Episode 1 –
The Lonely Brain
Maria Martinez

Season 3 Episode 2 –
Reduce Your Chances of Alzheimer's. Here's How.
Dr. Laureen Hachem

Season 3 Episode 3 –
25 Years of Momentum in Spinal Cord Injury Research

Dr. Lorraine Kalia

Season 3 Episode 4 –
Can Exercise Slow the Progression of Parkinson's?
Dr. Suganth Suppiah

Season 3 Episode 5 –
Erasing the Stigma of Neurofibromatosis

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