The University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine was established in 1967 and renamed the Cumming School of Medicine in 2014. The Cumming School of Medicine is a national research leader in brain and mental health, chronic diseases and cardiovascular sciences.

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  • Sensorimotor network alterations in children and youth with prenatal alcohol exposure 

    Long, Xiangyu; Little, Graham; Beaulieu, Christian; Lebel, Catherine (John Wiley & Sons, Cumming School of Medicine, Radiology, University of Calgary,, 2018-05)
    Children with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) often have impaired sensorimotor function. While altered brain structure has been noted in sensorimotor areas, the functional brain alterations remain unclear. This study aims ...
  • Age-related functional brain changes in young children 

    Long, Xiangyu; Benischek, Alina; Dewey, Deborah; Lebel, Catherine A. (Elsevier, Cumming School of Medicine, Paediatrics, Radiology, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Community Health Sciences,, Pre-print, 2017-07-15)
    Brain function and structure change significantly during the toddler and preschool years. However, most studies focus on older or younger children, so the specific nature of these changes is unclear. In the present study, ...
  • Going (Reo)viral: factors promoting successful revival oncolytics infection 

    Bourhill, Tarryn; Mori, Yoshinori; Rancourt, Derrick Emile; Shmulevitz, Maya; Johnston, Randal N. (MDPI, Cumming School of Medicine, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Calgary,, 2018-08-11)
    Oncolytic viruses show intriguing potential as cancer therapeutic agents. These viruses are capable of selectively targeting and killing cancerous cells while leaving healthy cells largely unaffected. The use of oncolytic ...
  • Effect of Acute, Subacute, and Repeated Exposure to High Altitude (5050 m) on Psychomotor Vigilance 

    Pun, Matiram; Hartmann, Sara E.; Furian, Michael; Dyck, Adrienna M.; Muralt, Lara; Lichtblau, Mona; Bader, Patrick R.; Ulrich, Silvia; Bloch, Konrad E.; Rawling, Jean M.; Poulin, Marc J. (Frontiers in Physiology, Cumming School of Medicine, Physiology & Pharmacology, University of Calgary,, 2018-01)
    Aim: High altitude (HA) hypoxia may affect cognitive performance and sleep quality. Further, vigilance is reduced following sleep deprivation. We investigated the effect on vigilance, actigraphic sleep indices, and their ...
  • Testing the feasibility of eliciting preferences for health states from adolescents using direct methods 

    Lau, Ryan; Crump, R. Trafford; Cox, Elizabeth D.; Currie, Gillian R.; Panepinto, Julie Ann (BioMed Central Ltd., Cumming School of Medicine, Surgery, University of Calgary, 2018-06-22)
    Measuring adolescents' preferences for health states can play an important role in evaluating the delivery of pediatric healthcare. However, formal evaluation of the common direct preference elicitation methods for health ...
  • Case report: Diffuse hyperplastic perilobar nephroblastomatosis complicated by a unilateral Wilms tumour: diagnosis, treatment and follow-up 

    Gao, Bruce; Nzekwu, Emeka; Spaner, Shelley Jane; Cook, Anthony (BioMed Central Ltd., Cumming School of Medicine, Radiology, Surgery, University of Calgary,, 2018-06-19)
    Nephroblastomatosis is an uncommon pathologic process characterized by the presence of persistent embryonic nephrogenic rests. Progression to Wilms tumour occurs in an estimated 35% of patients. Cure rates are based on ...
  • Effectiveness of a standardized electronic admission order set for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 

    Pendharkar, Sachin R.; Ospina, Maria B.; Gadotti, D. A.; Hirani, Naushad; Graham, Jim Allen; Faris, Peter D.; Bhutani, Mohit; Leigh, Richard A.; Mody, Christopher H.; Strickland, Michael K. (BMC Pulmonary Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, Community Health Sciences, Medicine, University of Calgary,, Publisher's version, 2018-05-30)
    Background: Variation in hospital management of patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) may prolong length of stay, increasing the risk of hospital-acquired complications and ...
  • Analysis of GPCR/ion channel interactions 

    Altier, Christophe; Zamponi, Gerald W. (Springer, Cumming School of Medicine, Physiology & Pharmacology, University of Calgary, 2011-01-01)
    Voltage-gated calcium channels are key regulators of calcium homeostasis in excitable cells. A number of cellular signaling pathways serve to fine tune calcium channel activity, including the activation of G protein-coupled ...
  • All quiet on the neuronal front: NMDA receptor inhibition by prion protein 

    Steele, Andrew D. (The Rockefeller University Press, California Institute of Technology, 2008-04-28)
    The normal function of the prion protein (PrP)--the causative agent of mad cow or prion disease--has long remained out of reach. Deciphering PrP's function may help to unravel the complex chain of events triggered by PrP ...
  • Reciprocal regulation between voltage-gated calcium channels and calmodulin 

    Zamponi, Gerald W. (Cellscience, Cumming School of Medicine, Physiology & Pharmacology, University of Calgary, 2008-06-01)
    Calcium entry via voltage gated calcium channels is subject to negative feedback regulation via a calcium dependent inactivation process. The features of calcium dependent inactivation vary with calcium channel subtype ...

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